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Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: a political, social, and military history

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: a political, social, and military history

Tucker, Spencer C., 1937-

With more than 900 entries and 200 primary source documents, this authoritative three-volume encyclopedia details early US involvement in Vietnam, examines key figures and battles in the conflict, and looks at Vietnam since 1975

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: ABC-Clio, 1998
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN: 0874369835, 9780874369830
Physical Description: 3 v. (1600p.) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Subject: Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 Encyclopedias.

Author note

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.


ABC-CLIO presents the largest and most comprehensive study to date of the wars in Vietnam. This authoritative, three volume masterwork details early U.S. involvement in Vietnam and brings Vietnamese history to the present with discussions of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1975 through 1997.

Students and researchers will find that this comprehensive work includes more coverage of diverse topics, and more information on individual Vietnamese and American participants and earlier, relevant periods in Vietnamese history, than any other encyclopedia of its kind.


"Providing interesting, well-researched articles . . . this is a fine reference work that should be on every library shelf. . . . The best there is on the subject." - School Library Journal||"A remarkable resource. . . . Nearly 1000 entries by over 138 contributors—with documents from all periods and sources, some never seen before, make this encyclopedia a central resource for information and analysis of this turning point in modern history. . . . [Coverage] as extensive as anything we'll likely see in several years." - Library Journal||"Given the quality of this set and the importance of its subject, both academic and large public libraries will find it a necessary addition." - Against the Grain