The Vietnam War is unique in its profound influence upon the American consciousness. America's longest war was also the most important military conflict since the Second World War, and significantly, the first war to receive television coverage. War and Aftermath in Vietnam makes a distinctive contribution as the first study to examine the conflict from a Vietnamese as well as a Western point of view.
T. Louise Brown provides a thorough examination of the cultural, political, and historical dimensions of the war. The book combines a broad understanding of the background to the conflict in Vietnamese and world history with detailed material on United States military tactics and the failure of pacification. Chapters cover topics as diverse and as central as the administrations of Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon; religion, culture, and society in North and South Vietnam; and the nature of the "People's Revolutionary War" in Vietnam. The book will be of interest to those studying politics, international studies, and history, and to the general reader.
Table of Contents1. Vietnam: The Background to War 2. The First Indo-China War and the United States Drift to War 3. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Tragedy of Vietnam 4. Negotiations 1964-1975 5. The War at Home 6. Politics, Economics and Religion: A Revolution in Vietnamese Society 7. People's
Revolutionary War 8. America's War: The Strategy and Tactics of the United States' Military in Vietnam 9. Pacification and the Attempt to Build a Viable South Vietnamese State 10. The War in Five Capitals: The International Context of the Vietnam War 11. The End of the War and its