9780073513256

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

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    9780073513256

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    0073513253

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/4/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Respected for its thorough research, comprehensive coverage, and clear, readable style, America’s Longest War explores the origins of the thirty-year war for Vietnam. It seeks to explain how the United States became involved and the consequences of its actions for the Vietnamese as well as Americans. It assesses the multiple legacies of the war and offers guidance for students on what Americans should learn from this national experience that continues to resonate today.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 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

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