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Where the domino fell : America and Vietnam, 1945 to 1990 / James S. Olson, Randy Roberts.

By: Olson, James Stuart, 1946-.
Contributor(s): Roberts, Randy, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1991Description: xi, 321 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0312032633; 9780312032630; 0312055358; 9780312055356.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States | Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 | Vietnam -- History -- 1975- | Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam | Geschichte 1945-1990DDC classification: 959.704/3373 Other classification: 15.50 | RR 55983 | 15.06 | 15.78 | 15.87 | 3,6
Contents:
Prologue: The future as history -- Eternal war: The Vietnamese heritage -- The first Indochina War, 1945-1954 -- The making of a quagmire, 1954-1960 -- The new frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963 -- Planning a tragedy, 1963-1965 -- Into the abyss, 1965-1966 -- The mirage of progress, 1966-167 -- Tet and the Year of the Monkey, 1968 -- The beginning of the end, 1969-1970 -- Tha fall of South Vietnam, 1970-1975 -- Distorted images, missed opportunities, 1975-1995 -- The Vietnam War: The American heritage.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-296) and index.

Prologue: The future as history -- Eternal war: The Vietnamese heritage -- The first Indochina War, 1945-1954 -- The making of a quagmire, 1954-1960 -- The new frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963 -- Planning a tragedy, 1963-1965 -- Into the abyss, 1965-1966 -- The mirage of progress, 1966-167 -- Tet and the Year of the Monkey, 1968 -- The beginning of the end, 1969-1970 -- Tha fall of South Vietnam, 1970-1975 -- Distorted images, missed opportunities, 1975-1995 -- The Vietnam War: The American heritage.

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This is one of a number of new survey histories primarily marketed as texts for use in Vietnam War courses. Although Olson (Sam Houston State) edited Dictionary of the Vietnam War (CH, Jul'88), the two authors are not Vietnam specialists. The narrative is drawn exclusively from secondary sources, but the authors seem to have good command of the literature. The opening chapter capsules Vietnamese history from antiquity to 1945, and the volume proceeds forward with units on the standard chronological periods. An interesting chapter on the 1975-1990 period focuses on popular culture, particularly the large number of Vietnam movies. The book compares favorably with the other similar new volumes such as Anthony James Joes's The War for South Viet Nam, 1954-1975 (CH, Sep'89); George Donelson Moss's Vietnam: An American Ordeal (1990); and Gary R. Hess's Vietnam and the United States (CH, Apr'91). Good bibliography, chronology, glossary and list of acronyms. Recommended for undergraduate and public libraries as a very readable source for general readers. -J. P. Dunn, Converse College

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