The Second Indochina War: A Concise Political and Military History / Edition 2

The Second Indochina War: A Concise Political and Military History / Edition 2

by William S. Turley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742555267

ISBN-13: 9780742555266

Pub. Date: 10/16/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Now in a thoroughly revised edition, this influential book offers a concise history of the "Vietnam War" as seen by all sides, not just from the American perspective. Retaining its invaluable account of the strategies, perspectives, and internal politics of the Vietnamese Communists based on research in primary documents and interviews in Saigon and Hanoi, this

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Now in a thoroughly revised edition, this influential book offers a concise history of the "Vietnam War" as seen by all sides, not just from the American perspective. Retaining its invaluable account of the strategies, perspectives, and internal politics of the Vietnamese Communists based on research in primary documents and interviews in Saigon and Hanoi, this completely updated and expanded edition incorporates the avalanche of documentation and secondary literature in both English and Vietnamese that has appeared over the past two decades. Distinguished scholar William S. Turley traces the conflict from its origins in the colonial period to its aftermath and shows how the local, national, regional, and global layers of conflict blended into a single event of great complexity. He takes a refreshingly objective look at contentious issues and concludes with a penetrating assessment of the claims, justifications, and "lessons" that scholars, statesmen, and strategists have advanced since the war's end.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742555266
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Legacies of Time
Chapter 2: Between Two Wars
Chapter 3: Fateful Decisions
Chapter 4: Americanization
Chapter 5: Air War
Chapter 6: Tet
Chapter 7: The Road to Paris
Chapter 8: After the Americans
Chapter 9: Of Lessons and Their Price
Appendix A: Annual Troop Movement from North to South and Casualties en Route, May 1959 to April 1975—Group 559 and American Estimates
Appendix B: Revolutionary Armed Forces and Population in the B2 Theater
Further Reading

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