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The Vietnamese War / Edition 1
     

The Vietnamese War / Edition 1

by David Elliott
 

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ISBN-10: 0765606038

ISBN-13: 9780765606037

Pub. Date: 12/15/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A monumental work of research and analysis, this is a history of the Vietnam War in a single province of the Mekong Delta over the period 1930-1975. More precisely, it is a study of the Vietnamese dimension of the "Vietnam War, " focusing on the revolutionary movement that became popularly known as the "Viet Cong." There are several distinctive features to this

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A monumental work of research and analysis, this is a history of the Vietnam War in a single province of the Mekong Delta over the period 1930-1975. More precisely, it is a study of the Vietnamese dimension of the "Vietnam War, " focusing on the revolutionary movement that became popularly known as the "Viet Cong." There are several distinctive features to this study: (1) it provides an explanation for the paradox of why the revolutionary movement was so successful during the war, but unable to meet the challenges of postwar developments; (2) it challenges the dominant theme of contemporary political analysis which assumes that people are "rational" actors responding to events with careful calculations of self-interest; (3) it closely examines province-level documentation that casts light on a number of important historical controversies about the war. No other history of the Vietnam War has drawn on such a depth of documentation, especially firsthand accounts that allow the Vietnamese participants to spea directly to us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765606037
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Series:
Pacific Basin Institute Book Series
Edition description:
Concise Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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