History

Vietnam and America

Vietnam and America

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.
History

Withdrawal

Withdrawal

Author: Gregory A. Daddis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190691080

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 158

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.
History

Vietnam

Vietnam

Author: George Donelson Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000284270

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 435

Now in its 7th edition, Vietnam: An American Ordeal continues to provide a thorough account of the failed American effort to create a viable, non-Communist state in Southern Vietnam. 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. In this new edition, George Donelson Moss expands and refines key moments of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, including the strategic and diplomatic background for United States’ involvement in Indochina during World War II; how the French, with British and American support, regained control in southern Vietnam, Saigon, and the vicinity, in the fall, 1945; the account for the formation of SEATO; and the account of the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979. The text has also been revised and updated to align with recently published monographic literature on the time period. The accessible writing will enable students to gain a solid understanding of how and why the United States went to war against The Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and why it lost the long, bitter conflict. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of American history, the history of foreign relations, and the Vietnam War itself.
History

America, the Vietnam War, and the World

America, the Vietnam War, and the World

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."
History

America and the Vietnam War

America and the Vietnam War

Author: Andrew Wiest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135187750

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Vietnam War was one of the most heavily documented conflicts of the twentieth century. Although the events themselves recede further into history every year, the political and cultural changes the war brought about continue to resonate, even as a new generation of Americans grapples with its own divisive conflict. America and the Vietnam War: Re-examining the Culture and History of a Generation reconsiders the social and cultural aspects of the conflict that helped to fundamentally change the nation. With chapters written by subject area specialists, America and the Vietnam War takes on subjects such as women’s role in the war, the music and the films of the time, the Vietnamese perspective, race and the war, and veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder. Features include: chapter summaries timelines discussion questions guides to further reading a companion website with primary source documents and tools (such as music and movie playlists) for both instructors and students. Heavily illustrated and welcoming to students and scholars of this infamous and pivotal time, America and the Vietnam War is a perfect companion to any course on the Vietnam War Era.
History

America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: MINN:31951001002849X

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 433

Draws together diverse original sources on American involvement in Vietnam, including the private papers of presidents and other government and military officials, public speeches, debates, and articles
History

The Afterlife of Americaês War in Vietnam

The Afterlife of Americaês War in Vietnam

Author: Gordon Arnold

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786427611

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 588

The fall of Saigon in 1975 signaled the end of America's longest war. Yet in many ways the conflict was far from over. Although the actual fighting ended, the struggle to find political justification and historical vindication for the Vietnam War still lingered in American consciousness. A plethora of images from America's first "televised war" has kept the conflict all too fresh in the memories of those who lived through it, while creating a confusing picture for a younger generation. The political process of attaching meaning to historical events has ultimately failed due to the lack of consensus--then and now--regarding events surrounding the Vietnam War. Reviewing the record of American politics, film, and television, this volume provides a brief overview of the war's appearance in American popular culture. It examines the ways in which this conflict has consistently resurfaced in social and political life, especially in the arena of contemporary world events such as the Soviet incursion into Afghanistan, the Gulf War and the 2004 presidential campaign. To this end, the work explores the contexts and uses of the Vietnam War as a recurring subject. The circumstances and symbolism used in the rhetoric of the political elite and the news media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek, are discussed. Emphasis is also placed on the role of film and television as the book examines movies such as The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now and TV series such as M*A*S*H. In weaving together the political and screen appearances of the Vietnam War, the book reexamines the influence of a major episode in American history.
History

Intervention

Intervention

Author: George McTurnan Kahin

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: UOM:39015027306482

Category: History

Page: 550

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Traces the roots of American involvement in Vietnam and offers a provocative portrayal of Lydon Johnson's role in the Vietnam War
Social Science

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes]

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes]

Author: Ron Milam

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440840470

Category: Social Science

Page: 772

View: 812

Covering many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years. • Addresses an especially eventful time in American history with long-lasting consequences—a period that has parallels with more recent events involving military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan • Provides coverage of Norman Lear, creator of the popular 1970s sitcom All In The Family, including information from a recent interview • Includes viewpoints from Vietnam combat veterans regarding how film and television portrayed the war they participated in and lived through • Supplies a chapter on the Vietnam veteran biker movement
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

In the Name of America

In the Name of America

Author: Seymour Melman

Publisher: [New York] : Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120041293

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 421

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"... As shown by published reports, compared with the laws of war binding on the United States Government and on its citizens."--T.p.
History

The 25-Year War

The 25-Year War

Author: Bruce Palmer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813146423

Category: History

Page: 248

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On April 30, 1975, Saigon and the government of South Vietnam fell to the communist regime of North Vietnam, ending -- for American military forces -- exactly twenty-five year of courageous but unavailing struggle. This is not the story of how America became embroiled in a conflict in a small country half-way around the globe, nor of why our armed forces remained there so long after the futility of our efforts became obvious to many. It is the story of what went wrong there militarily, and why. The author is a professional soldier who experienced the Vietnam war in the field and in the highest command echelons. General Palmer's insights into the key events and decisions that shaped American's military role in Vietnam are uncommonly perceptive. America's most serious error, he believes, was committing its armed forces to a war in which neither political nor military goals were ever fully articulated by our civilian leaders. Our armed forces, lacking clear objectives, failed to develop an appropriate strategy, instead relinquishing the offensive to Hanoi. Yet an achievable strategy could have been devised, Palmer believes. Moreover, our South Vietnamese allies could have been bolstered by appropriate aid but were instead overwhelmed by the massive American military presence. Compounding these errors were the flawed civilian and military chains of command. The result was defeat for America and disaster for South Vietnam. General Palmer presents here an insider's history of the war and an astute critique of America's military strengths and successes as well as its weaknesses and failures.
History

From Vietnam To Amer/hs

From Vietnam To Amer/hs

Author: Gail P Kelly

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015054022150

Category: History

Page: 274

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