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The Vietnam War (Seminar Studies in History)
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One of the most popular titles in the Seminar Studies series, The Vietnam War examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnams victory. This new edition brings the book up to date with current academic debates and includes new source material.
Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict, including:
· US motivations for entering the war and the military strategies employed
· the role of the media
· the rise of domestic opposition
· the wars impact in the US and Vietnam.
The new edition also provides insights into the political decisions of the Vietnamese communists, and Vietnams relations with other major powers, particularly China and the Soviet Union.
The main text is supported by a documents section, expanded for the new edition, and a range of study tools, including a chronology of events, a guide to characters, a glossary of terms and a new bibliographical essay. Concise yet thorough, the book provides students with an accessible and stimulating introduction to the war.
Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University. He is the author of Because of Their Faith (1990) and Crossroads: American Popular Culture and the Vietnam Generation (2005).
An introduction to the Vietnam War - a war which was enormously influential in shaping the political, diplomatic, economic, and military life of both the US and Vietnam. The book explores the origins of the conflict, but the main focus is on the war itself up to 1975.
An essential guide to the Vietnam war that takes the story through to 1975 and the North Vietnamese victory.
This is a concise and accessible introduction to the Vietnam war. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Begins by exploring the origins of the conflict and then focuses on the war itself, taking the story through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory. MARKET For those interested in US History , the Vietnam War or Southeast Asian history.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -131) and index.
About the Author
Mitchell Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University. His other publications Because of Their Faith (1990) and Crossroads: American Popular Culture and the Vietnam Generation (2005)
Table of Contents
I. THE BACKGROUND.
1. Roots of the Vietnam War.
Rise of Vietnamese Nationalism.
The First Indochina War.
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem.
Johnson's Decisions for War.
II. DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS.
2. America Goes to War.
Making the Commitment.
The Ground War.
Turmoil in the South.
3. Turning Points.
The AntiWar Movement.
The Debate in Washington.
The TET Offensive.
The Nation Reconsiders.
4. The End of the Tunnel.
The Easter Offensive.
The Paris Agreement.
5. Conclusion and Legacy.
The American Withdrawl.
The Final Offensive.
Laos and Cambodia.
Impact on Vietnam.
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