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The Resource The Vietnam War, Part II, [Wendy McElroy], (eAudio)

The Vietnam War, Part II, [Wendy McElroy], (eAudio)

Label
The Vietnam War, Part II
Title
The Vietnam War
Title number
Part II
Statement of responsibility
[Wendy McElroy]
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After WWII, Korea was divided in half at the 38th parallel. To the north were the Communists; to the south were the United Nations peacekeeping forces. In June 1950, North Korean soldiers backed by Soviet-built tanks poured across the parallel. The Korean conflict became on of the first expressions of the Cold War between Russia and America. It was an attempt to balance the power that had been thrown so badly out of alignment by WWII. But Korea would bring victory to neither side. It would merely reaffirm the deadlock. In 1954, the country of Vietnam was also divided in half - at the 17th parallel. To the north was the Communist regime of Ho Chi Mihn; to the south was the America-backed regime of Ngo Dihn Diem. Elections to unify the country were scheduled for 1956, but they were never held. Instead, each side used military means to accomplish political goals. To America, Vietnam symbolized her ability to contain communism in Asia. To the Communists, Vietnam symbolized their ability to defeat America in warfare. It became a struggle to the death between East and West - not only between military forces but also between opposing ideologies. Meanwhile, the fabric of Vietnamese society had been torn apart. By 1961, the Cold War was escalating with John F. Kennedy in the White House and Nikita Khrushchev in the Kremlin. Both Sides held nuclear weapons, and they tested each other for weakness. But, by 1964, Kennedy had been assassinated and the Soviets were at odds with communist China. The new American president, Lyndon B. Johnson, found himself trapped in a war without end. His solution was to escalate America's military commitment in Vietnam. Between November 1963 and July 1965, Johnson transformed America's limited engagement in Vietnam into an open-ended commitment. Continuing this strategy, President Richard M. Nixon ordered one of the most criticized events of the war - the bombing of Cambodia. American opinion clamored for an end to war, and eventually prevailed. The names of more than 58,000 Americans are inscribed on a black granite monument in Washington, D.C., memorializing those who died in Vietnam
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McElroy, Wendy
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Narrated by George C. Scott
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scott, George C.
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The Vietnam War, Part II, [Wendy McElroy], (eAudio)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10027796
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781433238079
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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10027796
Publisher number
MWT10027796
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Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The Vietnam War, Part II, [Wendy McElroy], (eAudio)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10027796
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433238079
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10027796
Publisher number
MWT10027796
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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