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America in Vietnam

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Based on a variety of classified military records, Lewy provides the first systematic analysis of the course of the Vietnam War, the reasons for the failure of American strategy and tactics, and the causes of the final collapse of South Vietnam.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 27.9mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195027329
  • 9780195027327
  • 1,044,795

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[A] balanced account which corrects many of the myths that were perpetuated during the Vietnam conflict. * Claude R. Sasso, Avila College * An intellectually balanced work that should be the touchstone for future analyses of our Vietnam experience. * Washington Post * Superbly done. [Lewy has] established a new standard for objective scholarship on Vietnam. * James L. Jablonowski, Marquette University * A splendid book, in many ways the best history of the war yet to appear. * The Economist * Extraordinary....[America in Vietnam] will have a profound impact on all subsequent historical writing on Vietnam. * Lucian Pye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology * An astute critical analysis of the many ambiguities and complexities concernig the Vietnam War. It is filled with shrewd insights and is characterized by a well-balanced perspective. * Marshall E. Nunn, Glendale Community College *show more

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