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Cold war mandarin : Ngo Dinh Diem and the origins of America's war in Vietnam, 1950-1963

Author: Seth Jacobs
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
Series: Vietnam--America in the war years (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the US financed his tyranny. This book traces the tragic history of the so-called Diem  Read more...

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Jacobs, Seth, 1964-
Cold war mandarin.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)607639087
Named Person: Đình Diệm Ngô; Ngo Dinh Diem; Đình Diệm Ngô; Đình Diệm Ngô; Ngô-đình-Diệm; Đình Diòêm Ngô; Ngo Dinh Diem
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Jacobs
ISBN: 0742544478 0742544486 9780742544475 9780742544482
OCLC Number: 63297750
Description: xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The kind of Asian we can live with" : Diem wins American support --
"Let our people go!" : the Geneva accords and passage to freedom --
"This fellow is impossible" : the Collins mission --
"Miracle man" : Diem's regime in myth and reality --
"Truth shall burst forth in irresistible waves of hatred" : cracks in the façade --
"A scenario of torture, persecution, and worse" : the Diem experiment in decline --
"No respectable turning back" : collapse of the Diem experiment.
Series Title: Vietnam--America in the war years (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Seth Jacobs.
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This story is well told and engagingly written. . . . Recommended. * CHOICE * A well-written, well-researched, and considered discussion of the failures of Diem's regime. . . . Jacobs's account is Read more...

 
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