9780072536188

America's Longest War : The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 with Poster

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072536188

  • ISBN10:

    0072536187

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/15/2001
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Comprehensive yet concise, America's Longest War provides a complete and balanced history of the Vietnam War. It is not mainly a military history, but seeks to integrate military, diplomatic, and political factors in order to clarify America's involvement and ultimate failure in Vietnam. While it focuses on the American side of the equation, it provides sufficient consideration of the Vietnamese side to make the events comprehensible.

Table of Contents

1: A Dead-End Alley: The United States, France, and the First Indochina War,1950-1954

CHAPTER 2: Our Offspring: Nation Building in South Vietnam, 1954-1961

CHAPTER 3: Limited Partnership: Kennedy and Diem, 1961-1963

CHAPTER 4: Enough, but Not Too Much: Johnson's Decisions for War, 1963-1965

CHAPTER 5: On the Tiger's Back: The United States at War, 1965-1967

CHAPTER 6: A Very Near Thing: The Tet Offensive and After, 1968

CHAPTER 7: A War for Peace: Nixon, Kissinger, and Vietnam, 1969-1973

CHAPTER 8: A "Postwar War" and the Legacy of Vietnam

Suggestions for Additional Reading

Index

Maps

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