Vietnam and America

Vietnam and America

With generous selections from the documentary records, the book dispels distortions and illuminates in depth the many facets of the war, from Vietnam’s history before the war, to Washington’s insider policy making, to troop perspectives ...

Author: Marvin E. Gettleman

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802133622

Category: History

Page: 560

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No single event since World War II has marked this country’s foreign policy and national image as deeply as did the war in Vietnam. Vietnam and America is a complete history of the war, as documented in essays by leading experts and in original source material. With generous selections from the documentary records, the book dispels distortions and illuminates in depth the many facets of the war, from Vietnam’s history before the war, to Washington’s insider policy making, to troop perspectives, to the impact back on the home front. In essays introducing each major stage of the war, the editors elucidate the issues, foreign policy choices, and consequences of U.S. involvement. Substantial headnotes put each document in historical perspective. This comprehensive anthology is an invaluable reference for anyone who wants to understand the Vietnam War.
Categories: History

Imagining Vietnam and America

Imagining Vietnam and America

In this study of the encounter between Vietnam and the United States from 1919 to 1950, Mark Bradley fundamentally reconceptualizes the origins of the Cold War in Vietnam and the place of postcolonial Vietnam in the history of the twentieth ...

Author: Mark Philip Bradley

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860571

Category: History

Page: 344

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In this study of the encounter between Vietnam and the United States from 1919 to 1950, Mark Bradley fundamentally reconceptualizes the origins of the Cold War in Vietnam and the place of postcolonial Vietnam in the history of the twentieth century. Among the first Americans granted a visa to undertake research in Vietnam since the war, Bradley draws on newly available Vietnamese-language primary sources and interviews as well as archival materials from France, Great Britain, and the United States. Bradley uses these sources to reveal an imagined America that occupied a central place in Vietnamese political discourse, symbolizing the qualities that revolutionaries believed were critical for reshaping their society. American policymakers, he argues, articulated their own imagined Vietnam, a deprecating vision informed by the conviction that the country should be remade in America's image. Contrary to other historians, who focus on the Soviet-American rivalry and ignore the policies and perceptions of Vietnamese actors, Bradley contends that the global discourse and practices of colonialism, race, modernism, and postcolonial state-making were profoundly implicated in--and ultimately transcended--the dynamics of the Cold War in shaping Vietnamese-American relations.
Categories: History

From Vietnam To America

From Vietnam To America

Some left under U.S. government auspices; others setout on their own. This book is a chronicle of the 1975 flight of Vietnamese from their country.

Author: Gail Paradise Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429726965

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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In late April 1975 the war that raged in Vietnam for decades came to an end as the American-backed government of South Vietnam collapsed. Out of the territories that had once been French Indochina came over 200,000 Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese refugees fleeing by plane, by boat, or on foot. Some left under U.S. government auspices; others setout on their own. This book is a chronicle of the 1975 flight of Vietnamese from their country. It traces the departure from Vietnam and the resettlement of 130,000 of these refugees in the United States and focuses on the process by which Vietnamese went from refugees to immigrants.
Categories: Political Science

The Vietnamese American 1 5 Generation

The Vietnamese American 1 5 Generation

Riveting stories by refugees who fled Vietnam.

Author: Sucheng Chan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592135021

Category: History

Page: 343

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Riveting stories by refugees who fled Vietnam.
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A Companion to the Vietnam War

A Companion to the Vietnam War

This volume represents the best current scholarship on one of the most controversial and influential episodes in modern American history. It also contains an expanded bibliography of hundreds of secondary sources to guide further research.

Author: Marilyn B. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405172042

Category: History

Page: 528

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A Companion to the Vietnam War contains twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and most divisive foreign conflict. It represents the best current scholarship on this controversial and influential episode in modern American history. Highlights issues of nationalism, culture, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam War history, including American war policies, the Vietnamese perspective, the antiwar movement, and the American home front. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes a select bibliography to guide further research.
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Vietnam

Vietnam

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.

Author: George Donelson Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315510804

Category: History

Page: 456

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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.
Categories: History

Abandoning Vietnam

Abandoning Vietnam

Drawing upon both archival research and his own military experiences in Vietnam, Willbanks focuses on military operations from 1969 through 1975.

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Paperback)

ISBN: UOM:39015076127763

Category: History

Page: 377

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Drawing upon both archival research and his own military experiences in Vietnam, Willbanks focuses on military operations from 1969 through 1975. He begins by analyzing the events that led to a change in U.S. strategy in 1969 and the subsequent initiation of Vietnamization. He then critiques the implementation of that policy and the combat performance of the South Vietnamese army (ARVN), which finally collapsed in 1975.
Categories: History

America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Based on a variety of classified military records, Lewy provides the first systematic analysis of the course of the Vietnam War, the reasons for the failure of American strategy and tactics, and the causes of the final collapse of South ...

Author: Guenter Lewy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199874239

Category: History

Page: 560

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Based on a variety of classified military records, Lewy provides the first systematic analysis of the course of the Vietnam War, the reasons for the failure of American strategy and tactics, and the causes of the final collapse of South Vietnam.
Categories: History

America s War in Vietnam

America s War in Vietnam

An overview of the Vietnam War, with an emphasis on its military campaigns and political issues.

Author: Larry H. Addington

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213606

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 455

An overview of the Vietnam War, with an emphasis on its military campaigns and political issues.
Categories: History

Withdrawal

Withdrawal

Upending myths of a "better war" that led to victory in Vietnam, Withdrawal is required reading for anyone hoping to understand the final years of American intervention in Southeast Asia.

Author: Gregory A. Daddis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190691080

Category: History

Page: 300

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In a riveting sequel to his celebrated Westmoreland's War, Daddis offers a bold new interpretation of America's first lost war. Upending myths of a "better war" that led to victory in Vietnam, Withdrawal is required reading for anyone hoping to understand the final years of American intervention in Southeast Asia.
Categories: History

America the Vietnam War and the World

America  the Vietnam War  and the World

The volume thereby covers a wide geographical range-from Berkeley and Berlin to Cambodia and Canberra. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues no less than cultural and intellectual consequences of 'Vietnam'.

Author: Andreas W. Daum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052100876X

Category: History

Page: 371

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Publisher's description: "This book presents new perspectives on the Vietnam War, its global repercussions, and the role of this war in modern history. The volume reveals 'America's War' as an international event that reverberated all over the world: in domestic settings of numerous nation-states, combatants and non-combatants alike, as well as in transnational relations and alliance systems. The volume thereby covers a wide geographical range-from Berkeley and Berlin to Cambodia and Canberra. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues no less than cultural and intellectual consequences of 'Vietnam'. The authors also set the Vietnam War in comparison to other major conflicts in world history; they cover over three centuries, and develop general insights into the tragedies and trajectories of military conflicts as phenomena of modern societies in general. For the first time, 'America's War' is thus depicted as a truly global event whose origins and characteristics deserve an interdisciplinary treatment."
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America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Including frank quotes from Vietnamese leaders, the book offers important new knowledge that allows us to learn invaluable lessons from the perspective of a victorious enemy.

Author: Herbert Y. Schandler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742566996

Category: History

Page: 232

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This controversial and timely book about the American experience in Vietnam provides the first full exploration of the perspectives of the North Vietnamese leadership before, during, and after the war. Herbert Y. Schandler offers unique insights into the mindsets of the North Vietnamese and their response to diplomatic and military actions of the Americans, laying out the full scale of the disastrous U.S. political and military misunderstandings of Vietnamese history and motivations. Including frank quotes from Vietnamese leaders, the book offers important new knowledge that allows us to learn invaluable lessons from the perspective of a victorious enemy. Unlike most military officers who served in Vietnam, Schandler is convinced the war was unwinnable, no matter how long America stayed the course or how many resources were devoted to it. He is remarkably qualified to make these judgments as an infantry commander during the Vietnam War, a Pentagon policymaker, and a scholar who taught at West Point and National Defense University. His extensive personal interviews with North Vietnamese are drawn from his many trips to Hanoi after the war. Schandler provides not only a definitive analysis of the American failure in Vietnam but a crucial foundation for exploring the potential for success in the current guerrilla wars the United States is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Categories: History

America s Longest War

America s Longest War

The book seeks to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective and to offer answers to vital questions.

Author: George C. Herring

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015031876546

Category: Unisted States

Page: 354

View: 309

Widely recognized as a major contribution to the study of American involvement in Vietnam, this comprehensive and balanced account analyzes the ultimate failure of the war, and the impact of the war on US foreign policy. The book seeks to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective and to offer answers to vital questions.
Categories: Unisted States

A Death in November

A Death in November

Details the events leading to the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in November, 1963, the event which irreversibly turned the Vietnam War into an American war

Author: Ellen Joy Hammer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195206401

Category: History

Page: 373

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Details the events leading to the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in November, 1963, the event which irreversibly turned the Vietnam War into an American war
Categories: History

The Vietnamese Experience in America

The Vietnamese Experience in America

Tells the stories of Vietnamese who were forced to flee their country with the fall of Saigon in 1975, looks at their experiences in the United States, and discusses the challenges and adjustments they have faced The rhetoric of commitment ...

Author: Paul Rutledge

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253349974

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 540

Tells the stories of Vietnamese who were forced to flee their country with the fall of Saigon in 1975, looks at their experiences in the United States, and discusses the challenges and adjustments they have faced
Categories: History

Britain America and the Vietnam War

Britain  America  and the Vietnam War

The first serious study of the impact of the Vietnam War on the Anglo-American "special relationship."

Author: Sylvia Ellis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275973816

Category: History

Page: 298

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The first serious study of the impact of the Vietnam War on the Anglo-American "special relationship."
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The Vietnamese Americans

The Vietnamese Americans

Offers a brief look at Vietnam's history, culture, and land, describes the reason for migrating to the United States, and analyzes the adjustment process of immigrants.

Author: Hien Duc Do

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313297800

Category: History

Page: 148

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Offers a brief look at Vietnam's history, culture, and land, describes the reason for migrating to the United States, and analyzes the adjustment process of immigrants.
Categories: History

A Sense of Duty

A Sense of Duty

"With a new epilogue by the author"--Cover.

Author: Quang X. Pham

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780891418764

Category: History

Page: 270

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"With a new epilogue by the author"--Cover.
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Vietnam The Necessary War

Vietnam  The Necessary War

Offering a controversial perspective on America's most painful war, the author proposes that Vietnam should have been fought, but with different tactics.

Author: Michael Lind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684870274

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 386

Offering a controversial perspective on America's most painful war, the author proposes that Vietnam should have been fought, but with different tactics.
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The Uncensored War

The Uncensored War

"--Don Obardorfer, Washington Post Book World "A rigorous look at media coverage and performance. . . . This is a book worth reading--must reading for those who have made up their minds about the press and Vietnam.

Author: Daniel C. Hallin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520065433

Category: History

Page: 285

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Vietnam was America's most divisive and unsuccessful foreign war. It was also the first to be televised and the first of the modern era fought without military censorship. From the earliest days of the Kennedy-Johnson escalation right up to the American withdrawal, and even today, the media's role in Vietnam has continued to be intensely controversial. The "Uncensored War" gives a richly detailed account of what Americans read and watched about Vietnam. Hallin draws on the complete body of the New York Times coverage from 1961 to 1965, a sample of hundreds of television reports from 1965-73, including television coverage filmed by the Defense Department in the early years of the war, and interviews with many of the journalists who reported it, to give a powerful critique of the conventional wisdom, both conservative and liberal, about the media and Vietnam. Far from being a consistent adversary of government policy in Vietnam, Hallin shows, the media were closely tied to official perspectives throughout the war, though divisions in the government itself and contradictions in its public relations policies caused every administration, at certain times, to lose its ability to "manage" the news effectively. As for television, it neither showed the "literal horror of war," nor did it play a leading role in the collapse of support: it presented a highly idealized picture of the war in the early years, and shifted toward a more critical view only after public unhappiness and elite divisions over the war were well advanced.
Categories: History