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The Vietnamese war : revolution and social change in the Mekong Delta, 1930-1975

Author: David W P Elliott
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2003.
Series: Pacific Basin Institute book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A single Vietnamese province in the Mekong Delta, My Tho, is the focus of this history of the Vietnamese revolutionary movement in the south. Elliott (Pomona College) has based the work largely on interviews conducted with prisoners and defectors conducted by the Rand Corporation and the U.S. Department of Defense during 1965-74. He argues that land reform helped mobilize the peasantry to fight for the revolutionary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Elliott, David W.P.
Vietnamese war.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2003
(OCoLC)606930737
Online version:
Elliott, David W.P.
Vietnamese war.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2003
(OCoLC)606943196
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W P Elliott
ISBN: 076560602X 9780765606020
OCLC Number: 44076237
Notes: "An East gate book."
Description: 2 volumes (xxii, 1547 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The Vietnamese War: introduction --
Postlude: an overview of the three decades of war --
Prelude --
Revolution --
Resistence --
The six years of peace: 1954-59 --
The tiger wakes --
Forged by the hammer of the party --
The strong-armed fist: military expansion, 1961-63 --
"Sharing rice and clothing": land and class --
Pressed into the mold: organizing the villages --
Going for broke --
The two main links in the revolutionary chain: taxes and conscription --
v. 2. Year of the big change: 1965 --
The uncounted enemy --
Winning hearts and minds --
Battle for the villages --
Stalemate --
Tet: the untold story of the "general offensive and general uprising" --
Tragic farewell --
Holding on --
Civil War --
The final chapter.
Series Title: Pacific Basin Institute book.
Responsibility: David W.P. Elliott.

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This is a history of the Vietnam war in a single province of the Mekong Delta over the period 1930-1975, focusing on the revolutionary movement that became popularly known as the "Viet Cong". It  Read more...

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