Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

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by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
     
 

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While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of U.S. involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended. This riveting narrative takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated

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While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of U.S. involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended. This riveting narrative takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam.

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[A] valuable narrative of Hanoi's diplomatic struggles.—Times Literary Supplement

Nguyen should be congratulated for tilting decisively away from America's war in Vietnam. . . . She gives Vietnamese-language sources the attention they deserve.—Critical Asian Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807882696
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Series:
New Cold War History
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
558,492
File size:
3 MB

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Using important new documentation from across the world, most notably Vietnam, Lien-Hang Nguyen has written the first truly authoritative account of the negotiations that led to the 1973 Paris Peace Accords. Hanoi's War is an extraordinary achievement, an indispensable contribution to the rapidly changing history of the conflicts in Vietnam.—George C. Herring, author of America's Longest War: The United States in Vietnam, 1950-1975

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