The Debate over Vietnam

The Debate over Vietnam

by David W. Levy
     
 

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David Levy's widely acclaimed Debate Over Vietnam examines the bitter national discussion that raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of America's longest war. Levy begins with a brief history of Vietnam under foreign rule and recounts the growing American military presence--and the increasing reaction it provoked. He explores the fundamental values… See more details below

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David Levy's widely acclaimed Debate Over Vietnam examines the bitter national discussion that raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of America's longest war. Levy begins with a brief history of Vietnam under foreign rule and recounts the growing American military presence--and the increasing reaction it provoked. He explores the fundamental values and assumptions of Americans on both sides of the growing debate, contrasting Republican consensus with Democratic division and the split between intellectuals of the left and right.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History

Levy's brief but wide-ranging book offers an overview of the major cultural issues, foreign policy concerns, social movements, and political anxieties that shape debates in the United States surrounding the Vietnam War.

American Studies International - Matthew C. Stewart

Of great practical use for courses which focus on the Vietnam War or on twentieth-century American history... Levy's prose is eminently readable, his focus always clear, the connections between major points always apparent, and his tempo just right. This is a book that could be assigned with confidence that students won't put it down after ten pages of hopeless slogging. Most importantly, students and teachers alike will find it exciting and valuable because it consistently returns... to questions of how and why.

History Today

An excellent, elegantly written overview.

Virginia Quarterly Review

A well-documented assessment of the elements that explain our involvement and disenchantment with Vietnam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801851131
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
The American Moment Ser.
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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