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Harvest of fear : a history of Australia's Vietnam War

Author: John Murphy
Publisher: St. Leonhards : Allen & Unwin, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats

This history of Australia's experience of the Vietnam War aims to offer an understanding of how that war came about, how Australia came to be involved, and why Australian involvement was the cause of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Murphy
ISBN: 186373449X 9781863734493
OCLC Number: 260164058
Description: XXII, 335 S. : ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Contents: Acknowledgments Abbreviations Author's note Illustrations Introduction PART I: THE COLONIAL ORDER 1 Material life in the colonial world 2 A colonial polity 3 'A trance of uncertainty, doubt and fear': Australia and Asia in the Cold War 4 1954: To the brink PART II: PREPARING FOR WAR 5 Ngo Dinh Diem: 'How to revive a war', 1954-1966 6 The logic of intervention: 1957-1964 7 The logics of dissent: 1957-1966 8 1966: The Cold War mould cracks PART III: INTERVENTION 9 Counter-revolution and the village: 1966-1969 10 Rice, place and revolution 11 Morbid symptoms: Australia, 1967-1969 12 The left revived PART IV: WITHDRAWAL 13 The Moratorium 14 Things fall apart Conclusion Appendix: Opinion polls on the war and conscription Notes Bibliography and sources Index
Responsibility: John Murphy.


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