Cold War Mandarin / Edition 1

Cold War Mandarin / Edition 1

by Seth Jacobs
     
 

For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called "Diem experiment" from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on the outskirts of

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For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called "Diem experiment" from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on the outskirts of Saigon in 1963.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544482
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Vietnam: America in the War Years Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
454,056
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: "The Kind of Asian We Can Live with": Diem Wins American Support
Chapter 2: "Let Our People Go!": The Geneva Accords and Passage to Freedom
Chapter 3: "This Fellow Is Impossible": The Collins Mission
Chapter 4: "Miracle Man": Diem's Regime in Myth and Reality
Chapter 5: "Truth Shall Burst Forth in Irresistible Waves of Hatred": Cracks in the Facade
Chapter 6: "A Scenario of Torture, Persecution, and Worse": The Diem Experiment in Decline
Chapter 7: "No Respectable Turning Back": Collapse of the Diem Experiment
Conclusion
Bibliographic Essay

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