A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, 1962
Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
For most Americans in the 1960s, Vietnam was a faraway land of which they had little or no knowledge. Yet soon, hundreds of thousands of young American men and women would find themselves on the other side of the globe, fighting—and, in many cases, living—with the Vietnamese people. To lessen the culture shock, the Department of Defense prepared A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, 1962, a remarkably compact and surprisingly timeless crash course in Vietnamese culture for visitors to this foreign land.
How Much Do You Know About Vietnam?
Opportunity to Serve
2,000 Years of History
The Republic of Vietnam
At Home with the Vietnamese
Service with Satisfaction
Vietnamese Language Guide
"This surprisingly timeless text reprints the original document issued by the US Department of Defense to Americans traveling to Vietnam as part of the effort to prevent the global spread of Communism. Brimming with straightforward advice, the book illuminates recent history and an ancient culture."