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Death of a generation : how the assassinations of Diem and JFK prolonged the Vietnam War

Author: Howard Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Death of a Generation answers one of the most profoundly important questions left hanging in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's death. When he was shot, millions were left to wonder how America, and  Read more...

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Named Person: John F Kennedy; Đình Diệm Ngô; Đình Diêm Ngô; John F Kennedy; Đình Diệm Ngô; John F Kennedy; Đình Diệm Ngô; Ngô-đình-Diệm.; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Ngo Dinh Diem
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jones
ISBN: 0195052862 9780195052862 0195176057 9780195176056
OCLC Number: 50630482
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2004.
Description: x, 562 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : toward a tragedy --
Counterinsurgency in South Vietnam : averting a quagmire --
Democracy at bay : Diem as mandarin --
Counteraction to counterinsurgency : the military solution --
Waging a secret war --
Subterfuge in the delta --
Strange seduction of Vietnam --
Decent veil of hypocrisy --
De-Americanizing the secret war --
From escalation to disengagement --
End of the tunnel? A comprehensive plan for South Vietnam --
Mandate from heaven? The Buddhist crisis and the demise of de-escalation --
Fire this time --
Road to a coup --
At the brink of a coup--again --
Toward a partial withdrawal --
President Kennedy's decision to withdraw --
Fall of the house of Ngo --
Conclusion : the tragedy of JFK.
Responsibility: Howard Jones.
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