In September 2017, PBS broadcast a new documentary about the Vietnam War. The class will examine the historical background of the war. Participants will examine Vietnam's long resistance to foreign invaders, including the Chinese, French, Japaneses and British, along with the Americans. Suggested Reading: Logevall, Fredrik (2012-08-21). Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, Random House, Inc. and Bowden, M. (2017) Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam New York: Grove Atlantic.