Washington Post Vietnam Book - Gift Details
The Washington Post newspaper book uses reprinted coverage from DC’s flagship publication to create a fantastic reportage history of the key events of the war in Vietnam.
Coverage of the bloody conflict begins with America’s involvement from August 1964. The first report is on the early attack on the USS Maddox by the communist forces of the north, while the US’s decision thereafter to speed up the nation’s numerical commitment also features in detail.
Thereafter, the book details all of the major twists and turns of 1965, from the bombing of the US embassy in Saigon, to Operation Rolling Thunder, in which the US undertook a sustained bombing campaign against targets in north Vietnam.
The course of the war throughout 1966 and 1967 is also covered in detail, with the heavy loss of life a constant theme. Indeed, with US troops and civilians falling in their thousands, a wave of domestic protests was triggered in the face of an uncertain outcome.
The political pressure being applied to President Johnson during 1968 is reflected in the nature of the reporting, while the final years of the conflict, in which the newly elected Richard Nixon sought an exit strategy and eventually announced a policy of ‘Vietnamization’ in 1969, are also covered at length.
Over the coming four years, reports look at the American withdrawal of troops, culminating in the eventual ceasefire in January 1973. And finally, things conclude in April 1975 with Saigon’s surrender to the Vietcong. Indeed, with the north unifying the country under communist rule, the conflict marked a sad episode in US history.
For a long-lasting and personal finish, your Washington Post Newspaper Book is bound in a leatherette cover, along with the choice to gold-emboss the recipient's Name on the front of the book.
Your Gift Personalized
Your Vietnam War book can be personalized by adding the recipient’s Name and a Message to the certificate label on the title page.
The recipient’s Name can also be ‘gold –embossed’ on the front cover for free.
The book measures 12.5" x 15”, bound in a leatherette cover and finished off with gold embossing on the front.