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Anatomy of a war : Vietnam, the United States, and the modern historical experience

Author: Gabriel Kolko
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1985.
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Kolko, Gabriel.
Anatomy of a war.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)558574198
Online version:
Kolko, Gabriel.
Anatomy of a war.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)608920635
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Kolko
ISBN: 0394538749 9780394538747
OCLC Number: 11915784
Description: xvi, 628 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The origins of the war to 1960 --
The crisis in South Vietnam and American intervention, 1961-1965 --
Total war, 1965-1967, and the transformation of South Vietnam --
The Tet Offensive and the events of 1968 --
War and diplomacy, 1969-1972 --
The crisis of the Republic of Vietnam and the end of the war, 1973-1975. The origins of the war to 1960. Vietnam's road to crisis ; The Communist Party until 1945: from Depression to war ; Vietnam: from the August 1945 revolution to protracted war ; The internal world of Vietnamese communism: theory and practice ; The Communist Party's consolidation of power ; America's confrontation with the limits of world power, 1946-1960 ; South Vietnam to 1959: origins of the conflict ; The Communist Party's dilemma in the South, 1954-1959 --
The crisis in South Vietnam and American intervention, 1961-1965. The U.S. involvement in Vietnam: from sponsorship to air war ; The war and rural Vietnam ; The challenge of defining military strategies ; The United States, the revolution, and the components of struggle --
Total war, 1965-1967, and the transformation of South Vietnam. Escalation and the frustration of American politics ; The continuing search for effective military strategies ; The dilemma of the American way of war ; War and the transformation of South Vietnamese society ; Nguyen Van Thieu and the RVN power structure ; The dilemma of economic dependency and the RVN ; The building of the RVN's army and the struggle for rural South Vietnam ; The character and consequences of the two Vietnamese armies ; The Communist Party's responses to total war ; The economic impact of the war on the United States ; The balance of forces in the war at the end of 1967 --
The Tet Offensive and the events of 1968. The Tet offensive ; The Tet offensive's impact on Washington ; Assessing the Tet offensive --
War and diplomacy, 1969-1972. The Nixon administration's confrontation with Vietnam and the world ; The crisis of American military power ; The revolution's military policy, 1969-1971 ; The United States and the RVN: Vietnamization's contradictions ; The struggle for a changing rural South Vietnam ; The Communist Party's international strategy ; War on two fronts: diplomacy and battlefields, 1971-1972 ; The diplomatic process: illusions and realities --
The crisis of the Republic of Vietnam and the end of the war, 1973-1975. The balance of forces in South Vietnam, early 1973, and the impact of the RVN's policies ; The Nixon administration's dilemmas of power ; Recovery and response: the Communist Party's strategy until mid-1974 ; The deepening crisis of the RVN social system ; Saigon and Washington, mid-1974: the conjunction of two crises ; The revolution's perceptions and plans, late 1974 ; The end of the war.
Responsibility: Gabriel Kolko.

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