People's History Of The Vietnam War / Edition 1

People's History Of The Vietnam War / Edition 1

by Jonathan Neale
     
 

This latest addition to The New Press’s People’s History series offers an incisive account of the war America lost, from the perspective of those who opposed it on both sides of the battlefront as well as on the homefront.

The protagonists in Neale’s history of the “American War” (as the Vietnamese refer to it) are common people

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Overview

This latest addition to The New Press’s People’s History series offers an incisive account of the war America lost, from the perspective of those who opposed it on both sides of the battlefront as well as on the homefront.

The protagonists in Neale’s history of the “American War” (as the Vietnamese refer to it) are common people struggling to shape the outcome of events unfolding on an international stage—American foot soldiers who increasingly opposed American military policy on the ground in Vietnam, local Vietnamese activists and guerrillas fighting to build a just society, and the American civilians who mobilized to bring the war to a halt.

His narrative includes vivid, first-person commentary from the ordinary men and women whose collective actions resulted in the defeat of the world’s most powerful military machine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565849433
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/03/2004
Series:
New Press People's History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
158,609
Product dimensions:
0.71(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chronologyxiii
Introduction1
1The Vietnamese8
2Why America Intervened43
3Firepower74
4Guerrillas98
5Protesters126
6The GIs' Revolt149
7Vietnam and Cambodia After the War185
8America and the World After the War218
Further Reading271
Notes275
Bibliography289
Index299

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