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Vietnam's year of the rat : Elbridge Durbrow, Ngo Dinh Diem and the turn in U.S. relations, 1959-1961

Author: Ronald Bruce Frankum
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
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"The Year of the Rat explores the lunar New Year 1960 and the dynamic relationship between two groups vying for control in the Republic of Vietnam. One group worked toward directing Vietnam towards an American-style democracy. The other attempted to navigate the demands of Durbrow and the State Department"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Frankum, Ronald Bruce, 1967-
Vietnam's year of the rat
(DLC) 2014006070
(OCoLC)859581415
Named Person: Elbridge Durbrow; Đình Diệm Ngô; Elbridge Durbrow; Đình Diệm Ngô; Elbridge Durbrow; Đình Diệm Ngô
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Bruce Frankum
ISBN: 9781476614724 1476614725 1306566002 9781306566001
OCLC Number: 875894621
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Exit the Year of the Pig --
Enter the Year of the Rat --
Conflicting personalities and egos --
The Caravelle carnival --
The French connection --
The turning of the screw --
Turning points: the November 1960 coup d'etat attempt --
After the coup d'etat: Saigon responds --
Returning to normality --
A new year with an old problem --
A new plan for an old problem --
Vietnamese democracy in action --
April 1961 election and the departure of Durbrow.
Responsibility: Ronald Bruce Frankum, Jr.

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