In this new edition of his widely acclaimed study, William Duiker has revised and updated his analysis of the Communist movement in Vietnam from its formation in 1930 to the dilemmas facing its leadership in the post-Cold War era. Making use of newly available documentary sources and recent Western scholarship, the author reevaluates Communist revolutionary strategy during the Vietnam War. Based on primary materials in several languages, this respected work is essential for an understanding of Vietnam in the twentieth century.
About the Author
William J. Duiker is Liberal Arts Professor of East Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University. A former foreign service officer with the Department of State, he is the author of several books on the Vietnam War.
Table of Contents
* Introduction * The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement (19001930) * Out of the Ashes (19301941) * Prelude to Revolt (19411945) * The Days of August (AugustSeptember 1945) * The Uneasy Peace (September 1945December 1946) * The Franco-Vietminh War (19471954) * Peace and Division (19541961) * The Dialectics of Escalation (19611965) * War of Attrition (19651968) * Fighting and Negotiating (19681973) * The Final Drama (19731975) * Prospect and Retrospect