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To build as well as destroy : American nation building in South Vietnam

Author: Andrew J Gawthorpe
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about the history of U.S. nation-building efforts in South Vietnam from 1965 to 1973"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gawthorpe, Andrew J.
To build as well as destroy.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018022112
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Gawthorpe
ISBN: 1501709453 1501712098 1501712802 9781501709456 9781501712098 9781501712807
OCLC Number: 1035771694
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : the nation-building metaphor --
The Diem years --
The Johnson administration and nation-building --
Setting up CORDS --
The "opportunity" --
The Nixon administration and nation-building --
CORDS and the village system --
Implementing the village system --
Conclusion : humility and nation-building.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Gawthorpe.

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Drawing on newly opened archival collections and previously unexamined oral histories with dozens of U.S. military officers and government officials, To Build as Well as Destroy...  Read more...

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