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Light at the end of the tunnel : a Vietnam War anthology

Author: Andrew Jon Rotter
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book gives an overview of the conflict starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French. It recounts the important events and the issues that developed during the conflict.
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Light at the end of the tunnel.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010
(OCoLC)761967304
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Jon Rotter
ISBN: 9780742561335 074256133X 9780742561342 0742561348
OCLC Number: 490081937
Description: xxix, 486 pages : maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Ho Chi Minh : the untried gamble / Robert Shaplen --
The United States, its allies, and the Bao Dai experiment / Mark Atwood Lawrence --
Dwight D. Eisenhower and wholehearted support of Ngo Dinh Diem / David L. Anderson --
Geneva, 1954 : the precarious peace / Ellen J. Hammer --
The CIA comes to Vietnam / Edward Geary Lansdale --
No "non-essential areas" : Kennedy and Vietnam / Herbert S. Parmet --
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution / Robert S. McNamara --
Lyndon Johnson chooses war / Fredrik Logevall --
The Tet Offensive, 1968 / George C. Herring --
A dissenter in the government / George W. Ball --
Nixon, Kissinger, and a pax Americana / Jeffrey Kimball --
Bombing Hanoi, mining Haiphong, and the Moscow Summit / Stephen E. Ambrose --
Stabbed in the back / William Colby --
Ngo Dinh Diem, the impossible ally / Seth Jacobs --
Ngo Dinh Diem, modernizer / Philip E. Catton --
The foreign policy of North Vietnam / William J. Duiker --
The National Liberation Front and the land / Tom Mangold and John Penycate --
Getting hit / Philip Caputo --
Feeling cold / Wallace Terry --
Nursing and disillusionment / Lynda Van Devanter --
"They did not know good from evil" / Tim O'Brien --
My Lai : the killing begins / Michael Bilton and Kevin Sim --
The Soviet Union and American escalation / Ilya V. Gaiduk --
China and the American escalation / Qiang Zhai --
The Vietnamese and global revolutions / Odd Arne Westag --
The war in Laos / Timothy N. Castle --
Bombing Cambodia : a critique / William Shawcross --
Bombing Cambodia : a defense / Henry A. Kissinger --
A clash of cultures / Frances FitzGerald --
An opportunity for power / Gareth Porter --
A defense of freedom / Norman Podhoretz --
An act of imperialism / Noah Chomsky --
An assertion of manhood / Robert D. Dean --
Working-class war / Christian G. Appy --
Seeds of a movement / Tom Wells --
Women at the barricades, then and now / Myra MacPherson --
Saigon : the end and the beginning / Duong Van Mai Elliott --
Homecoming USA / Arnold Isaacs --
Amerasians : a people in between / Thomas A. Bass --
Letting go / Le Ly Hayslip.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew J. Rotter.

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This book gives an overview of the conflict starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French. It recounts the important events and the issues that developed during the conflict.

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Andrew Rotter's anthology on the Vietnam War has always been the best book available on this conflict. This third edition has been substantially revised. Rotter has retained those articles that are Read more...

 
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