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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Vietnam War? By Philip Steele

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Vietnam War?

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Exploring the advances in science and technology, the changes in society and the artistic developments that came out of turbulent periods in history.

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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Vietnam War? by Philip Steele

This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?

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About Philip Steele

Philip Steele is a leading writer of children's non-fiction books. He was born in Surrey, graduated from University College Durham and worked in London publishing houses. He then freelanced as a project manager, publishing consultant and author. He has written a wide range of books for Wayland, Watts, Dorling Kindersley, Kingfisher/Macmillan, Walker Books and many other publishers worldwide. History, biography, lands and peoples, the natural world, current affairs and social issues all feature prominently in his backlist. Philip has backpacked around Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. For many years he has been settled very happily amidst the mountains, beaches and green fields of North Wales. His wife (as a teacher) and his teenage daughter (as a secondary school pupil) are ideally suited to cast a critical eye over his work!

Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The Vietnam files
  • 3: The war: how events unfolded
  • 4: The war: end and aftermath
  • 5: Power but no glory?
  • 6: Was it all about communism?
  • 7: Issues of US and international law
  • 8: How did the war affect US power at home and in the world?
  • 9: Economic fallout
  • 10: Vietnam protests and 1960s youth culture
  • 11: Women and the war
  • 12: Medical advances
  • 13: Weaponry and munitions
  • 14: Aircraft
  • 15: Ecocide
  • 16: News media
  • 17: Art of the Vietnam War
  • 18: Literature and Vietnam
  • 19: So DID anything good come out of the Vietnam War?
  • 20: Lessons for the future
  • 21: Glossary
  • 22: Further information
  • 23: Index

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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Vietnam War? by Philip Steele
Philip Steele
Did Anything Good Come Out Of
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