The Vietnam War / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
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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