Vietnam and the United States

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A history of US-Vietnamese relations. Examines historical circumstances which lead to the Vietnam War, details the war itself, discusses events since the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam in 1975, and looks at how the war affected both American and Vietnamese history. This revised edition discusses changes in the relationship since 1990, and assesses recent political, economic, and social developments in North and South Vietnam. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805716764
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Twayne's International History Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

list of maps
ch. 1 To the August Revolution: The Vietnamese National Tradition 1
ch. 2 To the Jungles of Tonkin: Americans in Southeast Asia 22
ch. 3 To Dien Bien Phu: The United States and the French-Viet Minh War, 1946-1954 33
ch. 4 To the Gulf of Tonkin: The United States and the Two Vietnams, 1954-1964 51
ch. 5 To Tet: The U.S.-North Vietnamese War, 1965-1968 82
ch. 6 To the Fall of Saigon: The End of a War and Fulfillment of a Revolution, 1968-1975 111
ch. 7 To Reconciliation: Cambodia, MIAs, and Diplomatic Recognition, 1975-1995 139
epilogue: reflections on a war 157
chronology 169
bibliographic essay 182
index 193
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