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The Vietnam War was a thirty-year conflict that actually included several wars, cost billions of dollars, resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths, and reverberated throughout the international community. Now in this new concise overview David Anderson lays out the origins, course, and historical legacies of the war for students. The text discusses the French colonial war and the Vietnamese phase of the conflict to 1975, but the primary focus of the text is on the American war in Vietnam. The author examines military, political, diplomatic, social and economic issues, both in Vietnam and the United States. With its brevity, readability, and authoritative overview, this is an ideal text for beginning or advanced undergraduate students.

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The Vietnam War endured for thirty years, cost billions of dollars, and resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths. Massive American military intervention in Vietnam embroiled America in protests, placed enormous strains on the western alliance, and altered U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and China. David L. Anderson's concise overview critiques U.S. errors in magnifying the strategic importance of South-east Asia in the Cold War and in underestimating the strength of the Vietnamese communist movement.

About the Author

David L. Anderson is Dean of the College of Undergraduate Programs at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Table of Contents

Preface * Causes: Colonialism and Containment * Commitments: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem * Credibility: Lyndon Johnson's War * Contention: Antiwar Protests, the Tet Offensive, and a Tumultuous Election * Consequences: Richard Nixon's War * Conclusions: Peace at Last and Lasting Legacies * Selective Bibliography * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333963371
Author:
Anderson, David L.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Twentieth-Century Wars
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.379 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Vietnam War endured for thirty years, cost billions of dollars, and resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths. Massive American military intervention in Vietnam embroiled America in protests, placed enormous strains on the western alliance, and altered U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and China. David L. Anderson's concise overview critiques U.S. errors in magnifying the strategic importance of South-east Asia in the Cold War and in underestimating the strength of the Vietnamese communist movement.
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