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Myths of Tet.

Author: Edwin Moise
Publisher: University Press of Kansas, 2017.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most of those who study and write about the Vietnam War now agree that the Tet Offensive was militarily a defeat for the Communist forces, since those forces failed to take the cities but suffered very heavy casualties in the attempt. Yet it was a victory for them politically, because it undermined support for the war in the United States. So stated, the conventional wisdom is well founded. Edwin Moise takes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017038278
(OCoLC)985689547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Moise
ISBN: 0700625038 9780700625031
OCLC Number: 1012849811
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations Used in the Text; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Problem; 1. Escalating the Vietnam War, 1964â#x80;#x93;1967; 2. The Order of Battle; 3. The Special National Intelligence Estimate; 4. The Optimism Campaign; 5. Preparing for the Offensive; 6. The Tet Offensive, 1968; 7. The Myths of Tet; 8. The Mythical Myth: Supposed Media Portrayals of Tet; 9. The War Continues; 10. Aftermath, Lessons, and Questions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: Modern war studies.

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Much that has been written about the Tet Offensive has been misleading. Edwin Moise shows that the Communist campaign shocked the American public not because the American media exaggerated its  Read more...

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Edwin Moise reminds us anew in The Myths of Tet why he is so highly regarded as a scholar of the Vietnam War. Moise gathers together the primary arguments and disputes that have raged over the 1968 Read more...

 
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