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Victory in Vietnam : the official history of the people's army of Vietnam, 1954--1975 : the Military History Institute of Vietnam / translated by Merle L. Pribbenow ; foreword by William J. Duiker.

Material type: TextTextSeries: Modern war studies: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2002Description: xxvi, 494 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700611754; 9780700611751.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic) | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns | Vietnam (Democratic Republic). Qu⁻an dội -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Victory in Vietnam.; Online version:: Victory in Vietnam.DDC classification: 959.704/3 LOC classification: DS558.5 | .V47 2002Other classification: 15.75
Contents:
pt. 1. Building the People's army into a regular, modern armed force: maintaining and developing revolutionary armed forces in the South, 1954-1960 -- pt. 2. Intensifying the work of building a modern, regular army, expanding our massed forces in South Vietnam, and defeating the "special warfare" strategy of the American imperialists, 1961-1965 -- pt. 3. The People's army of Vietnam simultaneously fights and conducts force building and, together with the entire population, defeats the "limited warfare" strategy of the American imperialists, 1965-1968 -- pt. 4. The People's army of Vietnam launches large-scale combined-arms operations and, together with the entire population, partially defeats the U.S. imperialists' strategy to "vietnamize" the war, 1969-1972 -- pt. 5. The formation of strategic army corps: the entire nation urgently prepares and launches the spring 1975 general offensive and uprising, bringing the resistance war against the United States to save the nation to a victorious conclusion, 1973-1975.
Review: "Victory in Vietnam is the People's Army of Vietnam's own account of two decades of struggle, now available for the first time in English. It is a definitive statement of the Vietnamese point of view concerning foreign intrusion in their country since before American involvement - and it reveals that many of the accepted truths in our own histories of the war are simply wrong."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Building the People's army into a regular, modern armed force: maintaining and developing revolutionary armed forces in the South, 1954-1960 -- pt. 2. Intensifying the work of building a modern, regular army, expanding our massed forces in South Vietnam, and defeating the "special warfare" strategy of the American imperialists, 1961-1965 -- pt. 3. The People's army of Vietnam simultaneously fights and conducts force building and, together with the entire population, defeats the "limited warfare" strategy of the American imperialists, 1965-1968 -- pt. 4. The People's army of Vietnam launches large-scale combined-arms operations and, together with the entire population, partially defeats the U.S. imperialists' strategy to "vietnamize" the war, 1969-1972 -- pt. 5. The formation of strategic army corps: the entire nation urgently prepares and launches the spring 1975 general offensive and uprising, bringing the resistance war against the United States to save the nation to a victorious conclusion, 1973-1975.

Translated from the Vietnamese.

"Victory in Vietnam is the People's Army of Vietnam's own account of two decades of struggle, now available for the first time in English. It is a definitive statement of the Vietnamese point of view concerning foreign intrusion in their country since before American involvement - and it reveals that many of the accepted truths in our own histories of the war are simply wrong."--BOOK JACKET.

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The US struggle in Vietnam remains an open wound for readers old enough to recall the war. Even today, nearly 30 years after the last US troops left Southeast Asia, the American public still finds it difficult to accept defeat. For the Vietnamese, on the other hand, the conflict was a test of wills that matched Vietnamese nationalism against US militarism. This book is a must for anyone seeking answers to how Hanoi managed to beat the odds and win the war. Fortunately, Pribbenow, a former CIA analyst, translated the Vietnamese edition and discovered that Washington simply was wrong about Hanoi's willingness to pay any price and bear any burden to achieve victory. The infiltration of additional regiments into South Vietnam in 1965 and keeping the Ho Chi Minh Trail open in 1971 are just two of the revelations found in this volume. Now everyone interested in the war and the subsequent tragedy that followed can visualize the conflict from those on the other side of the hill. Scholars and the general public owe Pribbenow a debt of gratitude for making this story available in the West. General collections and upper-division undergraduates and above. C. C. Lovett Emporia State University

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