Vietnam: An American Ordeal / Edition 6

Vietnam: An American Ordeal / Edition 6

by George Donelson Moss
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020563740X
ISBN-13:
9780205637409
Pub. Date:
03/13/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

Vietnam: An American Ordeal / Edition 6

This book provides a comprehensive narrative history of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, from 1942 to 1975—with a concluding section that traces U.S.-Vietnam relations from the end of the war in 1975 to the present. Unlike most general histories of U.S. involvement in Vietnam—which are either conventional diplomatic or military histories—this volume synthesizes the perspectives to explore both dimensions of the struggle in greater depth, elucidating more of the complexities of the U.S.-Vietnam entanglement. It explains why Americans tried so hard for so long to stop the spread of Communism into Indochina, and why they failed. Key topics: The Fall of Saigon: The End as Prelude. Vietnam: A Place and A People. The Elephant and the Tiger. An Experiment in Nation Building. Raising the Stakes. Going to War. The Chain of Thunders. The Year of the Monkey. A War to End a War. The End of the Tunnel. Market: For anyone curious to know about the long American involvement in Southeast Asia, 1942-1975.

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ISBN-13: 9780205637409
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/13/2009
Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 644,186
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Epiphany: Of Black Marble and Memories; The Fall of Saigon: The End as Prelude; 1. Vietnam: A Place and A People; 2. The Elephant and the Tiger; 3. An Experiment in Nation Building; 4. Raising the Stakes; 5. America Goes to War; 6. The Chain of Thunders; 7. The Year of the Monkey; 8. A War to End a War; 9. The End of the Tunnel.; Tables; Glossary; Chronology; Bibliography; Index.

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Vietnam: An American Ordeal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent overview of the war that incorporates political, diplomatic, and social history along with the expected military history of the war. The book follows a chronological approach while providing thematic sub-sections to each chapter. Highly recommended.