Boots on the Ground: Americas War in Vietnam Audiobook, by Elizabeth Partridge Play Audiobook Sample

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Audiobook

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Read By: Ray Porter Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780525531463

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09:06 minutes

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05 seconds

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06:04 minutes

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★ "Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."* America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and abroad. The history of this era is complex; the cultural impact extraordinary. But it's the personal stories of eight people—six American soldiers, one American military nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee—that create the heartbeat of Boots on the Ground. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, each individual experience reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us of all that was happening at home during the war, including peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans' struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam. With more than one hundred photographs, award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge's unflinching book captures the intensity, frustration, and lasting impacts of one of the most tumultuous periods of American history. *Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Marching for Freedom 

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“A personal, moving foray into the Vietnam War and its impact…Partridge’s narrative storytelling is incisive and masterfully woven together.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


  • “A necessary, conscientious look at a factious time in American and world history.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “What makes the book powerful beyond the historical facts, though, is how the war irrefutably changed the people who were there.”

    — School Library Journal (starred review)


  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018 for Young Adults

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About Elizabeth Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge grew up in a large, eccentric family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated with a degree in women’s studies from UC Berkeley, and later studied traditional Chinese medicine in Oxford, England. She was an acupuncturist for more than twenty years before closing her medical practice to write full-time. She has since published more than a dozen books, including Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary, and biographies of Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon. Elizabeth is on the core faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

About Ray Porter

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.