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Duiker, William J. 1932-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 364 publications in 2 languages and 11,232 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Textbooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS556.8, B
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Most widely held works by William J Duiker
Ho Chi Minh by William J Duiker( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Ho Chi Minh's poverty-stricken youth, his expatriate years in the U.S., France, and the Soviet Union, and his commitment to the Vietnamese revolution and reunification of Vietnam under Communist rule
The Communist road to power in Vietnam by William J Duiker( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Vietnam by William J Duiker( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vietnam became part of French Indochina in 1887 and did not regain independence until after the Vietnam War. Despite relative peace for two decades, the country has experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. In an effort to end this stagnation, Vietnamese authorities have committed to economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms to modernize the economy and produce more competitive, export-driven industries." "This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Vietnam focuses on the recent changes and leadership of Vietnam and addresses the earlier kingdoms, the period of French Indochina, the wars for liberation, the Vietnam War, and much more. Hundreds of cross-referenced entries are included on political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, as well as the major cities and geographic features. This book also contains a chronology, an introduction that traces Vietnam's history, and a bibliography."--Jacket
Vietnam since the fall of Saigon by William J Duiker( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When North Vietnamese troops occupied Saigon at the end of April 1975, their leaders in Hanoi faced the future with pride and confidence. Almost fifteen years later, the euphoria has given way to sober realism. Since the end of the war, the Communist regime has faced an almost uninterrupted series of difficulties including sluggish economic growth at home and a costly occupation of neighboring Cambodia. For the Vietnamese, the basic documents came from Lenin and Mao Tse-tung. The first task of the new rulers in South Vietnam was to fill the vacuum left by the virtual disintegration of the previous regime. Beyond the immediate problem of restoring law and order in the South, the primary problem for the new regime would be to set the economic sector back on its feet. The new regime also moved expeditiously to eliminate or at least reduce the "poisonous weeds" of Western bourgeois culture and plant the seeds of a new and beautiful socialist culture. The regime was taking the first tentative steps toward building socialism in the South while for the time being tolerating a significant degree of private enterprise in most sectors of the economy. - Publisher
Vietnam : nation in revolution by William J Duiker( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of nationalism in Vietnam, 1900-1941 by William J Duiker( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures in collision : the Boxer Rebellion by William J Duiker( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. containment policy and the conflict in Indochina by William J Duiker( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concludes with an overview of the U.S. experience in Vietnam and a discussion of whether there were feasible alternatives to the containment strategy that was pursued
World history by William J Duiker( Book )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It presents a balanced picture of world history, with all respect for therichness and diversityof the tapestry of the human experience. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations
Tsʻai Yüan-pʻei, educator of modern China by William J Duiker( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : revolution in transition by William J Duiker( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vietnam's leaders have been forced to move toward a market-oriented economy while maintaining their ultimate goal of building a socialist society. Offering an expanded and thoroughly revised edition of his successful text, William Duiker traces the course of Vietnamese history from its origins to the end of the Vietnam War. He considers the country's political structure, foreign relations, economic situation, social problems, and cultural heritage, analyzing the diverse aspects of Vietnamese society and revealing how they have been affected by a generation of conflict and socialist transformation. The author concludes with a discussion of the dynamic factors underlying the Vietnamese revolution, looking at how the changes have affected both the region and the course of the global Cold War."--Jacket
Sacred war : nationalism and revolution in a divided Vietnam by William J Duiker( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and Vietnam : the roots of conflict by William J Duiker( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comintern and Vietnamese communism by William J Duiker( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Vietnamese and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential world history by William J Duiker( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sixth Edition continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. --Book Jacket
Twentieth-century world history by William J Duiker( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World history : to 1500 by William J Duiker( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary world history by William J Duiker( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential world history : comprehensive volume by William J Duiker( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A to Z of Vietnam by Bruce McFarland Lockhart( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A to Z of Vietnam focuses on the recent changes and leadership of Vietnam while giving due attention to the earlier kingdoms, the period of French Indochina, the wars for liberation, the Vietnam War, and much more. Hundreds of cross-referenced A to Z dictionary entries are included on political, economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the major cities and geographic features. This book also contains a chronology and introduction that traces Vietnam's history, as well as a bibliography
 
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Alternative Names
Duiker, William 1932-

Duiker, William J.

Duiker, William John 1932-

William J. Duiker American historian

William J. Duiker Amerikaans auteur

William J. Duiker US-amerikanischer Vietnam-Historiker

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The Communist road to power in VietnamHistorical dictionary of VietnamU.S. containment policy and the conflict in IndochinaWorld historyTsʻai Yüan-pʻei, educator of modern ChinaVietnam : revolution in transitionSacred war : nationalism and revolution in a divided VietnamThe essential world history