History

Vietnam and America

Vietnam and America

Author: Marvin E. Gettleman

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802133622

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 349

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

America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Author: William Appleman Williams

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008652656

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 262

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

America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Author: Herbert Y. Schandler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742566972

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 452

This controversial and timely book about the American experience in Vietnam provides the first full exploration of the perspectives of the North Vietnamese leadership before, during, and after the war. Herbert Y. Schandler offers unique insights into the mindsets of the North Vietnamese and their response to diplomatic and military actions of the Americans, laying out the full scale of the disastrous U.S. political and military misunderstandings of Vietnamese history and motivations. Including frank quotes from Vietnamese leaders, the book offers important new knowledge that allows us to learn invaluable lessons from the perspective of a victorious enemy. Unlike most military officers who served in Vietnam, Schandler is convinced the war was unwinnable, no matter how long America stayed the course or how many resources were devoted to it. He is remarkably qualified to make these judgments as an infantry commander during the Vietnam War, a Pentagon policymaker, and a scholar who taught at West Point and National Defense University. His extensive personal interviews with North Vietnamese are drawn from his many trips to Hanoi after the war. Schandler provides not only a definitive analysis of the American failure in Vietnam but a crucial foundation for exploring the potential for success in the current guerrilla wars the United States is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mathematics

America in Vietnam

America in Vietnam

Author: Guenter Lewy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: MINN:31951001002848Z

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

View: 704

Chronicles American involvement in Vietnam, from the 1950s through the 1970s, documenting strategic and tactical failures and reviewing the charges made against the American conduct of the war
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: 390

View: 730

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

Vietnam: The Necessary War

Vietnam: The Necessary War

Author: Michael Lind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684870274

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 475

Offering a controversial perspective on America's most painful war, the author proposes that Vietnam should have been fought, but with different tactics.
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:36105034013347

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 440

View: 389

"... 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 American Experience in Vietnam

The American Experience in Vietnam

Author: Boston Publishing Company

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760346259

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 567

The updated commemorative volume to the groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-nominated collection from Boston Publishing, The American Experience in Vietnam combines the best serious historical writing about the Vietnam War with new, never-before-published photos and perspectives for the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict.
History

Diem's Final Failure

Diem's Final Failure

Author: Philip E. Catton

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015055920824

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 864

"Catton treats the Diem government on its own terms rather than as an appendage of American policy. Focusing on the decade from Dien Bien Phu to Diem's assassination in 1963, he examines the Vietnamese leader's nation-building and reform efforts - particularly his Strategic Hamlet Program, which sought to separate guerrilla insurgents from the peasantry and build grassroots support for his regime. Catton's evaluation of the collapse of that program offers fresh insights into both Diem's limitations as a leader and the ideological and organizational weaknesses of his government, while his assessment of the evolution of Washington's relations with Saigon provides new insight into America's growing involvement in the Vietnamese civil war.".
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

View: 305

History

Intervention

Intervention

Author: George McTurnan Kahin

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: UOM:39015027306722

Category: History

Page: 564

View: 898

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

America's War in Vietnam

America's War in Vietnam

Author: Larry H. Addington

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048841194

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 528

An overview of the Vietnam War, with an emphasis on its military campaigns and political issues.