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By Elizabeth Partridge

ISBN-10: 0670785067

ISBN-13: 9780670785063

"Partridge proves once more that nonfiction should be every piece as dramatic because the most sensible fiction."*

America's battle in Vietnam. In over a decade of sour struggling with, it claimed the lives of greater than 58,000 American infantrymen and beleaguered 4 US presidents. greater than 40 years after the USA left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the conflict is still debatable and divisive either within the usa and abroad.

The heritage of this period is advanced; the cultural effect outstanding. yet it is the own tales of 8 people—six American infantrymen, one American army nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee—that create the heart beat of Boots at the flooring. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, every one person adventure unearths a unique side of the battle and strikes us ahead in time. Alternating with those chapters are profiles of key American leaders and occasions, reminding us of all that used to be occurring at domestic through the battle, together with peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans' struggles to acclimate to lifestyles after Vietnam.

With a couple of hundred pictures, award-winning writer Elizabeth Partridge's unflinching ebook captures the depth, frustration, and lasting affects of 1 of the main tumultuous classes of yankee history.

*Kirkus studies, starred overview of Marching for Freedom 

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