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The Resource Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam, Mark Bowden

Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam, Mark Bowden

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Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam
Title
Huế 1968
Title remainder
the turning point of the American war in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color."--Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam's intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Bowden, Mark
Dewey number
959.704/342095974
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS557.8.H83
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hue, Battle of (Huế, Vietnam : 1968)
  • Tet Offensive (1968)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Hue, Battle of, Huế, Vietnam, 1968
  • Tet Offensive, 1968
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Urban warfare
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Military
Label
Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam, Mark Bowden
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online resource
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infiltration -- The fall of Huế -- Futility and denial -- Counterattack in the Triangle and disaster at La Chu -- Sweeping the Triangle -- Taking back the Citadel
Control code
ocn987070648
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802189240
Lccn
2017023074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0522BE79-D7F5-458B-AD21-B22711EA3000
System control number
(OCoLC)987070648
Label
Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam, Mark Bowden
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infiltration -- The fall of Huế -- Futility and denial -- Counterattack in the Triangle and disaster at La Chu -- Sweeping the Triangle -- Taking back the Citadel
Control code
ocn987070648
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802189240
Lccn
2017023074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0522BE79-D7F5-458B-AD21-B22711EA3000
System control number
(OCoLC)987070648
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