A Companion to the Vietnam War contains twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and most divisive foreign conflict. It represents the best current scholarship on this controversial and influential episode in modern American history. * Highlights issues of nationalism, culture, gender, and race. * Covers the breadth of Vietnam War history, including American war policies, the Vietnamese perspective, the antiwar movement, and the American home front. * Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. * Includes a select bibliography to guide further research.