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The Vietnam War
By (author): Geoffrey Ward By (author): Kenneth Burns
9781984897749 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War Mar 24, 2020
$27.00 CAD
Active 6.08 x 9.18 x 1.74 in | 2.34 lb 864 pages 2 8-PG PHOTO SECTIONS Vintage
A text-only edition of the riveting companion volume to the epic ten-part PBS documentary from the award-winning historian and filmmakers behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War.

More than forty years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War, but its ghosts remain. In this magisterial work, historian Geoffrey C. Ward and filmmaker Ken Burns have crafted a fresh and insightful account of the long and brutal conflict that reunited Vietnam while dividing the United States as nothing else had since the Civil War. From the Gulf of Tonkin and the Tet Offensive to Hamburger Hill and the fall of Saigon, Ward and Burns trace the conflict that dogged three American presidents and their advisers, also interweaving almost a hundred voices from those who fought on both sides of the war, as well as those who fought against it—willing for the first time to share their memories of Vietnam as it really was. A unique tour de force, The Vietnam War is an intimate history of America’s least-understood conflict.

Publication History: Knopf HC, September 2017

TV SERIES: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part PBS series, the basis for the book, took $30 million and over a decade to produce and holds a 98 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

STANDALONE EDITION: While the hardcover—an oversize, full-color volume with hundreds of pictures—was intended as a companion to the television series, this paperback edition has been redesigned for a wider audience, similar to what we did with the authors’ The Civil War (which has netted more than 75k copies in paperback).

ALL SIDES: The book draws on extensive interviews with Americans from all walks of life, as well as former officials and soldiers from South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong. It is a comprehensive view of the war as it was experienced on the front lines, in government, and on the home front.

BACKLIST: Ward and Burns’ previous books Baseball, Jazz, The War, and The Civil War are all available from Vintage in paperback and eBook. Across all formats, their books with KDPG have netted almost 1.8 million copies.

PRAISE: The hardcover edition received rave reviews. The Washington Post called it “exceptionally engaging,” and The New York Times Book Review named it “a vivid and often captivating volume.”

BESTSELLER: The Vietnam War was a New York Times bestseller, and also landed on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists.

GEOFFREY C. WARD, historian and screenwriter, is the author of fifteen books, including Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989. He has written or cowritten many documentary films, including The War, The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Thomas Jefferson, Not for Ourselves Alone, and Jazz. He lives in New York City. KEN BURNS, the producer and director of the film series The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include The National Parks, The War, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards and two Academy Award nominations. He received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2008. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Author Residence: New York, New York

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“Exceptionally engaging. . . . A significant milestone [that] will no doubt do much to determine how the war is understood for years to come.” —The Washington Post

“Stunning. . . . The best single-volume history of the war. . . . Assembled from a multitude of overlapping voices, American and Vietnamese, [The Vietnam War] tells the long story from every conceivable angle, from veterans and protesters to draft-dodgers and prisoners of war to politicians and grunts.” —Mark Bowden, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Captivating.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Exquisitely written.” —The Guardian

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