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

Author: George C Herring
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts ; London : McGraw-Hill, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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This book has been updated to incorporate new information about the history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. It shows the reasons for America's intervention, the nature of its involvement, and the causes and consequences of its failure.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Herring
ISBN: 9780072536188 0072536187 9780072417555 0072417552 9780072534580 0072534583
OCLC Number: 847473629
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm + map (1 sheet)
Contents: A dead-end alley: the United States, France, and the First Indochina War, 1950-1954 --
Our offspring: nation building in South Vietnam, 1954-1961 --
Limited partnership: Kennedy and Diem, 1961-1963 --
Enough, but not too much: Johnson's decisions for war, 1963-1965 --
On the tiger's back: the United States at war, 1965-1967 --
A very near thing: the Tet Offensive and after 1968 --
A war for peace: Nixon, Kissinger, and Vietnam, 1969-1973 --
The postwar war and the legacies of Vietnam.
Responsibility: George C. Herring.

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Provides a history of the Vietnam War. This title seeks to integrate military, diplomatic, and political factors in order to clarify America's involvement and ultimate failure in Vietnam. While it  Read more...

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