Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Vietnam War.

Author: Ronald B. Frankum Jr.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879560

Category: History

Page: 650

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For Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War altered forever the history, topography, people, economy, and politics of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Cambodia, and Laos. That the war was controversial is an understatement as is the notion that the war can be understood from any one perspective. One way of understanding the Vietnam War is by marking its time with turning points, both major and minor, that involved events or decisions that helped to influence its course in the years to follow. By examining a few of these turning points, an organizational framework takes shape that makes understanding the war more possible. Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the war will serve as the foundation of the book while additional entries will explore the military, diplomatic, political, social, and cultural events that made the war unique. While military subjects will be fully explored, there will be greater attention to other aspects of the war. All of this is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Vietnam War.
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Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

'This [second] edition has been thoroughly revised and updated...entries expertly cover the entire sweep of Vietnamese history and culture...the bibliography is quite extensive and impressive...a scholarly and valuable reference book.' ...

Author: Bruce M. Lockhart

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865051

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 158

'This [second] edition has been thoroughly revised and updated...entries expertly cover the entire sweep of Vietnamese history and culture...the bibliography is quite extensive and impressive...a scholarly and valuable reference book.' _American Reference Books Annual
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Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Offers coverage of key concepts, people, and locations of the Vietnam War, with emphasis on the United States' military and political involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1945 through 1975.

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002854850

Category: History

Page: 585

View: 439

Offers coverage of key concepts, people, and locations of the Vietnam War, with emphasis on the United States' military and political involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1945 through 1975.
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Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War

The author highlights the essential elements, presenting significant military and political persons, battles and confrontations, weapons, places and events.

Author: Edwin E. Moise

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110414468

Category: History

Page: 493

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The author highlights the essential elements, presenting significant military and political persons, battles and confrontations, weapons, places and events. The chronology traces the long course of the war and the introduction discusses the issues that have been and still are in dispute among historians. Also contains a bibliography, an index of names, and an index of operations.
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Vietnam War Slang

Vietnam War Slang

Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Troops facing and inflicting death display a high degree of linguistic creativity.

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317661870

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 174

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In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration’s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Troops facing and inflicting death display a high degree of linguistic creativity. Vietnam was the last American war fought by an army with conscripts, and their involuntary participation in the war added a dimension to the language. War has always been an incubator for slang; it is brutal, and brutality demands a vocabulary to describe what we don’t encounter in peacetime civilian life. Furthermore, such language serves to create an intense bond between comrades in the armed forces, helping them to support the heavy burdens of war. The troops in Vietnam faced the usual demands of war, as well as several that were unique to Vietnam – a murky political basis for the war, widespread corruption in the ruling government, untraditional guerilla warfare, an unpredictable civilian population in Vietnam, and a growing lack of popular support for the war back in the US. For all these reasons, the language of those who fought in Vietnam was a vivid reflection of life in wartime. Vietnam War Slang lays out the definitive record of the lexicon of Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. Assuming no prior knowledge, it presents around 2000 headwords, with each entry divided into sections giving parts of speech, definitions, glosses, the countries of origin, dates of earliest known citations, and citations. It will be an essential resource for Vietnam veterans and their families, students and readers of history, and anyone interested in the principles underpinning the development of slang.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The A to Z of the Vietnam War

The A to Z of the Vietnam War

This task is undertaken by The A to Z Guide of the Vietnam War, first in its chronology, then in its introduction, but mainly in a substantial dictionary section including hundreds of entries on significant military and political persons, ...

Author: Edwin E. Moïse

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461719038

Category: History

Page: 552

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There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other countries in Indochina, namely Laos and Cambodia. This task is undertaken by The A to Z Guide of the Vietnam War, first in its chronology, then in its introduction, but mainly in a substantial dictionary section including hundreds of entries on significant military and political persons, places, events, armed units, battles and lesser engagements, and weapons. Those seeking further information can then turn to the bibliography.
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Webster s New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Webster s New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War

Author: Marc Leepson

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

ISBN: UCSC:32106015571208

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 626

Identifies people, places, battles, and equipment from the Vietnam War, and includes orders of battle, Medal of Honor winners, and the texts of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the Paris Peace Accords
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Historical Dictionary of War Journalism

Historical Dictionary of War Journalism

Content Description #Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author: Mitchel P. Roth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313291713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 958

Content Description #Includes bibliographical references and index.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Dictionary of United States Southeast Asia Relations

Historical Dictionary of United States Southeast Asia Relations

This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.

Author: Donald E. Weatherbee

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864054

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 124

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic, political, and economic processes that have fashioned the American role in Southeast Asia. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.
Categories: History

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

This is a scholarly assessment of broad-ranging research on the Vietnam War over the last seventeen years.

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015029449983

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 608

This is a scholarly assessment of broad-ranging research on the Vietnam War over the last seventeen years. Olson and his contributors offer fascinating insights as they evaluate significant literature, films, and TV programs, offering different perspectives in background materials, primary and secondary sources, personal narratives and oral histories, fiction and non-fiction, expert studies of military strategy and operations, Indochinese histories, accounts dealing with the involvement of women and blacks, and studies after the war on the problems of refugees, prisoners of war, MIAs, and veterans. A full index makes this one-volume major reference easily accessible for all.
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Historical Dictionary of the Cold War

Historical Dictionary of the Cold War

The Vietnam War Anderson, David I. Trapped by Success: The Eisenhower
Administration and Vietnam, 1953—1961. New York: Columbia University Press,
1991. Barrett, David M. Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam ...

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866270

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 537

Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies.
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Historical Dictionary of the 1950s

Historical Dictionary of the 1950s

Presents essays dealing with the issues, people, movements, foreign affairs, politics, literature and intellectual life, popular culture, and events of the decade, and includes a chronology of events.

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313306192

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 387

Presents essays dealing with the issues, people, movements, foreign affairs, politics, literature and intellectual life, popular culture, and events of the decade, and includes a chronology of events.
Categories: History

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

The latest entry in Stackpole's Battle Briefings Series covers the Vietnam War, from its roots in the French war through the evacuation of the embassy.

Author: Ronald Frankum

Publisher: Battle Briefings

ISBN: 0811736644

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 96

View: 780

The latest entry in Stackpole's Battle Briefings Series covers the Vietnam War, from its roots in the French war through the evacuation of the embassy. In between is the American Vietnam experience: the draft, the combat, the politics, and everything else. Here, in 176 pages, is the Vietnam War.
Categories: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Historical Dictionary of the 1970s

Historical Dictionary of the 1970s

Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us
Fight the Way We Did. 1984. Barnet, Richard J. Roots of War. 1972. Braestrup,
Peter, ed. Vietnam as History: Ten Years After the Paris Peace Accords. 1984.

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305439

Category: History

Page: 414

View: 182

The 1970s were difficult years for the United States, a time when long-held convictions were challenged and the nation experienced a collective identity crisis. Women and minorities called into question the belief that freedom and equality are the birthright of all Americans. Watergate and related scandals of the Nixon administration damaged the country's faith in politicians and the political system. The Arab oil boycott, the energy crisis, the environmental movement, and years of stagflation raised doubts about the future of the nation's economy, and in the jungles of Vietnam, many Americans began to doubt their ability to protect the world from Communism. This book includes entries on the prominent people, significant events, issues and controversies, and the culture of the decade.
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Historical Dictionary of U S Diplomacy during the Cold War

Historical Dictionary of U S  Diplomacy during the Cold War

Arms, supplies, and personnel flowed down from the North, typically via the Ho
Chi Minh Trail, which ran through Laos and Cambodia border regions to enter
South Vietnam at various points. U.S. and South Vietnamese attempts to interdict
 ...

Author: Martin Folly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442242159

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 293

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War history offers a definitive reference of this turbulent period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day.

Author: James M. Morris

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874794

Category: History

Page: 570

View: 881

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events and other terminology of the Navy. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the United States Navy.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of the Nixon Ford Era

Historical Dictionary of the Nixon Ford Era

38 ' CAMBODIAN INCURSION Khmer Rouge, now openly supported by the
Vietnamese communists. The civil war brought economic disaster as government
control of the country eroded. The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, ...

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864108

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Nixon-Ford Era witnessed one of the most controversial presidential eras, yet despite all of the turmoil, progress was made. The Vietnam War eventually wound down, the Cold War went through a phase of dZtente, relations were established with China, civil rights progressed, the situation of African Americans and Native Americans improved, and Women's Liberation altered the status of half of the population. The Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.
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Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism

This unique reference work on the history of European imperialism is designed to provide a ready reference tool for students and scholars.

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313262578

Category: History

Page: 782

View: 910

This unique reference work on the history of European imperialism is designed to provide a ready reference tool for students and scholars. Its major focus is the Spanish, Portuguese, British, Dutch, French, German, Belgian, and Italian empires during the past 500 years. The dictionary offers brief descriptive essays on a variety of topics--colonies, prominent individuals, legislation, treaties, conferences, wars, revolutions, and technologies. References at the end of each entry provide sources of additional information for those interested in further research. Cross-references within the text help the reader to find related items.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.

Author: Martin J. Manning

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313296057

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 628

Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.
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Historical Dictionary of U S Diplomacy since the Cold War

Historical Dictionary of U S  Diplomacy since the Cold War

But that it should then go to war against the regime of Saddam Hussein of Iraq,
getting bogged down in the deadliest and most frustrating war since Vietnam,
was less obvious and was bitterly contested at the time, within the country and ...

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864320

Category: History

Page: 392

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The post-Cold War diplomacy of the United States evolved in stages that reflected changes in the international system. Through the 1990s, the nation's foreign affairs were marked by an evolution away from the post-World War II focus on security and superpower competition to a more multifaceted and nuanced series of policies that included economic concerns, social and cultural issues, and environmental matters. However, an escalating series of terrorist attacks that culminated in the 11 September 2001 strikes on New York and Washington, D.C. led to the reemergence of security as the main foreign policy issue for the United States. The subsequent American-led 'war on terror' mirrored the Cold War in its goals, and the administration of President George W. Bush endeavored to build a multinational counterterrorism coalition that paralleled the Western alliance of the bipolar era. The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy Since the Cold War is a concise overview of the main figures, conflicts, events, and policies of the United States in the post-Cold War era. The study explores the main elements of U.S. foreign policy and the regional and international reaction to American policies from the presidency of George H. W. Bush to that of George W. Bush. Through its entries, the book analyzes the underlying themes of U.S. diplomacy and the new policies formulated and implemented in response to broad changes in global politics. The book includes a chronology of events from 1991 to 2007, an introduction that highlights important themes of the era, cross-referenced entries on significant topics, a detailed bibliography, and appendixes of major documents. The work is ideal for both public and academic libraries, the general public, or the specialist looking for a reference tool in this area.
Categories: History