Anderson, David L.

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2010. - 1 online resource (483 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Vietnam War and Its Enduring Historical Relevance; Part I: Chronological Perspectives; 1. Setting the Stage: Vietnamese Revolutionary Nationalism and the First Vietnam War; 2. "Dealing with a Government of Madmen": Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem; 3. South Vietnam Under Siege, 1961-1965: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Question of Escalation or Disengagement; 4. Lyndon Johnson and the Bombing of Vietnam: Politics and Military Choices; 5. Turning Point: The Vietnam War's Pivotal Year, November 1967-November 1968 6. Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War: The Paradox of Disengagemen twith EscalationPart II: Topical Perspectives; 7. American Strategy in the Vietnam War; 8. The Village War in Vietnam, 1965-1973; 9. Fighting for Family: Vietnamese Women and the American War; 10. Vietnamese Society at War; 11. "Hey, Hey, LBJ!"": American Domestic Politics andthe Vietnam War; 12. Cambodia and Laos in the Vietnam War; Part III: Postwar Perspectives; 13. The Legacy of the Vietnam War; 14. The Vietnam Syndrome; Contributors; Index

America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in debates over strategy and defense and within the discourse on the identity of the United States as a nation. Through fifteen essays rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War is a chronological and critical collective history central to any discussion of America's interests abroad.David Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major themes and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago) reexamines the rise of Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the Viet

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Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Political aspects -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Social aspects.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.


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