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Vietnam War.

By: Willbanks, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2013Description: 1 online resource (389 p.).ISBN: 9781610691048.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources | Vietnam War, 1961-1975Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Vietnam War: The Essential Reference GuideDDC classification: 959.704/3 | 959.7043 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Overview of the Vietnam War; Causes of the Vietnam War; Consequences of the Vietnam War; Communist Strategy; Opposition to the War; The Tet Offensive and the Media; U.S. Involvement in Indochina; Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr.(1914-1974); African Americans in the U.S. Military; Airpower, Role in War; Attrition; Bao Dai (1913-1997); Barrel Roll, Operation (1964-1973); Bundy, McGeorge (1919-1996); Bundy, William Putnam (1917-2000); Bunker, Ellsworth (1894-1984); Cambodian Incursion (April 29-July 22,1970)
China, People's Republic of, Policy toward VietnamCivil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support; Colby, William Egan (1920-1996); Con Thien, Siege of (September 4-October 4, 1967); Containment Policy; Cooper-Church Amendment; Cu Chi Tunnels; Dak To, Battle of (June 17-November 22,1967); Dau Tranh Strategy; Dien Bien Phu, Battle of (March 13-May 7,1954); Domino Theory; Eagel Pull, Operation (April 12,1975); Easter Offensive (1972); Farm Gate, Operation (1961-1967); Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006); Frequent Wind, Operation (April 29-30, 1975); Fulbright, James William (1905-1995)
Geneva Conference and Geneva Accords of 1954Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998); Gulf of Tonkin Incident (August 2 and 4,1964); Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; Haig, Alexander Meigs, Jr. (1924-2010); Hamburger Hill, Battle of (May 11-20,1969); Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969); Ho Chi Minh Campaign (April 1975); Ho Chi Minh Trail; Hue, Battle of (January 31-February 25,1968); Ia Drang, Battle of (October 19-November 26, 1965); Indochina War (1946-1954); Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973); Junction City, Operation (February 22-May 4, 1967); Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)
Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968)Kent State University Shootings (May 4,1970); Khe Sanh, Battle of (April-October 1967 and January-March 1968); Kissinger, Henry Alfred (1923-); Komer, Robert W. (1922-2000); Laird, Melvin Robert (1922-); Lam Son 719, Operation (February 8-March 24, 1971); Laos; Le Duan (1907-1986); Linebacker, Operation (May 10-October 23, 1972); Linebacker II, Operation (December 18-29, 1972); Lon Nol (1913-1985); Market Time, Operation (1965-1972); McCarthy, Eugene Joseph (1916-2005); McNamara, Robert Strange (1916-2009); Menu, Operation (March 18,1969-May 26, 1970)
My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968)Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-1963); Nguyen Van Thieu (1923-2001); Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994); Paris Peace Accords (January 17, 1973); Pentagon Papers and Trial (1971); Pham Van Dong (1906-2000); Phoenix Program (1968-1972); Prisoners of War, Allied; Ranch Hand, Operation (January 12, 1962-January 7, 1971); Rolling Thunder, Operation (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968); Rusk, David Dean (1909-1994); Search and Destroy; Sihanouk, Norodom (1922-2012); Steel Tiger, Operation (April 3,1965-December 11, 1968); Strategic Hamlet Program (1961-1964)
Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901-1987)
Summary: The Vietnam War was one of America's longest, bloodiest, and most controversial wars. This volume examines the complexities of this protracted conflict and explains why the lessons learned in Vietnam are still highly relevant today.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Overview of the Vietnam War; Causes of the Vietnam War; Consequences of the Vietnam War; Communist Strategy; Opposition to the War; The Tet Offensive and the Media; U.S. Involvement in Indochina; Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr.(1914-1974); African Americans in the U.S. Military; Airpower, Role in War; Attrition; Bao Dai (1913-1997); Barrel Roll, Operation (1964-1973); Bundy, McGeorge (1919-1996); Bundy, William Putnam (1917-2000); Bunker, Ellsworth (1894-1984); Cambodian Incursion (April 29-July 22,1970)

China, People's Republic of, Policy toward VietnamCivil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support; Colby, William Egan (1920-1996); Con Thien, Siege of (September 4-October 4, 1967); Containment Policy; Cooper-Church Amendment; Cu Chi Tunnels; Dak To, Battle of (June 17-November 22,1967); Dau Tranh Strategy; Dien Bien Phu, Battle of (March 13-May 7,1954); Domino Theory; Eagel Pull, Operation (April 12,1975); Easter Offensive (1972); Farm Gate, Operation (1961-1967); Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006); Frequent Wind, Operation (April 29-30, 1975); Fulbright, James William (1905-1995)

Geneva Conference and Geneva Accords of 1954Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998); Gulf of Tonkin Incident (August 2 and 4,1964); Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; Haig, Alexander Meigs, Jr. (1924-2010); Hamburger Hill, Battle of (May 11-20,1969); Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969); Ho Chi Minh Campaign (April 1975); Ho Chi Minh Trail; Hue, Battle of (January 31-February 25,1968); Ia Drang, Battle of (October 19-November 26, 1965); Indochina War (1946-1954); Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973); Junction City, Operation (February 22-May 4, 1967); Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)

Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968)Kent State University Shootings (May 4,1970); Khe Sanh, Battle of (April-October 1967 and January-March 1968); Kissinger, Henry Alfred (1923-); Komer, Robert W. (1922-2000); Laird, Melvin Robert (1922-); Lam Son 719, Operation (February 8-March 24, 1971); Laos; Le Duan (1907-1986); Linebacker, Operation (May 10-October 23, 1972); Linebacker II, Operation (December 18-29, 1972); Lon Nol (1913-1985); Market Time, Operation (1965-1972); McCarthy, Eugene Joseph (1916-2005); McNamara, Robert Strange (1916-2009); Menu, Operation (March 18,1969-May 26, 1970)

My Lai Massacre (March 16, 1968)Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-1963); Nguyen Van Thieu (1923-2001); Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994); Paris Peace Accords (January 17, 1973); Pentagon Papers and Trial (1971); Pham Van Dong (1906-2000); Phoenix Program (1968-1972); Prisoners of War, Allied; Ranch Hand, Operation (January 12, 1962-January 7, 1971); Rolling Thunder, Operation (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968); Rusk, David Dean (1909-1994); Search and Destroy; Sihanouk, Norodom (1922-2012); Steel Tiger, Operation (April 3,1965-December 11, 1968); Strategic Hamlet Program (1961-1964)

Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901-1987)

The Vietnam War was one of America's longest, bloodiest, and most controversial wars. This volume examines the complexities of this protracted conflict and explains why the lessons learned in Vietnam are still highly relevant today.

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Alphabetically arranged entries on the key figures, locations, battles, treaties, and events of the Vietnam War make up the body of this volume. Entries tend to focus on a major political or military figure, a large-scale military operation of the war, or one of the political treaties involving the conflict. The entries, concise and clearly written by scholars from all over the world, outline the dominant issues of the war. They are brief, usually only a page or so in length, but always followed by a list of references. Seven short introductory sections outline issues such as the causes and consequences of the war, communist strategy, opposition to the war, and media coverage. Most of the 14 primary resource documents collected at the end are the texts of political speeches. Each contains a paragraph or so of introduction to provide context. Also included are a 30-page chronology and a 15-page bibliography. Overall, this is a "just the facts" type of resource, and a good starting point for brief information on the multitudinous topics related to the Vietnam War. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. M. P. Tosko University of Akron

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<p> James H. Willbanks , PhD, is General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History and director of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. He is a retired Army officer with 23 years of service, including a tour as an adviser with a South Vietnamese infantry regiment during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive.</p>

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