Where the Domino Fell : America and Vietnam, 1945-2004 / Edition 4

Where the Domino Fell : America and Vietnam, 1945-2004 / Edition 4

by James S. Olson, Randy W. Roberts
     
 

Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II to the present, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions.

Narrated in an accessible style by two distinguished historians, Where the Domino Fell is compact yet

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Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II to the present, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions.

Narrated in an accessible style by two distinguished historians, Where the Domino Fell is compact yet substantial. The bibliography, chronology, and glossary at the end make this volume is an important contribution not only to the study of the Vietnam War but to an understanding of the larger workings of American foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881089018
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: LBJ and Vietnam.

1. Eternal War: The Vietnamese Heritage.

2. The First Indochina War, 1945-1954.

3. The Making of a Quagmire, 1954-1960.

4. The New Frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963.

5. Planning a Tragedy, 1963-1965.

6. Into the Abyss, 1965-1966.

7. The Mirage of Progress, 1966-1967.

8. Tet and the Year of the Monkey, 1968.

9. The Beginning of the End, 1969-1970.

10. The Fall of South Vietnam, 1970-1975.

11. Distorted Images, Missed Opportunities, 1975-1995.

12. Oliver Stone’s Vietnam.

13. “Nam,” Islam, and the American Future.

Bibliography.

A Vietnam War Chronology.

Glossary and Guide to Acronyms.

Index.

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