The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and divisive events in American history since the Civil War. Stretching from approximately 1957 to 1973, this watershed event cost billions of dollars and claimed the lives of thousands of Americans.Containing a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people involved in the Vietnam War, the newVietnam War Almanacalso features an A-to-Z biographical dictionary of the key figures involved in the conflict, along with a comprehensive listing of vital statistics in the appendix. Maps, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography aid further research and complete this invaluable almanac.Coverage includes:Creighton W. AbramsGeorge W. BallWilliam E. ColbyWalter L. CronkiteNgo Dinh DiemVo Nguyen GiapDavid HalberstamHenry Cabot LodgeHo Chi MinhHubert HumphreyLyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyHenry A. KissingerRobert S. McNamaraRichard M. NixonDean RuskCao Van VienWilliam C. Westmoreland. Excerpted from Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.