The Tet Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion / Edition 1

The Tet Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion / Edition 1

by David F. Schmitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742544869

ISBN-13: 9780742544864

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In this new work, Historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy and the state of the war up to 1968, while carefully considering the impact of the media on American public opinion. Through his up-to-date analysis of…  See more details below

Overview

In this new work, Historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy and the state of the war up to 1968, while carefully considering the impact of the media on American public opinion. Through his up-to-date analysis of recently available sources. Schmitz works to dispel myths and clarify the central debates surrounding this pivotal event that brought an end to American escalation of the war and led to Lyndon B. Johnson's decision to withdraw from the presidential race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544864
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Vietnam: America in the War Years Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The American Road to Vietnam
Chapter 2: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Chapter 3: The Tet Offensive
Chapter 4: Capping Escalation
Chapter 5: The Meaning of Tet
Bibliographic Essay

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