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This best-selling text has now been updated to include previously unseen source material - it is an ideal companion for any student studying the Vietnam War. Concise yet thorough - an accessible and stimulating introduction to the Vietnam War for students. Explores all the key elements of the conflict, including US motivations, the role of the media, the rise of domestic opposition, and the impact in both the US and Vietnam. The text is supported by a comprehensive documents section and a range of study tools, including a Chronology of events, Who's who, a Glossary of Terms and a Further Reading section.
Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University
Table of Contents
|Publisher's Acknowledgements||p. x|
|Author's Acknowledgements||p. xi|
|Who's Who||p. xx|
|Roots of the Vietnam War||p. 3|
|The Rise of Vietnamese Nationalism||p. 3|
|The First Indochina War||p. 6|
|The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem||p. 9|
|Johnson's Decisions for War||p. 15|
|The Vietnam War||p. 19|
|America Goes to War||p. 21|
|Saigon's Deterioration||p. 21|
|Rolling Thunder||p. 25|
|Making the Commitment||p. 28|
|The Ground War||p. 32|
|Turmoil in the South||p. 40|
|Turning Points||p. 44|
|The Antiwar Movement||p. 44|
|The Debate in Washington||p. 48|
|The Tet Offensive||p. 49|
|The Nation Reconsiders||p. 52|
|The End of the Tunnel||p. 58|
|The Easter Offensive||p. 68|
|The Paris Agreement||p. 70|
|Conclusion and Legacy||p. 73|
|The American Withdrawal||p. 73|
|The Final Offensives||p. 75|
|Laos and Cambodia||p. 78|
|Impact on the United States||p. 80|
|Impact on Vietnam||p. 82|
|Postwar Debate||p. 83|
|An Orthodox View of the Vietnam War||p. 88|
|A Revisionist View of the Vietnam War||p. 88|
|A Post-revisionist View of the Vietnam War||p. 89|
|The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence||p. 90|
|The Geneva Accords, 1954||p. 93|
|The Tonkin Gulf Resolution||p. 95|
|'Aggression from the North'||p. 96|
|Hanoi's Negotiating Position||p. 97|
|'A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam'||p. 98|
|McNamara Presents Options to President Johnson||p. 99|
|Washington's Negotiating Position||p. 99|
|Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Lyndon Johnson||p. 100|
|CIA Analysis of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement||p. 101|
|North Vietnamese Goals for the TET Offensive||p. 103|
|Report from Vietnam||p. 104|
|'Peace in Vietnam and Southeast Asia'||p. 105|
|South Vietnam's Six Points for Peace||p. 107|
|Silent Majority Speech||p. 108|
|The Invasion of Cambodia||p. 109|
|John Kerry Testimony||p. 110|
|South Vietnamese Analysis of the Easter Offensive||p. 112|
|Paris Peace Accords||p. 113|
|President Nixon Promises Postwar Reconstruction||p. 115|
|Resignation Speech of Nguyen Van Thieu||p. 116|
|Le Duan's Victory Speech||p. 117|
|Further Reading||p. 119|
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