Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam 1945-1995 / Edition 5

Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam 1945-1995 / Edition 5

by James S. Olson, Randy W. Roberts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405182229

ISBN-13: 9781405182225

Pub. Date: 02/11/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions.
  • Provides an accessible, concise narrative history of the Vietnam conflict
  • A new final chapter examines

Overview

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

  • Provides an accessible, concise narrative history of the Vietnam conflict
  • A new final chapter examines Vietnam through the lens of Oliver Stone’s films and opens up a discussion of the War in popular culture
  • A chronology, a glossary, and a bibliography all serve as helpful reference points for students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405182225
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Edition description:
Revised 5th Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

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.

Bibliography.

A Vietnam War Chronology.

Glossary and Guide to Acronyms.

Index.

Maps.

Map 1: Indochina, 1995.

Map 2: Vietnam, 1945 to 1975.

Map 3: Major battles of the Tet offensive, January 1968.

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