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Vietnam War : the essential reference guide

Author: James H Willbanks
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2013]
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This book provides a compendium of the key people, places, organizations, treaties, and events that make up the history of the war, explaining its causes, how it was conducted, and its far-reaching consequences. --from back cover.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Willbanks
ISBN: 9781610691031 1610691032
OCLC Number: 780481257
Notes: "This book is also available on the World Wide Web as an ebook"--Title page verso.
Description: xliii, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Overview of the Vietnam War --
Causes of the Vietnam War --
Consequences of the Vietnam War --
Communist strategy --
Opposition to the war --
The Tet Offensive and the media --
U.S. involvement in Indochina. Reference entries : Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr. (1914-1974) ; African Americans in the U.S. military ; Airpower, role in war ; Attrition ; Bao Dai (1913-1997) ; Barrel Roll, Operation (1964-1973) ; Bundy, McGeorge (1919-1996) ; Bundy, William Putnam (1917-2000) ; Bunker, Ellsworth (1894-1984) ; Cambodian Incursion (April 29-July 22, 1970) ; China, People's Republic of, policy toward Vietnam ; Civil operations and revolutionary development support ; Colby, William Egan (1920-1996) ; Con Thien, Siege of (September 4-October 4, 1967) ; Containment policy ; Cooper-Church Amendment ; Cu Chi tunnels ; Dak To, Battle of (June 17-November 22, 1967) ; Dau Tranh strategy ; Dien Bien Phu, Battle of (March 13-May 7, 1954) ; Domino theory ; Eagle Pull, Operation (April 12, 1975) ; Easter Offensive (1972) ; Farm Gate, Operation (1961-1967) ; Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006) ; Frequent Wind, Operation (April 29-30, 1975) ; Fulbright, James William (1905-1995) ; Geneva Conference and Geneva Accords of 1954 ; Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998) ; Gulf of Tonkin Incident (August 2 and 4, 1964) ; Gulf of Tonkin Resolution ; Haig, Alexander Meigs, Jr. (1924-2010) ; Hamburger Hill, Battle of (May 11-20, 1969) ; Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) ; Ho Chi Minh Campaign (April 1975) ; Ho Chi Minh Trail ; Hue, Battle of (January 31-February 25, 1968) ; Ia Drang, Battle of (October 19-November 26, 1965) ; Indochina War (1946-1954) ; Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973) ; Junction City, Operation (February 22-May 4, 1967) ; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) ; Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968) ; Kent State University shootings (May 4, 1970) ; Khe Sanh, Battle of (April-October 1967 and January-March 1968) ; Kissinger, Henry Alfred (1923- ) ; Komer, Robert W. (1922-2000) ; Laird, Melvin Robert (1922- ) ; Lam Son 719, Operation (February 8-March 24, 1971) ; Laos ; Le Duan (1907-1986) ; Linebacker I, Operation (May 10-October 23, 1972) ; Linebacker II, Operation (December 18-29, 1972) ; Lon Nol (1913-1985) ; Market Time, Operation (1965-1972) ; McCarthy, Eugene Joseph (1916-2005) ; McNamara, Robert Strange (1916-2009) ; Menu, Operation (March 18, 1969-May 26, 1970) ; My Lai massacre (March 16, 1968) ; Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-1963) ; Nguyen Van Thieu (1923-2001) ; Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994) ; Paris Peace Accords (January 17, 1973) ; Pentagon Papers and trial (1971) ; Pham Van Dong (1906-2000) ; Phoenix Program (1968-1972) ; Prisoners of war, allied ; Ranch Hand, Operation (January 12, 1962-January 7, 1971) ; Rolling Thunder, Operation (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968) ; Rusk, David Dean (1909-1994) ; Search and destroy ; Sihanouk, Norodom (1922-2012) ; Steel Tiger, Operation (April 3, 1965-December 11, 1968) ; Strategic Hamlet Program (1961-1964) ; Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901-1987) ; Tet Offensive, overall strategy (January 30-March 31, 1968) ; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ; United States Congress and the Vietnam War ; Vann, John Paul (1924-1972) ; Vo Nguyen Giap (1911- ) ; Westmoreland, William Childs (1914-2005). Primary source documents : Vietnamese Declaration of Independence (September 2, 1945) ; Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indochina (July 21, 1954) ; President Dwight Eisenhower : letter to Ngo Dinh Diem (October 23, 1954) ; National Security Action Memorandum No. 328 (April 6, 1965) ; Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense : excerpt from memorandum for President Lyndon Johnson (April 21, 1965) ; Ho Chi Minh : letter to Lyndon Johnson (February 15, 1967) ; President Lyndon Johnson : excerpt from address in San Antonio, Texas (September 29, 1967) ; General William Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam : excerpts from National Press Club address (November 21, 1967) ; President Lyndon Johnson : excerpts from televised address (March 31, 1968) ; President Richard Nixon : excerpts from speech on Vietnamization (November 3, 1969) ; President Richard Nixon : excerpts from speech on Cambodia (April 30, 1970) ; Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor : excerpt from news conference (October 26, 1972) ; President Richard Nixon : letter to President Nguyen Van Thieu (November 14, 1972) ; Excerpt from Paris Peace Agreement (January 27, 1973) --
Vietnam War chronolgy.
Responsibility: James H. Willbanks, editor.

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