America's War in Vietnam

America's War in Vietnam : A Short Narrative History

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This book has been long needed: a concise, complete and dispassionate survey of the Vietnam War.... Best of all, the no-nonsense approach answers questions as soon as they arise in the reader's mind." -KliattIf there is such a thing as an objective account [of the Vietnam War], this is it.... If you want to read one book about Vietnam, read this one." -New York Review of BooksA short, narrative history of the origins, course, and outcome of America's military involvement in Vietnam by an experienced guide to the causes and conduct of war, Larry H. Addington. He begins with a history of Vietnam before and after French occupation, the Cold War origins of American involvement, the domestic impact of American policies on public support, and the reasons for the ultimate failure of U.S. policy.show more

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  • Book | 208 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253213606
  • 9780253213600
  • 1,078,867

About Larry H. Addington

Larry H. Addington is Professor Emeritus of History at The Citadel. He has been a guest lecturer at the Naval War College, the Marine Command and Staff College, and at various Army schools. He is author of The Blitzkrieg Era, The Patterns of War Through the Eighteenth Century, and The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century.show more

Table of contents

List of MapsAcknowledgmentsSome Abbreviations Used in the Text1. The Geography and History of Vietnam to World War Two2. The Career of Ho Chi Minh to 19393. World War Two and America's Collaboration with Ho4. America and the Indochina War, 1946-19545. Eisenhower and the Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-606. Kennedy's War: Counter-Insurgency and the Fall of Diem, 1961-19637. Johnson's War I: To the Brink, 19648. Johnson's War II: The Year of the Plunge, 19659. Johnson's War III: Moving Toward Defeat, 1966-196710. Johnson's War IV: The Turning Year, 196811. Nixon's War I: The Strategy of Withdrawal, 1969-197012. Nixon's War II: The Final Round, 1971-197213. The Paris Peace Accords and the Fall of Indochina, 1973-197514. Aftermath and Summing UpSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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