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.
“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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