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New York, N.Y. Osprey Publishing, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 336 pages. Oversized book, measuring 9-3/4 inches by 7-3/4 inches. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some with color). Includes Contributors; Chronology; Introduction; The French Indochina War; Fight for the Long Haul; The Road South; The War outside Vietnam; A View from the Other Side of the Story; Caught in the Crossfire; Diggers and Kiwis; The Conduct of the war; On the Ground; "Swatting Flies with a Sledgehammer"; Battle for the Mekong; Tactics in a Different War; The "Living-Room War"; and The Final Act--And After. Includes Endnotes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Contributions include critical assessments of strategy and tactics by both NVA and ARVN officers, an account of the war's effect on civilians, and discussions of wider issues, including the war with Cambodia and Laos and the strategy of the U.S. forces. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps, and diagrams that evocatively complement the text. Among the many contributors were Lewis Sorley and John Prados. Dr. Andrew Wiest received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.
Washington, DC: United States Army, Office of the Chief of Military History, 1968. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 549,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Appendices. Sources. Glossary. Code Names. Index. Cover has some wear. This is the first to be completed of three projected volumes covering military operations on the Eastern Front of World War II in Europe. Earl Frederick Ziemke (December 16, 1922 – October 15, 2007) was an American military historian whose work was mainly on World War II and especially the Soviet-German clash in Eastern Europe. Earl Ziemke served in the Marines during World War II. He fought in the Battle of Peleliu and then won the Purple Heart for wounds received in the assault on Okinawa. After his discharge, he used the G.I. Bill to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. From 1955 to 1967, he was an official historian for the United States Army’s Office of the Chief of Military History. In 1967, he went to the University of Georgia as a full professor and in 1977, he rose to the rank of research professor. He retired in 1993 as Research Professor Emeritus.