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Vietnam, an American ordeal

Author: George Moss
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This text provides a narrative history of US involvement in Southeast Asia, from 1942 to 1975, with a concluding section that traces US, Vietnam relations from the end of the war in 1975 to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Moss
ISBN: 0130600334 9780130600332
OCLC Number: 47224438
Description: xiv, 529 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Vietnam, a place and a people: The land ; The forge of history ; The French colonial era ; The rise of Vietnamese nationalism ; The Japanese occupation ; The roots of American involvement ; The August revolution --
The elephant and the tiger: The French return ; The Franco-Vietminh war ; The Franco-American partnership ; The road to Dien Bien Phu ; To the brink of war ; The Geneva solution ; Lessons --
An experiment in nation building: Ngo Dinh Diem takes charge ; Social revolution ; Building a nation ; The roots of revolution ; The land of a million elephants ; A failed experiment --
Raising the stakes: Cold War crises ; A limited partnership ; Social revolution in the south ; The decline and fall of Ngo Dinh Diem ; A failed partnership --
America goes to war: The same only more ; Coup season ; In dubious battles ; The election of 1964 ; Rolling thunder ; Dahlias and gladioli ; Decisions to wage an American war --
The chain of thunders: The concept of limited war ; War of attrition ; Search and destroy ; The battle that changed the war ; A wider war ; Thunder from the air ; Aerial attrition warfare ; The other war ; Diplomatic charades ; War at home --
The Year of the Monkey: Surprise attack! ; Political crisis ; Johnson agonistes ; The televised war ; Talking and fighting ; The election of 1968 --
A war to end a war: Nixon and Kissinger ; Vietnamization ; An army in decline ; Widening the war, Cambodia ; Widening the war, Laos ; War weariness ; The Nguyen Hue Offensive ; Neither peace nor honor --
The end of the tunnel: Indecent interval ; Homecoming ; The postwar war ; Endgame ; After the fall ; The wounds within ; The spectre of Vietnam ; The endless war ; Uneasy relations --
A pronunciation guide for Vietnamese words --
Tables --
Glossary --
Chronology of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, 1942-1975 --
Bibliography: Books ; Articles ; Documents ; Archival and unpublished sources ; Literature: poetry, novels, novelistic memoirs, novelistic journalism ; Television documentaries and television programs ; Films ; Vietnam Websites.
Responsibility: George Donelson Moss.
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