Vietnam

"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have."-Boston Globe. "Superb, balanced in interpretation... immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."-George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.

Author: Stanley Karnow

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015020733880

Category: History

Page: 752

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"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have."-Boston Globe. "Superb, balanced in interpretation... immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."-George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.

Vietnam a History in Documents

Many Americans, unable to forgive the Vietnamese for winning the war, hope to rewrite its history or put forth the claim that we only lost because our military was not "permitted" to win. There are those who say the boat people — the ...

Author: Gareth Porter

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: UOM:39015013139632

Category: United States

Page: 536

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History of Vietnam

In this book, you'll learn all about the history of Vietnam, one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

Author: Captivating History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1637160542

Category: History

Page: 142

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Vietnam, then keep reading... Before the Common Era, the area in and around what is now known as Vietnam was populated by a wide variety of people from differing ethnic groups. It was not until about the 11th century that the word "Viet" was used to describe the land occupied by the Viet people, first known as the "Lac" or "Lac Viet." Vietnam, while still relatively poor in comparison to First World nations such as the United States and Japan, enjoys a much higher standard of living than could have possibly been imagined in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War. In this book, you'll learn all about the history of Vietnam, one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In History of Vietnam: A Captivating Guide to Vietnamese History, you will discover topics such as The Basics Ancient Vietnam Four and a Half Centuries of Independence The Ly Dynasty The Tran Dynasty The Later Le Dynasty The Europeans Arrive New Powers and New Divisions The French French Rule Vietnam in Turmoil Ho Chi Minh and the French Indochina War The Vietnam War And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the history of Vietnam, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Britain and the Wars in Vietnam

Karnow, Vietnam: A History, p. 488. 32. Karnow, Vietnam: A History, p. 483 and 492– 496. 33. Karnow, Vietnam: A History, p. 490–491. 34. Karnow, Vietnam: A History, p. 501. 35. Karnow, Vietnam: A History, p. 502–504. 36.

Author: Gerald Prenderghast

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499243

Category: History

Page: 328

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Britain's peacekeeping role in Southeast Asia after World War II was clear enough but the purpose of the Commonwealth in the region later became shadowy. British involvement in the wars fought in Vietnam between 1946 and 1975 has been the subject of a number of books--most of which focus on the sometimes clandestine activities of politicians--and unsubstantiated claims about British support for the United States' war effort have gained acceptance. Drawing on previously undiscovered information from Britain's National Archives, this book discusses the conduct of the wars in Vietnam and the political ramifications of UK involvement, and describes Britain's actual role in these conflicts: supplying troops, weapons and intelligence to the French and U.S. governments while the latter were in combat with Ho Chi Minh's North Vietnamese.

The Road to Dien Bien Phu

This book tells the story of how Ho Chi Minh turned a ragtag guerrilla army into a modern fighting force capable of bringing down the formidable French army

Author: Christopher Goscha

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691180168

Category: History

Page: 568

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"On May 7, 1954, when the bullets stopped and the air stilled in Dien Bien Phu, there was no doubt that Vietnam could fight a mighty colonial power-and win. After nearly a decade of war, the country that had been forged in the crucible of the Indochina War had achieved a victory unseen in any other movement for national liberation. In The Road to Dien Bien Phu, historian Christopher Goscha explains the making of this extraordinary battle, telling the first comprehensive history of how Vietnam brought down the French in the Indochina War. Between September 1945, when Ho Chi Minh declared modern Vietnam's birth, and May 1954, Vietnam moved from a decentralized guerilla polity to a single-party militarized state. Goscha illuminates the making of the militarized nervous system that would realize the victory at Dien Bien Phu. But he is also attuned to how society mobilized behind war communism. This mobilization fortified the single-party state and would create modern Vietnam. This book radically changes how we understand both the first Vietnam War and the one the Americans would fight later. Shedding light on a larger arc of communist warfare and statecraft that runs from the former Soviet Union to the communist states of China and North Korea, Goscha tells a global story of how Vietnam came to be"--

Vietnam

The definitive history of modern Vietnam and its diverse and divided past

Author: Christopher Goscha

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780465094363

Category: History

Page: 592

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The definitive history of modern Vietnam and its diverse and divided past