The Vietnam War / Edition 1

The Vietnam War / Edition 1

by David Anderson
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Macmillan Education UK


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The Vietnam War / Edition 1

The Vietnam War endured for thirty years, cost billions of dollars, and resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths. Massive American military intervention in Vietnam embroiled America in protests, placed enormous strains on the western alliance, and altered U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and China. David L. Anderson's concise overview critiques U.S. errors in magnifying the strategic importance of South-east Asia in the Cold War and in underestimating the strength of the Vietnamese communist movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333963371
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 04/16/2005
Series: Twentieth Century Wars
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

About the Author

DAVID L. ANDERSON is Dean of the College of Undergraduate Programs at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author or editor of five previous books on the Vietnam War, including the award-winning books Trapped by Success: The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam (1991) and The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War (2002).

Table of Contents

Map.- Preface.- Causes: Colonialism and Containment.- Commitments: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem.- Credibility: Lyndon Johnson's War.- Contention: Antiwar Protests, the Tet Offensive, and a Tumultuous Election.- Consequences: Richard Nixon's War.- Conclusions: Peace at Last and Lasting Legacies.- Selective Bibliography.- Index.

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A gracefully written narrative, ideal for those interested in knowing the Vietnam story and looking for a measured analysis of these still hotly contested events.' - Howard Jones, University of Alabama

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