Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, this landmark history reveals the nightmare of Vietnam War combat, US corruption, the venial incompetence of the South Vietnamese army and the Army colonel who put his life and career on the line to convince his superiors to change course.
Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s superb historical novel features a brave 12-year-old, Y’Tin, who trains wild elephants. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the boy learns that truth comes in many shades of gray.
With the Vietnam War in full swing, the American Department of Defense prepared this book as a crash couse in Vietnamese culture for the young men and women who would be fighting and living with the Vietnamese people. Republished by the Bodleian Library with original illustrations, this compact guide serves as a timeless tour through the cultural, social, politcal and military history of Vietnam.