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Vietnam labyrinth : allies, enemies, and why the U.S. lost the war

Author: Chau Ngoc Tran; Ken Fermoyle
Publisher: Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, [2012]
Series: Modern Southeast Asia series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The memoir of Tran Ngoc Chau, one of the few Vietnamese Army officers who also saw service in Ho Chi Minh's National Liberation Army"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, Vietnamese
Named Person: Chau Ngoc Tran
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chau Ngoc Tran; Ken Fermoyle
ISBN: 9780896727717 0896727718
OCLC Number: 795173883
Description: xxii, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Roots of the past, seeds of the future (August 1945) --
A journey of awakening (1945) --
First combat : an inauspicious beginning (1946) --
Preparing for long-term guerrilla warfare (1946) --
Trek to the "Free Z" (1946) --
Regiment Doc Lap's first battle turns into disaster (1946) --
The first victory : a lesson in strength (1947) --
Change of heart (1948) --
Changing uniforms : amid a period of soul-searching (1950) --
I become a South Vietnamese Army officer (1951) --
Surviving an onslaught (1953 and 1954) --
With Americans : a learning and adjustment experience (1955-1958) --
My first lesson of insurgency- from a woman (1959-1961) --
In Kien Hoa Province, the VC "cradle of revolution" (1962) --
At the heart of the Buddhist crisis (1963) --
Death of the Republic- for a better way? (1963) --
Return to Kien Hoa, meet with my Communist brother (1964-1965) --
Director of Pacification Cadres (1966) --
An American or Vietnamese program? (1966) --
Observations on the war and pacification (1967) --
Pacification or military occupation (1967) --
Taking a political path (1967) --
Reaction to the Tet Offensive (1968) --
After the Tet deluge, my peace negotiation proposal (1968) --
Loyalty and honor (1969) --
Trial and tribulation (1970) --
Resisting reeducation (1975-1978) --
Coming to America (1979).
Series Title: Modern Southeast Asia series.
Responsibility: Tran Ngoc Chau with Ken Fermoyle ; foreword by Daniel Ellsberg.

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Chau's Vietnam Labyrinth is a remarkable story, well told, dramatic, and filled with insights on a complex war in its military, political, and human dimensions. Highly recommended. --Lewis Sorley, Read more...

 
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