Ten Thousand Days Of Thunder: A History Of The Vietnam War

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Ten Thousand Days Of Thunder: A History Of The Vietnam War

Format:  Hardcover,

128 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Sep 2005

ISBN-13: 9780689862311

ISBN-10: 0689862318

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It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, "10,000 Days of Thunder" explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today.
Included within "10,000 Days of Thunder" are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath.
Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making "10,000 Days of Thunder" THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.


Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Sep 2005
ISBN-13: 9780689862311
ISBN-10: 0689862318
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.0 x 10.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 0689862318

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Biography of Caputo, Philip

Journalist, author, and screenwriter, Philip Caputo was born June 10, 1941 in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in 1964. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times; he is a contributing editor for Esquire magazine. His best-selling first book, Rumour of War (1977), is his memoir of Vietnam, recounting his 1964-1967 tour as a Marine Corps lieutenant.

His other books include Horn of Africa (1980), Indian Country (1987), and Equation for Evil (1996). When he returned home from Vietnam, Caputo worked for the Chicago Tribune, first as a local reporter and then as a foreign correspondent. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. In 1987, a division of Paramount Pictures hired him as a screenwriter.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Great Lakes' Great Books Award, 2007 - 2008 (United States)
  • Connecticut Book Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2007 (United States)

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