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Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975

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andlt;Bandgt;Winner of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius J. Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book, the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal for Nonfiction, and the PEN Center West Award for Best Research Nonfictionandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, historian and journalist A. J. Langguth delivers an authoritative account of the war based on official documents not available earlier and on new reporting from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives. In andlt;Iandgt;Our Vietnam,andlt;/Iandgt; Langguth takes us inside the waffling and deceitful White Houses of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; documents the ineptness and corruption of our South Vietnamese allies; and recounts the bravery of soldiers on both sides of the war. With its broad sweep and keen insights, andlt;Iandgt;Our Vietnamandlt;/Iandgt; brings together the kaleidoscopic events and personalities of the war into one engrossing and unforgettable narrative.

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Winner of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius J. Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book, the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal for Nonfiction, and the PEN Center West Award for Best Research Nonfiction

Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, historian and journalist A. J. Langguth delivers an authoritative account of the war based on official documents not available earlier and on new reporting from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives. In Our Vietnam, Langguth takes us inside the waffling and deceitful White Houses of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; documents the ineptness and corruption of our South Vietnamese allies; and recounts the bravery of soldiers on both sides of the war. With its broad sweep and keen insights, Our Vietnam brings together the kaleidoscopic events and personalities of the war into one engrossing and unforgettable narrative.

Synopsis:

Selected as a best book of the year by the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Washington Post, Our Vietnam" is a thoroughly documented, deftly written in-depth report on the 20-year conflict that forever changed not only Vietnam, but America as well. 40 photos. 2 maps.

About the Author

A. J. Langguth covered the war in Vietnam for The New York Times and served as its Saigon Bureau Chief. A professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, he is the author of eight previous books, including Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Contents

Cast of Characters

Part One: John F. Kennedy and Ho Chi Minh

One Kennedy and Ho, 1960

Two Diem, 1960

Three Bowles, 1961

Four Bigart, 1962

Five Lodge, 1963

Part Two: Vo Nguyen Giap and Lyndon B. Johnson

Six Khanh, 1964

Seven Ball, 1965

Eight Salisbury, 1966

Nine McNamara, 1967

Ten Clifford, 1968

Part Three: Richard M. Nixon and Le Duc Tho

Eleven Nixon, 1969

Twelve Sihanouk, 1970

Thirteen Ellsberg, 1971

Fourteen Mao, 1972

Fifteen Tho, 1973

Sixteen Thieu, 1974

Part Four: Le Duan and Gerald R. Ford

Seventeen Le Duan, 1975

Chronology

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Maps

Indochina, 1954-1975

Ho Chi Minh Trail

The Tet Offensive, 1968

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743212311
Author:
Langguth, A. J.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Langguth, A. J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States History 1945-
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
FS 180-99
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w photos t/o, 2 maps
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8.82x6.64x1.34 in. 2.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius J. Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book, the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal for Nonfiction, and the PEN Center West Award for Best Research Nonfiction

Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, historian and journalist A. J. Langguth delivers an authoritative account of the war based on official documents not available earlier and on new reporting from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives. In Our Vietnam, Langguth takes us inside the waffling and deceitful White Houses of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; documents the ineptness and corruption of our South Vietnamese allies; and recounts the bravery of soldiers on both sides of the war. With its broad sweep and keen insights, Our Vietnam brings together the kaleidoscopic events and personalities of the war into one engrossing and unforgettable narrative.

"Synopsis" by , Selected as a best book of the year by the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Washington Post, Our Vietnam" is a thoroughly documented, deftly written in-depth report on the 20-year conflict that forever changed not only Vietnam, but America as well. 40 photos. 2 maps.
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