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An essential work on the Vietnam War, by the award-winning Geoffrey C. Ward and documentary maker Ken Burns.

**The New York Times Bestseller**
**The book of the landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick**

The definitive work on the Vietnam War, the conflict that came to define a generation, told from all sides by those who were there.

More than forty years after the Vietnam War ended, its legacy continues to fascinate, horrify and inform us. As the first war to be fought in front of TV cameras and beamed around the world, it has been immortalised on film and on the page, and forever changed the way we think about war.

Drawing on hundreds of brand new interviews, Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have created the definitive work on Vietnam. It is the first book to show us the war from every perspective: from idealistic US Marines and the families they left behind to the Vietnamese civilians, both North and South, whose homeland was changed for ever; politicians, POWs and anti-war protesters; and the photographers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth. The book sends us into the grit and chaos of combat, while also expertly outlining the complex chain of political events that led America to Vietnam.

Beautifully written, this essential work tells the full story without taking sides and reminds us that there is no single truth in war. It is set to redefine our understanding of a brutal conflict, to launch provocative new debates and to shed fresh light on the price paid in ‘blood and bone’ by Vietnamese and Americans alike.

Reviews

Stunning ... the best single-volume history of the war

Mark Bowden, bestselling author of BLACK HAWK DOWN

A vivid and often captivating volume … a valuable resource

David Greenberg, New York Times Book Review

Ward and Burns take a vast topic and personalize it … an outstanding, indispensable survey of the Vietnam War

Kirkus

Vivid, affecting, definitive

Booklist

Exquisitely written

Guardian

Well-written and deeply researched, this history covers virtually every aspect of the French and American wars in Vietnam from 1945-1975, focusing mainly on military, diplomatic, and political issues…. Anyone looking for an expansive overview of the Vietnam War will find much to admire here

Publishers Weekly

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781529103069

    November 19, 2018

    Ebury Press

    848 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9780307700254

    September 15, 2017

    Doubleday US

    528 pages

    RRP $99.99

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  • EBook

    9781473559233

    May 17, 2018

    Ebury Digital

    848 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9780307970817

    September 15, 2017

    Audio RH USA

    RRP $65.00

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