The Vietnam War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure (You Choose: Modern History)
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Its the 1960s, and the Vietnam War is raging. You find yourself in the midst of the turmoil. Will you: Enlist in the Marines and volunteer to go to war? Join your fellow young Americans eager to protest the war? Be a young Vietnamese man forced to choose between the communist North and the capitalist South? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to jail, to the jungles of Vietnam, or even to death.
Viet Cong threaten local farmers to give them help or be killed. One day your father says to you, “It’s not safe for you here. We want you to go to Saigon to live with your aunt.” “But what about the farm?” you ask. And all your friends are here in the village. But then you 46 think that it might be exciting to live in a big city like Saigon. To go to Saigon, turn to page 48. To stay in the village, turn to page 51. The city of Saigon, lit up for the Vietnamese New Year celebration Your
most likely he will torture you because he thinks you are with the Viet Cong. You wish you had never left your home and come to Saigon. 61 THE END To follow another path, turn to page 11. To read the conclusion, turn to page 101. “Sir, I’d rather not see the wounded and dying all the time.” The next day your unit attacks a nearby Viet Cong camp. U.S. helicopters fly out ahead of you to fire at the enemy. Ground troups also fire artillery at the camp. You receive an order to enter the camp.
to Saigon. In Saigon you train at the Military Medical School. You also go out to villages with U.S. military doctors to treat the sick there. This is part of a program to win support from the villages so they’ll be less likely to support the Communists. Your training is almost done by January 1968. As the month comes to an end, you prepare to celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, with 64 your Aunt Ly. The Viet Cong celebrate it too, and they call for a break in the fighting. On the morning of
the tears from your stinging eyes. One teen near you yells, “Stay in the park! Parks belong to the people.” “Come on,” Bobby says. He grabs Rosemary and tugs at you to join them in the crowd. You see more police lined up, holding their clubs. The city’s mayor, Richard Daley, had promised that the protesters wouldn’t disrupt the Democratic convention. You hear some of the protesters yell at the police. Angry cops begin chasing them. Soon the police swing their clubs at anyone on 82 the street.
joins you. She’s crying. “What did you do?” you ask. “I just tried to help someone getting beat up by the police,” she says. “They shouldn’t treat people this way.” You nod. And you wonder what a night in jail will be like. 89 THE END To follow another path, turn to page 11. To read the conclusion, turn to page 101. Most of the people are leaving the park. Bobby and Rosemary agree to go too. You take the train to their aunt’s house and spend the next few days there. Then on Wednesday you,