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Publisher's Summary

The Vietnam War. From the gory photos captured on the ground to the protest songs that soundtracked a generation of rebels and radicals, this 20-year war left a mark on the world that’s not going to disappear soon. If you live in the United States (not to mention Vietnam itself), you’ve probably been affected by the war - whether you know it or not.

But do you wish you had answers to some questions about the war? What were the stories behind the iconic pictures? Why did it divide the United States more than any war before or since? Would you like to be able to casually explain an issue or relate a story that would shock or impress the whole room? With the help of this Vietnam War book, you can! In just a few minutes a day, you can be an expert in Vietnam War history and impress both your friends and your history teachers. 

Each chapter of our trivia book is broken up into 15 bite-size sections. These sections are either interesting stories or clear, simple breakdowns of the Vietnam War’s main issues. It’s a pretty complicated war, but unlike most war books, this one will make those difficult issues seem easy and exciting. 

Every chapter also ends with 20 fascinating facts and five quick questions to test your knowledge. And unlike some Vietnam War books, we’re not going to overwhelm you with a million dates and names - our Vietnam War stories are guaranteed to both intrigue and educate! 

Get ready to meet characters from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s George Washington, to Peter Lemon, drug enthusiast and Medal of Honour winner. Find out what led to the war and why it went so badly. Meet the people in Vietnam who risked their lives and the people in America who stood up against the war. Learn why the Soviet Union stayed away, how a herbicide changed the definition of a war crime, and how Harris Tweed suits saved lives.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 Bill O'Neill

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Goodnight Siagon! Good Morning Vietnam!!

I fell into this series with book 3, the one about the Civil War, and loved the way it was written and set up. I enjoyed the quizes at the end of each chapter, and felt that even though it was under five hours in length that it was informative and interesting.

Well, this book is just as good. It would seem that all the books in this series follow the same format, and so all the good things of one book will follow in the next. Here we get to know a lot about how the whole shebang got started, get introduced to some lesser known individuals and events, as well as the better ones. I wish they had a book like this on the Korean War, too. As a MASH fan that would really hit the spot. Thankfully, my Platoon interests filled the bill here, and I learned a lot even though I had grown up right in the middle of this mess of a war.

Newman is an excellent narrator. He keeps you captivated, and does not merely inform, he educates you and piques your interests. That is a rare quality in a narrator. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Not my favorite historical time period but ...

Note: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

This book did a good job of clarifying one of the most muddled, confusing, messes of a war that is part of our country's history. I have conflicting feelings about that time period in the U.S. and this war in particular. This helped bring things into a bit of perspective. Don't think it'll really change much about how I feel about the war as a whole but it helped understand things a bit better. Once again, the narrator did a solid job. Recommended for anyone who enjoys history and/or wartime history.

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Learn something and have fun

Interesting history and overview of the Vietnam War. Lots of fun facts and fun trivia questions. Definitely worth a listen.

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  • Kingsley
  • Henely Brook, Australia
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A great overview of the Vietnam War

Similar to 'War Trivia Book 1", which covered World War 2, this book gives a overview of the events leading up to the war, the players and politics, the main offensives, the reactions abroad, and the ongoing legacy of the war. It is a great, quick, overview for anyone wanting to get a basic understanding of the Vietnam war. The flow is great, allowing readers to build knowledge as they go. It is clear to see how the Vietnam was became such a schamozzle for the USA.

Spread throughout the book there is little trivia and strange facts that, while not required to understand the war, add depth to the history. They are the interesting little pieces that make you want to know more, and that you may not see in other history books.

O'Neill includes small revision quizzes at the end of each chapter to test yourself and make sure you have picked up the information contained previously.

Narration by Derek Newman is good. Clear and easy to follow, he is well paced. Nothing exciting in the narration but good solid, enjoyable work.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Fascinating History

This is a fascinating summary history of the Vietnam War. I was intrigued because although I was born during the period covered, I was too young to know much about it, and my school classes never got past WWII in history. I knew some of the history, but a lot of the details were new to me. I thought the little quizzes were fun, too. I highly recommend this audiobook for a quick history of the circumstances surrounding the war. The focus is on facts, without bias or political spin, and there are even some funny anecdotes shared.

The narration was excellent. It flowed evenly and presented an open, unbiased, non-preachy tone.

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The Recent Past

For some of us “The Viet Nam War Trivia Book” is a visit to our own personal history. We knew someone who served. We knew someone who died. We knew someone who resisted. We knew someone who fled the country. That’s all covered in this book but not in a trivial manner. Bill O’Neill covers the Viet Nam conflict through pertinent data and relevant facts. Especially apropos is the historical build-up to the war through it’s roots in French colonialism, it’s regional status and Viet Nam’s overall struggle for independence.

Derek Newman does a stellar job matching in quality the research and writing of Bill O’Neill.

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  • Vicky
  • GA, United States
  • 12-29-17

Big Picture Synthesis of the Conflict in Vietnam

Bill O'Neal takes on an ambitious summary of the 2nd Indochina war in this book. Every bit as informative as his other works on the war, it follows a clear outline of events; from setting the stage with tensions after World War II, to the legacy of the Vietnam War in American culture today. It would take months to gain the amount of information O'Neill condenses into barely more than a 3-hour read.

Gripping and emotional the book is sure to keep you listening until the end. The quick facts and the Q&A sessions are here as before, for you to test yourself. I highly recommend this book as well as O'Neill's other trivia books. I was very glad to receive a free copy for review purposes, since I really enjoy learning history in such an accessible format as audiobook.

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Thought Provoking

A great book filled with interesting trivia and little known facts.
I found it interesting and it was easy listening. I think the author was successful in writing this book - because when I finished it 1/ I had learned somethings and 2/ I have a desire to learn more about the Vietnam war.
Narration keeps your interest.
All in all a good book that is well written and researched.

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Great Trivia and Stories about “The Forgotten War”

In high school history books during the 80s, the Vietnam War only received a couple of paragraphs. This book provides a lot of good background and stories about it. Great listen!!!

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So many interesting facts

I absolutely love history, so when I saw this book I just had to get it! I really don't know much about the Vietnam war and enjoyed all of the random facts and trivia that went along with the book. I love that it quizzes you at the end of each chapter because that really helped my pay attention and test myself afterwards.

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  • Emily
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The Vietnam War History

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was well researched and well written, and I love O’Neill’s trivia books. I just find myself slightly disappointed with this book because it reads more like a history of the Vietnam War with a few trivia facts, rather than a trivia book about the Vietnam War.

That being said, I did learn a lot and I did enjoy it.