The Vietnam War : a concise international history

Mark Atwood Lawrence

Hailed as a "pithy and compelling account of an intensely relevant topic" (Kirkus Reviews), this wide-ranging volume offers a superb account of a key moment in modern U.S. and world history. Drawing upon the latest research in archives in China, Russia, and Vietnam, Mark Lawrence creates an extraordinary, panoramic view of all sides of the war. His narrative begins well before American forces set foot in Vietnam, delving into French colonialism's contribution to the 1945 Vietnamese revolution, and revealing how the Cold War concerns of the 1950s led the United States to back the French. The heart of the book covers the "American war," ranging from the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem and the impact of the Tet Offensive to Nixon's expansion of the war into Cambodia and Laos, and the final peace agreement of 1973. Finally, Lawrence examines the aftermath of the war, from the momentous liberalization--"Doi Moi"--in Vietnam to the enduring legacy of this infamous war in American books, films, and political debate.

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  • 1. The Roots of Revolution
  • 2. Colonialism and Cold War
  • 3. . An Anguished Peace
  • 4. Escalation
  • 5. War on Many Fronts
  • 6. . The Tet Offensive
  • 7. The End of the American War
  • 8. Wars Unending

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書名 The Vietnam War : a concise international history
著作者等 Lawrence, Mark
Lawrence Mark Atwood
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2010, c2008
ページ数 viii, 214 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 9780199753932
NCID BB07360774
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国