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Vietnam : explaining America's lost war

Author: Gary R Hess
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2009.
Series: Contesting the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Vietnam, Gary R. Hess describes and evaluates the main arguments of scholars, participants, and journalists, both revisionist and orthodox in their approach, as they try to answer fundamental questions of the Vietnam War.
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Hess, Gary R.
Vietnam.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)607826485
Online version:
Hess, Gary R.
Vietnam.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)608535618
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary R Hess
ISBN: 9781405125284 1405125284 9781405125277 1405125276
OCLC Number: 185021638
Description: xii, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From the streets to the books : the origins of an enduring debate --
A necessary war or a mistaken war? --
"Kennedy exceptionalism" or "missed opportunity for peace" or "lost victory?" : the movement toward war, 1961-1965 --
The revisionist critique of the "strategy for defeat" : the Clausewitzian alternative --
The revisionist critique of the "other war" : the "hearts-and-minds" prescription for victory --
The media and the war: shaping or reflecting public opinion? --
The Tet Offensive : a decisive American victory or a prolongation of stalemate? --
Nixon-Kissinger and the ending of the war: a "lost victory" or "neither peace nor honor"?
Series Title: Contesting the past.
Responsibility: Gary R. Hess.
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The involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War has been the most polarizing issue within post-war American history. It was divisive at the time, both domestically and internationally, and  Read more...

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