Ho / Edition 1

Ho / Edition 1

by David Halberstam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742559939

ISBN-13: 9780742559936

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

One of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, Ho Chi Minh was founder of the Indochina Communist Party and its successor, the Viet-Minh, and was president from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into

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One of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, Ho Chi Minh was founder of the Indochina Communist Party and its successor, the Viet-Minh, and was president from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into traditions and culture that influenced the American war in Vietnam, while highlighting the importance of nationalism in determining the war's outcome. As depicted by Halberstam, Ho is first and foremost a nationalist and a patriot. He was also, according to the author, a pragmatist "who was able to turn the abstract into the practical and to embody the concept of revolution to his own people." This edition includes a new preface by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559936
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
686,617
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Colonial Legacy of the French
Chapter 2: Peasant, Dishwasher, Socialist, Communist 1890–1917
Chapter 3: From Belief to Profession: Ho's Path to Communism 1917–1940
Chapter 4: Creating a Nationalist Movement 1941–1945
Chapter 5: Path to Dienbienphu: The Tiger Defeats the Elephant 1945–1954
Chapter 6: The Americans Arrive: The Second Indochina War 1955–1969

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