In Country: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

New York: Metro Books, 2008. First edition [thus]. First printing stated. Hardcover. 664 p. : Illustrations. Endpaper map. Acronym and Slang Expressions. Chronology. Selected Bibliography. Index. Portions of this work were originally published as Dictionary of the Vietnam War by Greenwood Press, copyright 1988 by James Olson. Olson came to Sam Houston State University in 1972 as an assistant professor and is today Distinguished Professor of History. He is the recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Research Award. In 2004, the Council for the Advancement of Education and the Carnegie Endowment for Education named him "Professor of the Year, Texas, for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching." Jim is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than thirty books, including: Saving Capitalism: The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the New Deal, 1933-1940; Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945 to 1990; and John Wayne American, which won the Ray and Pat Brown National Book Award from the Popular Culture Association. His book A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory won the Diolece Parmelee Award. Condition: Good. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling, and corners/edges rubbed.

Keywords: Reference Works, Indochina, Encyclopedia, Antiwar Movement, Special Forces, Counterinsurgency, Guerrilla Warfare, Prisoners of War

ISBN: 9781435111844

[Book #71774]

Price: $75.00