War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province / Edition 2

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This landmark study of the Vietnamese conflict, examined through the lens of the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary movements in the rural province of Long An up until American intervention in the area, offers a human, balanced, penetrating account of war. Two new forewords by Robert K. Brigham of Vassar College and Jeffrey Record of the Air War College explore the book's enduring influence. A new end chapter offers previously unpublished scholarship on the conflict.
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Editorial Reviews

Asia Times

New Mandala ; Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Group

“The work’s success in bringing clarity to its analysis of that attack owes much to its long neglected social science, to Jeffrey Race.”
The American Interest

“I’ve gotten more out of re-reading War Comes to Long An . . . than just about anything other than Robert Warburton’s classic memoir, Eighteen Years in the Khyber, 1879–98 (1900).”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520260177
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 969,483
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Race, living in Asia since 1965, is a retired American military officer, a consultant to private firms and public bodies, and volunteer with many international charities.
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Table of Contents

Tables viii

Maps viii

Foreword Robert K. Brigham ix

Foreword Jeffrey Record xv

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxxi

Introduction: The Physical Setting 1

1 Long An at Peace: 1954-1955 3

2 Preparations for War: 1956-1959 44

3 War Comes to Long An: 1960-1965 105

4 Lessons from Long An: An Analytic Review 141

5 Ignoring the Lessons: The American War in Long An 210

6 From War to What? 267

7 Revolutionary Dynamics and Starting Mechanisms 277

Appendix I A Graphic Presentation of Concepts 307

Appendix II Statistical Data 314

Glossary 317

Index 325

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