Why The North Won The Vietnam War

Why The North Won The Vietnam War

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by Marc Jason Gilbert, Marc Jason Gilbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312295278

ISBN-13: 9780312295271

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In this new collection of essays on the Vietnam War, eminent scholars of the Second Indo-china conflict consider several key factors that led to the defeat of the United States and its allies. The book adopts a candid and critical look at the United State's stance and policies in Vietnam, and refuses to condemn, excuse, or apologize for America's actions in the…  See more details below

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In this new collection of essays on the Vietnam War, eminent scholars of the Second Indo-china conflict consider several key factors that led to the defeat of the United States and its allies. The book adopts a candid and critical look at the United State's stance and policies in Vietnam, and refuses to condemn, excuse, or apologize for America's actions in the conflict. Rather, the contributors think widely and creatively about the varied reasons that may have accounted for the United State's failure to defeat the North Vietnamese Army, such as the role played by economics in America's defeat. Other fresh perspectives on the topic include American intelligence failure in Vietnam, the international dimensions of America's defeat in Vietnam, and the foreign policy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. None of the essays have been previously published, and all have been specifically commissioned for the book by its editor, Marc Jason Gilbert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312295271
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,089,952
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; E.H.Tilford , Grove City College Introduction; M.J.Gilbert , North Georgia College and State University Winning and Losing the War in Vietnam; R.Brigham , Vassar College Victory by Other Means: The Foreign Policy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; W.Duiker , Pennsylvania State University The International Dimensions of America's Defeat in Vietnam; G.C.Herring , University of Kentucky Losing the Wrong War; J.Record , U.S. Air Force, Air War College Intelligence Failure in Vietnam; J.Prados , Vietnam Documentation Project, National Security Archive The Economic Causes and Legacies of American Defeat in Vietnam; A.Rotter , Colgate University The Home Front; M.Young , New York University Reflections on a Lost War; L.Gardner , Rutgers University

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This is an excellent book. Each of the essays is thought provoking in how they seek to explain how the North won the Vietnam war. All bases are covered- diplomacy, military strategy, politics, and cultural factors. The essays look at the war from more of a Northern perspective, explaining what they did right. An excellent choice for anyone who wants to understand more about the war.