Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

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ISBN-13: 9781469628356
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: New Cold War History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 509,866
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xii

Introduction 1

Part I The Path to Revolutionary War

1 LeDuan's Rise to Power and the Road to War 17

2 Policing the State in a Time of War 48

Part II Breaking the Stalemate

3 The Battle in Hanoi for the Tet Offensive 87

4 To Paris and Beyond 110

Part III The Pursuit of a Chimeric Victory

5 Sideshows and Main Arenas 153

6 Talking while Fighting 194

Part IV The Making of a Faulty Peace

7 War against Détente 231

8 War for Peace 257

Epilogue 300

Conclusion 305

Notes 313

Bibliography 391

Index 417

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At last, a genuinely international history of the Vietnam war that solidly rests on Vietnamese sources in order to offer a deep analysis of the war from the other side. This is one of the most important books published on the Vietnam War in the last thirty years.—Marilyn B. Young, New York University

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Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lee44FL More than 1 year ago
"Hanoi's War" is worth it for the bibliography alone. Finally we see the war from the other side and realize that negotiations really only had one purpose...talk while fighting. Also the author puts the onus on Le Duan and Le Duc Tho as the true leaders and the drum beaters for war from the NVN side. This book helps with balancing the picture regarding the outcomes of battles and negotiations. A critical addition to anyone's Vietnam Library.