Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar | 9780521757638 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965

by Mark Moyar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521757630

ISBN-13: 9780521757638

Pub. Date: 03/02/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from all sides, Triumph Forsaken overturns most of the historical orthodoxy on the Vietnam War. Through the analysis of international perceptions and power, it shows that South Vietnam was a vital interest of the United States. The book provides many new insights into the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 and demonstrates that

Overview

Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from all sides, Triumph Forsaken overturns most of the historical orthodoxy on the Vietnam War. Through the analysis of international perceptions and power, it shows that South Vietnam was a vital interest of the United States. The book provides many new insights into the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 and demonstrates that the coup negated the South Vietnamese government's tremendous, and hitherto unappreciated, military and political gains between 1954 and 1963. After Diem's assassination, President Lyndon Johnson had at his disposal several aggressive policy options that could have enabled South Vietnam to continue the war without a massive US troop infusion, but he ruled out these options because of faulty assumptions and inadequate intelligence, making such an infusion the only means of saving the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521757638
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,201,387
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 4.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Heritage; 2. Two Vietnams: July 1954-December 1955; 3. Peaceful coexistence: 1956-1959; 4. Insurgency: 1960; 5. Commitment: 1961; 6. Rejuvenation: January-June 1962; 7. Attack: July-December 1962; 8. The battle of Ap Bac: January 1963; 9. Diem on trial: February-July 1963; 10. Betrayal: August 1963; 11. Self-destruction: September-November 2, 1963; 12. The return of the twelve warlords: November 3-December 1963; 13. Self-imposed restrictions: January-July 1964; 14. Signals: August-October 1964; 15. Invasion: November-December 1964; 16. The prize for victory: January-May 1965; 17. Decision: June-July 1965.

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