The Origins of the Vietnam War / Edition 1

The Origins of the Vietnam War / Edition 1

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by Fredrik Logevall
     
 

Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background.See more details below

Overview

Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582319189
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2001
Series:
Seminar Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Seriesvii
Note on Referencing Systemviii
Acknowledgementsix
List of Abbreviationsx
Mapsxi
Chronologyxiii
1.Introduction: The Problem1
Part 1The Background5
2.The Franco-Vietminh War7
The Coming of the French7
Ho Chi Minh10
The Franco-Vietminh War16
Dien Bien Phu19
Part 2The Origins Of The Vietnam War23
3.The Diem Experiment25
The Geneva Conference25
A Yogi-like Mystic29
Frictions in the West30
American Realism?32
Turmoil in the South, Consolidation in the North33
4.The Crisis Deepens39
A New Team in Washington39
The Fall 1961 Decisions43
The Credibility Imperative45
Fleeting Gains: 196247
Summer of Discontent49
Give Peace a Chance?51
No Nhus is Good News54
5.The Coming Of Major War58
LBJ's World58
A Bleak Picture60
Reassessment in Hanoi--and in Allied Capitals61
Seeking 'More Flags'64
Tonkin Gulf65
Choice and Decision68
An Opening for Diplomacy?72
Escalation75
The Johns Hopkins Speech77
Forty-four Battalions79
Part 3Assessment83
6.An Avoidable War?85
Part 4Documents93
Who's Who133
Bibliography137
Index146

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