by Mitchell K. Hall, The Vietnam War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Vietnam War book, An essential guide to the Vietnam war that takes the story through to 1975 and the North Vietnamese victory. Provides fresh insight into the role of other major powers, in particular Chinaand the Soviet Union Contains enhanced detail in areas such as American military and political decision-making; as well as clarifying the Vietnamese Communists political decisions and conduct throughout the war Benefits from valuable additional resources such as documents, chronology, glossary, guide to characters and a detailed bibliography
by Leslie H. Gelb, The Irony Of Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Irony Of Vietnam book, "If a historian were allowed but one book on the American involvement in Vietnam, this would be it." — Foreign Affairs When first published in 1979, four years after the end of one of the most divisive conflicts in the United States, The Irony of Vietnam raised eyebrows. Most students of the war argued that the United States had "stumbled into a quagmire in Vietnam through hubris and miscalculation," as the New York Times's Fox Butterfield put it. But the perspective of time and the opening of documentary sources, including the Pentagon Papers, had allowed Gelb and Betts to probe deep into the decisionmaking leading to escalation of military action in Vietnam. The failure of Vietnam could be laid at the door of American foreign policy, they said, but the decisions that led to the failure were made by presidents aware of the risks, clear about their aims, knowledgeable about the weaknesses of their allies, and under no illusion about the outcome. The book offers a picture of a steely resolve in government circles that, while useful in creating consensus, did not allow for alternative perspectives. In the years since its publication, The Irony of Vietnam has come to be considered the seminal work on the Vietnam War.
by Mitchell Hall, The Vietnam War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Vietnam War book, The Vietnam War examines this conflict from its origins up until North Vietnam’s victory in 1975. Historian Mitchell K. Hall’s lucid account is an ideal introduction to the key debates surrounding a war that remains controversial and disputed in American scholarship and collective memory. The new edition has been fully updated and expanded to include additional material on the preceding French Indochina War, the American antiwar movement, North Vietnamese perspectives and motivations, and the postwar scholarly debate. The text is supported by a documents section and a wide range of study tools, including a timeline of events, glossaries of key figures and terms, and a rich "further reading" section accompanied by a new bibliographical essay. Concise yet comprehensive, The Vietnam War remains the most accessible and stimulating introduction to this crucial 20th-century conflict.
by The Editors of Boston Publishing Company, The American Experience In Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The American Experience In Vietnam book, A must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the 50th anniversary of the war. When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict. This new and reimagined edition updates the war on the fifty years that have passed since the war’s initiation. The official successor to the Pulitzer Prize–nominated set, The American Experience in Vietnam combines the best serious historical writing about the Vietnam War with new, never-before-published photos and perspectives. New content includes social, cultural, and military analysis; a view of post 1980s Vietnam; and contextualizing discussion of U.S involvement in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Even if you own the original, The American Experience in Vietnam is a necessary addition for any modern Vietnam War enthusiast.
by Michael Uhl, The War I Survived Was Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The War I Survived Was Vietnam book, This singular collection of articles, essays, poems, criticism and personal recollections by a Vietnam veteran documents the author’s reflections on the war, from his combat experiences to his exploration of American veteran identity to his struggles with PTSD. His career as an advocate for the welfare of GIs and veterans exposed to dangerous radiation and herbicides is covered. Several pieces deal with how the Vietnam experience is being archived by scholars for historical interpretation. These collected works serve as a study of how wars are remembered and written about by surviving veterans.
by Richard A. Falk, The Vietnam War And International Law Volume 4 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Vietnam War And International Law Volume 4 book, This concluding volume of The Vietnam War and International Law focuses on the last stages of America's combat role in Indochina. The articles in the first section deal with general aspects of the relationship of international law to the Indochina War. Sections II and III are concerned with the adequacy of the laws of war under modern conditions of combat, and with related questions of individual responsibility for the violation of such laws. Section IV deals with some of the procedural issues related to the negotiated settlement of the war. The materials in Section V seek to reappraise the relationship between the constitutional structure of the United States and the way in which the war was conducted, while the final section presents the major documents pertaining to the end of American combat involvement in Indochina. A supplement takes account of the surrender of South Vietnam in spring 1975. Contributors to the volume—lawyers, scholars, and government officials—include Dean Rusk, Eugene V. Rostow, Richard A. Falk, John Norton Moore, and Richard Wasserstrom. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
by Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet Discover Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lonely Planet Discover Vietnam book, Lonely Planet's Discover Vietnam is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Immerse yourself in Hoi An Old Town; cruise through shimmering seas past karst limestone peaks in Halong Bay; or trek verdant rainforest mountains in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Author: Riverside Katherine Kinney Associate Professor of English University of California Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA ISBN: 0195349628 Size: 16.43 MB Format: PDF Category : Literary Criticism Languages : en Pages : 240 View: 4907
by Riverside Katherine Kinney Associate Professor of English University of California, Friendly Fire American Images Of The Vietnam War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Friendly Fire American Images Of The Vietnam War book, Hundreds of memoirs, novels, plays, and movies have been devoted to the American war in Vietnam. In spite of the great variety of mediums, political perspectives and the degrees of seriousness with which the war has been treated, Katherine Kinney argues that the vast majority of these works share a single story: that of Americans killing Americans in Vietnam. Friendly Fire, in this instance, refers not merely to a tragic error of war, it also refers to America's war with itself during the Vietnam years. Starting from this point, this book considers the concept of "friendly fire" from multiple vantage points, and portrays the Vietnam age as a crucible where America's cohesive image of itself is shattered--pitting soldiers against superiors, doves against hawks, feminism against patriarchy, racial fear against racial tolerance. Through the use of extensive evidence from the film and popular fiction of Vietnam (i.e. Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Didion's Democracy, O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers), Kinney draws a powerful picture of a nation politically, culturally, and socially divided, and a war that has been memorialized as a contested site of art, media, politics, and ideology.