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The Tragedy of Vietnam: Causes and Consequences

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The Vietnam War left a disturbing legacy not only because of the tremendous loss of life on both sides. It was also the longest military struggle in American history and the first war the U.S. ever lost. Why did the United States become entangled in the Vietnam War, a conflict that went on for 25 years?
The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and highly accessible account of the key decisions that resulted in the American entanglement in Vietnam. Hearden provides an extensive ...
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Overview

The Vietnam War left a disturbing legacy not only because of the tremendous loss of life on both sides. It was also the longest military struggle in American history and the first war the U.S. ever lost. Why did the United States become entangled in the Vietnam War, a conflict that went on for 25 years?
The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and highly accessible account of the key decisions that resulted in the American entanglement in Vietnam. Hearden provides an extensive background of the history of Vietnam and French colonialism and the U.S. vision for achieving a new world order that kept communism out of Southeast Asia.
Author Biography: Patrick J. Hearden, a history professor at Purdue University, specializes in American diplomatic history. He is the author of many books on the subject and The Tragedy of Vietnam is generally regarded as his best work to date.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780321365842
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Series: OP NOT MIGRATING TO PEARSON
  • Edition description: MAKE OP, LEAVE AS SOURCEBOOKS
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The French Indochina Empire.

2. The Dream of a Pax Americana.

3. America's Mandarin.

4. The Summons of the Trumpet.

5. The Master of Deceit. Political Disorder in South Vietnam.

6. The Escalating Military Stalemate.

7. Withdrawal Without Victory.

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