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The Resource Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968, Eric Hammel

Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968, Eric Hammel

Label
Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968
Title
Fire in the streets
Title remainder
the battle for Hue, Tet 1968
Statement of responsibility
Eric Hammel
Title variation
Battle for Hue, Tet 1968
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War. The ancient capital city of Hue, once considered the jewel of Indochina's cities, was a key objective of a surprise Communist offensive launched on Vietnam's most important holiday. But when the North Vietnamese launched their massive invasion of the city, instead of the general civilian uprising and easy victory they had hoped for, they faced a devastating battle of attrition with enormous casualties on both sides. In the end, the battle for Hue was an unambiguous military and political victory for South Vietnam and the United States. In Fire in the Streets, the dramatic narrative of the battle unfolds on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis. The focus is on the U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers and Marines-from the top commanders down to the frontline infantrymen-and on the men and women who supported them. With access to rare documents from both North and South Vietnam and hundreds of hours of interviews, Eric Hammel, a renowned military historian, expertly draws on first-hand accounts from the battle participants in this engrossing mixture of action and commentary. In addition, Hammel examines the tremendous strain the surprise attack put on the South Vietnamese-U.S. alliance, the shocking brutality of the Communist liberators, and the lessons gained by U.S. Marines forced to wage battle in a city-a task for which they were utterly unprepared and which remains highly relevant today. Re-issued in the fiftieth anniversary year of the battle, with an updated photo section and maps this is the only complete and authoritative account of this crucial landmark battle." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
OQX
Dewey number
959.704/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.H83
LC item number
H36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968, Eric Hammel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
General offensive-general uprising -- Assault on Hue -- Into the fog -- The treasury -- Thon Que Chu -- The hospital -- Provincial headquarters -- The citadel -- T-T woods -- The flagpole
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612005898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1028992814
  • (OCoLC)1028992814
  • 984926
Label
Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968, Eric Hammel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
General offensive-general uprising -- Assault on Hue -- Into the fog -- The treasury -- Thon Que Chu -- The hospital -- Provincial headquarters -- The citadel -- T-T woods -- The flagpole
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612005898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1028992814
  • (OCoLC)1028992814
  • 984926

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