Vietnam War / Edition 1

Vietnam War / Edition 1

by David L. Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333963377

ISBN-13: 9780333963371

Pub. Date: 04/16/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Vietnam War was a thirty-year conflict that actually included several wars, cost billions of dollars, resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths, and reverberated throughout the international community. Now in this new concise overview David Anderson lays out the origins, course, and historical legacies of the war for students. The text

Overview

The Vietnam War was a thirty-year conflict that actually included several wars, cost billions of dollars, resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths, and reverberated throughout the international community. Now in this new concise overview David Anderson lays out the origins, course, and historical legacies of the war for students. The text discusses the French colonial war and the Vietnamese phase of the conflict to 1975, but the primary focus of the text is on the American war in Vietnam. The author examines military, political, diplomatic, social and economic issues, both in Vietnam and the United States. With its brevity, readability, and authoritative overview, this is an ideal text for beginning or advanced undergraduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333963371
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/16/2005
Series:
Twentieth Century Wars Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
• Causes: Colonialism and Containment
• Commitments: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem
• Credibility: Lyndon Johnson's War
• Contention: Antiwar Protests, the Tet Offensive, and a Tumultuous Election
• Consequences: Richard Nixon's War
• Conclusions: Peace at Last and Lasting Legacies
• Selective Bibliography
• Index

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