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Giap : the general who defeated America in Vietnam

Author: James A Warren
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the strategy and tactics of the Vietnamese general explains how he effectively countered French colonials and U.S. forces throughout two difficult conflicts by tapping the strength of his society's social fabric.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Nguyên Giáp Võ; Nguyên Giáp Võ; Võ-nguyên-Giáp; Võ-nguyên-Giáp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Warren
ISBN: 9780230107120 0230107125 9781137223241 1137223243
OCLC Number: 760975000
Description: xii, 234 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Vietnamese revolution and the young revolutionary --
Upheaval and opportunity: World War II --
The war of resistance against France: 1945-1950 --
The border offensive of 1950: Giap's first victories --
1951- 53 --
Dien Bien Phu, and victory --
The long struggle in the south begins 1954 to 1965 --
People's war against the United States: the escalation, phase: 1965-1967 --
The Tet offensive.
Responsibility: James A. Warren.

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An in-depth look at the strategy and tactics of the visionary commander who beat two Western powers, against incredible odds, in the Vietnam and Indochina Wars.  Read more...

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"A welcome, readable, and concise history of the corps' past 60 years." --The Washington Post on American Spartans"Warren makes a very useful contribution to the lively ongoing debate on the role, Read more...

 
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