Victory in Vietnam: The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam,1954-1975 (Modern War Studies Series)

Overview

Victory in Vietnam is the People's Army of Vietnam's own account of two decades of struggle, now available for the first time in English. It is a definitive statement of the Vietnamese point of view concerning foreign intrusion in their country since before American involvement - and it reveals that many of the accepted truths in our own histories of the war are simply wrong.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover (New Edition)
$44.47
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$49.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $31.39   
  • New (3) from $52.74   
  • Used (4) from $31.39   
Sending request ...

Overview

Victory in Vietnam is the People's Army of Vietnam's own account of two decades of struggle, now available for the first time in English. It is a definitive statement of the Vietnamese point of view concerning foreign intrusion in their country since before American involvement - and it reveals that many of the accepted truths in our own histories of the war are simply wrong.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700611751
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The History of the People's Army
Translator's Preface
List of Terminology
Introduction
Pt. I Building the People's Army into a Regular, Modern Armed Force: Maintaining and Developing Revolutionary Armed Forces in the South, 1954-1960 1
1 Urgently Reorganizing Our Forces: Preparations to Deal with a New Enemy 3
2 The People's Army Begins to Build a Modern, Regular Army: Maintaining Our Armed Teams in South Vietnam 20
3 The Development of Our Armed Forces during the General Uprising Movement: The Birth of Transportation Group 559 49
Pt. II Intensifying the Work of Building a Modern, Regular Army, Expanding Our Massed Forces in South Vietnam, and Defeating the "Special Warfare" Strategy of the American Imperialists, 1961-1965 71
4 Developing Forces, Building a Battle Posture, and Preparing for a New Struggle 73
5 Increasing the Combat Strength of Our Main Force Mobile Troops and Developing Our Massed Troops on the Battlefields of South Vietnam 91
6 Intensifying Massed Combat Operations: Fighting alongside the Entire Population to Defeat the American Imperialist "Special War" Strategy 123
Pt. III The People's Army of Vietnam Simultaneously Fights and Conducts Force Building and, Together with the Entire Population, Defeats the "Limited Warfare" Strategy of the American Imperialists, 1965-1968 151
7 Rapidly Expanding Our Forces and Continuing the Offensive: Initial Victories over the Americans 153
8 Increasing Our Combat Power: Defeating the American Expeditionary Army in South Vietnam and the American Air Force in North Vietnam 173
9 The People's Army, Together with the Entire Population, Conducts the General Offensive and Uprising of Tet 1968 206
Pt. IV The People's Army of Vietnam Launches Large-Scale Combined-Arms Operations and, Together with the Entire Population, Partially Defeats the U.S. Imperialists' Strategy to "Vietnamize" the War, 1969-1972 235
10 Maintaining Our Main Force Elements in South Vietnam, Conducting Counterattacks and Offensives, and Developing a New Strategic Posture 237
11 Increasing Our Ability to Conduct Combined-Arms Operations and Intensifying Counterattacks and Offensives in the Three Nations of Indochina, 1970-1971 258
12 The People's Army, Local Armed Forces, and the Entire Population Launch the 1972 Strategic Offensive and Defeat the Enemy's Second War of Destruction against North Vietnam 283
13 Air Defense and Air Force Units Conduct an Anti-Aircraft Campaign: Defeating the B-52 Strategic Bombing Raids Conducted by the American Imperialists 311
Pt. V The Formation of Strategic Army Corps: The Entire Nation Urgently Prepares and Launches the Spring 1975 General Offensive and Uprising, Bringing the Resistance War against the United States to Save the Nation to a Victorious Conclusion, 1973-1975 331
14 Developing Mobile Main Force Corps-Sized Units, Combating Enemy Efforts to Capture our Territory, Creating a New Battlefield Posture, and Preparing for the General Offensive and Uprising 333
15 Striking with Combined-Arms Power: Seizing the City of Ban Me Thuot, Liberating the Central Highlands, and Opening the Way for the Spring 1975 General Offensive and Uprising 361
16 Seizing the Opportunity: The Armed Forces of Military Region Tri-Thien, Military Region 5, and 2nd Corps Coordinate Attacks to Liberate Hue, Danang, and the Provinces of Central Vietnam 378
17 The Ho Chi Minh Campaign: The People's Army and the Entire Nation Fight the Decisive Battle to Liberate Saigon and the Provinces of Cochin China, Bringing the War against America to Save the Nation to a Glorious Conclusion 396
Conclusion 428
Notes 451
Index 477
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    Excellent must read book

    This is an excellent book. It gives great insight into how the PAVN forces saw the war and their strategy and tactics. It is a must read for anyone who wants to fully understand the war. While it does tend to be boastful at times, at other times the problems faced by the PAVN and VC are discussed with candor. The book makes it clear how important the Ho Chi Minh trail was and how completely the North directed the war in the south.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)