Zentih Press has released a must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the 50th anniversary of the war.
When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict. This new and reimagined edition updates the war on the fifty years that have passed since the war’s initiation.
The official successor to the Pulitzer Prize–nominated set, The American Experience in Vietnam combines the best serious historical writing about the Vietnam War with new, never-before-published photos and perspectives. New content includes social, cultural, and military analysis; a view of post-1980s Vietnam; and contextualizing discussion of U.S involvement in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Even if you own the original, The American Experience in Vietnam is a necessary addition for any modern Vietnam War enthusiast.
We are proud to share with you some of the best pictures from this book!
In the final days of the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese refugee family tries to push their scooter onto Highway 1 outside Saigon as they flee the advancing North Vietnamese, days before the fall of Saigon in April 1975.
The strain of battle is shown on the face of US Army Sgt. Philip Fink, an advisor to the 52nd Vietnamese Ranger battalion. The unit had borne the brunt of recapturing the jungle outpost of Dong Xoai from the Viet Cong, June 1965.
Sergeant Jeremiah Purdie (center), struggles for balance moments after an exploding shell from an NVA attack has wounded his commanding officer, Captain James Carroll, and another man at Mutter’s Ridge, October 5, 1966, during Operation Prairie.
Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade honor their comrades killed on Hill 875 by laying out their boots at their base camp near the airstrip at Dak To. Survivors spoke of Maj. Charles Watters, a chaplain, and Pfc. Carlos Lozada, who would both earn a posthumous Medal of Honor for their actions in the battle.
US armored units move back into a combat base recently turned over to Vietnamese forces. In Washington, the US Senate, in a second rebuff of President Nixon’s Vietnam policies, voted for a total US withdrawal from Indochina by spring 1972.