The lessons of the Vietnam War

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Published by Center for Social Studies Education in Pittsburgh, Pa .

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  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-348) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Jerold M. Starr.
ContributionsStarr, Jerold M., 1941-
LC ClassificationsDS557.7 .L468 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL747671M
ISBN 100945919182
LC Control Number97141189

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