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Unraveling Vietnam : how American arms and diplomacy failed in Southeast Asia /
William R. Haycraft.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2005.
description
vii, 263 p.
ISBN
0786423544 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2005.
isbn
0786423544 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Ho Chi Minh's Vietnam -- Origins of U.S. involvement, 1945-1960 -- The Kennedy years -- Johnson takes charge -- Lyndon Johnson's war -- Richard Nixon's peace -- The aftermath -- Conclusion.
abstract
"The book examines the origins of American involvement under the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Kennedy's advancement toward direct conflict between the U.S. and guerrilla and regular North Vietnamese forces, the dramatic troop buildup under Johnson, peace negotiations during Nixon's presidency, the ultimate American failure in Indochina, and the region in the aftermath of war"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
5644009
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
The Vietnam War coincided with, and in many ways caused, an enormous cultural schism in the United States. Now, as then, scholarship is divided over the efficacy of American Cold War strategy, its ability to halt the spread of communism in Southeast Asia and the role the United States should have played in the struggle for a unified, socialist Vietnam.This book represents a new historical take on the Vietnam War. After a lengthy description of the war's historical backdrop, the book examines the origins of American involvement under the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Kennedy's advancement toward direct conflict between the U.S. and guerrilla and regular North Vietnamese forces, and the dramatic troop buildup under Johnson. The final chapters discuss peace negotiations during Nixon's presidency, the ultimate American failure in Indochina, and the region in the aftermath of war. Throughout, the work argues that the war was necessary and winnable under better circumstances and leadership. The book includes an extensive bibliography.
Main Description
The Vietnam War coincided with, and in many ways caused, an enormous cultural schism in the United States. Now, as then, scholarship is divided over the efficacy of American Cold War strategy, its ability to halt the spread of communism in Southeast Asia and the role the United States should have played in the struggle for a unified, socialist Vietnam. This book represents a new historical take on the Vietnam War. After a lengthy description of the war's historical backdrop, the book examines the origins of American involvement under the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Kennedy's advancement toward direct conflict between the U.S. and guerrilla and regular North Vietnamese forces, and the dramatic troop buildup under Johnson. The final chapters discuss peace negotiations during Nixon's presidency, the ultimate American failure in Indochina, and the region in the aftermath of war. Throughout, the work argues that the war was necessary and winnable under better circumstances and leadership. The book includes an extensive bibliography.
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"The book examines the origins of American involvement under the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Kennedy's advancement toward direct conflict between the U.S. and guerrilla and regular North Vietnamese forces, the dramatic troop buildup under Johnson, peace negotiations during Nixon's presidency, the ultimate American failure in Indochina, and the region in the aftermath of war"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Ho Chi Minh's Vietnamp. 9
The Origins of U.S. Involvement: 1945-1960p. 34
The Kennedy Yearsp. 60
Johnson Takes Chargep. 105
Lydon Johnson's Warp. 129
Richard Nixon's Peacep. 177
The Aftermathp. 210
Conclusionp. 220
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 253
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