Carr's Compendiums: Introduction

com•pen•di•um:    1. A work containing in small compass the substance or general principles of a larger work or of a system or like.  2. a publication containing a variety of works. 3. [Archaic] Saving of labor, space, or time; economy. From the Late Latin "Compendere" meaning "to weigh together".

Carr's Compendiums are digital reprints of official records, documents, electronic datasets, photographs, audio recordings, and maps, related to the military and political history of the United States of America. These collections are reproduced and brought together using modern digital technologies and published on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. They enable scholars, historians, and hobbyists greater access to important primary reference materials, at less cost than equivalent microforms or routine trips to the archives.

Carr's Compendium of the Vietnam War focuses on the conflicts in Southeast Asia following the Second World War. The collections within this compendium provide a detailed account from the perspectives of the participants in this pivotal period in American history.

The following four collections in this compendium are now available:

A Study of Strategic Lessons Learned in Vietnam3,639 pages
A Systems Analysis View of the Vietnam War 1965-19722,897 pages
Defense Attache Saigon: RVNAF Quarterly Assessments 1974-751,947 pages
Military Assistance Command Vietnam Command Histories: 1964-1973 (Sanitized)9,216 pages

Together these collections represent over 17,000 pages of official records that describe and analyze in detail U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. Other titles currently in development include:

U.S. Army Lessons Learned and After-Action Reports
U.S. Army Senior Officer Debriefing Reports
U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summaries: 1965-1973
Air-to-Air Encounters in Southeast Asia Collection

These will be available from DCB Software in late 2003. Please visit our website for up to date information on these and other titles. Click here to go to our website.

May 30, 2003

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