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  • The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War
  • The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War


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.

Author Biography

Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University

Table of Contents

Publisher's Acknowledgementsp. x
Author's Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xii
Chronologyp. xiii
Who's Whop. xx
Glossaryp. xxv
Mapsp. xxviii
Backgroundp. 1
Roots of the Vietnam Warp. 3
The Rise of Vietnamese Nationalismp. 3
The First Indochina Warp. 6
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diemp. 9
Johnson's Decisions for Warp. 15
The Vietnam Warp. 19
America Goes to Warp. 21
Saigon's Deteriorationp. 21
Rolling Thunderp. 25
Making the Commitmentp. 28
The Ground Warp. 32
Turmoil in the Southp. 40
Turning Pointsp. 44
The Antiwar Movementp. 44
The Debate in Washingtonp. 48
The Tet Offensivep. 49
The Nation Reconsidersp. 52
Negotiationsp. 55
The End of the Tunnelp. 58
Vietnamizationp. 58
Cambodiap. 62
Laosp. 65
Negotiationsp. 66
Pacificationp. 67
The Easter Offensivep. 68
The Paris Agreementp. 70
Conclusion and Legacyp. 73
The American Withdrawalp. 73
The Final Offensivesp. 75
Laos and Cambodiap. 78
Impact on the United Statesp. 80
Impact on Vietnamp. 82
Postwar Debatep. 83
Conclusionp. 86
Documentsp. 87
An Orthodox View of the Vietnam Warp. 88
A Revisionist View of the Vietnam Warp. 88
A Post-revisionist View of the Vietnam Warp. 89
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independencep. 90
The Geneva Accords, 1954p. 93
The Tonkin Gulf Resolutionp. 95
'Aggression from the North'p. 96
Hanoi's Negotiating Positionp. 97
'A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam'p. 98
McNamara Presents Options to President Johnsonp. 99
Washington's Negotiating Positionp. 99
Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Lyndon Johnsonp. 100
CIA Analysis of the Anti-Vietnam War Movementp. 101
North Vietnamese Goals for the TET Offensivep. 103
Report from Vietnamp. 104
'Peace in Vietnam and Southeast Asia'p. 105
South Vietnam's Six Points for Peacep. 107
Silent Majority Speechp. 108
The Invasion of Cambodiap. 109
John Kerry Testimonyp. 110
South Vietnamese Analysis of the Easter Offensivep. 112
Paris Peace Accordsp. 113
President Nixon Promises Postwar Reconstructionp. 115
Resignation Speech of Nguyen Van Thieup. 116
Le Duan's Victory Speechp. 117
Further Readingp. 119
Referencesp. 129
Indexp. 133
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