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America's longest war : the United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

Author: George C Herring
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Comprehensive yet concise, America's Longest War provides a complete and balanced history of the Vietnam War. It is not mainly a military history, but seeks to integrate military, diplomatic, and political factors in order to clarify America's involvement and ultimate failure in Vietnam. While it focuses on the American side of the equation, it provides sufficient consideration of the Vietnamese side to make the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George C Herring
ISBN: 0072417552 9780072417555 0072536187 9780072536188 9780072534580 0072534583
OCLC Number: 1107634252
Notes: Includes 1 folded map.
Description: xvi, 368, 1, 11, 17 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm + 1 folded map
Contents: 1. A dead-end alley : the United States, France, and the first Indochina War, 1950-1954 --
2. Our offspring : nation building in South Vietnam, 1954-1961 --
3. Limited partnership : Kennedy and Diem, 1961-1963 --
4. Enough, but not too much : Johnson's decisions for war, 1963-1965 --
5. On the tiger's back : the United States at war, 1965-1967 --
6. A very near thing : the Tet offensive and after, 1968 --
7. A war for peace : Nixon, Kissinger, and Vietnam, 1969-1973 --
8. The postwar war and the legacies of Vietnam.
Responsibility: George C. Herring.

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