Revolution versus containment, 1955-61

R.B. Smith

Most previous books on the Vietnam War have seen it primarily as an American military involvement in the affairs of a small Asian country halfway across the world. The present study, planned to run to four volumes, seeks to reassess the significance of the conflict by looking at Vietnam as one element in a global power game. It is also the first serious attempt to analyse the decision-making of both sides simultaneously, relating United States policy to the strategy and tactics of the Communist side - and to the complicated relations that existed between Hanoi, Moscow and Peking. 'It has always been hard not to be emotional about the subject, in one direction or another. Mr Smith must be praised for having produced a book which does not indulge the emotion he undoubtedly feels. His international history of the Vietnam war is calm, concise, excellent and invaluable' - William Shawcross, THE S

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  • List of tables - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - A Note on Chinese and Vietnamese Names - PART 1 1955-56 - Introduction - The Geneva Partition - The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem - Hanoi and Reunification - Laos and Cambodia: The Search for Neutrality - PART 2 1956-58 - Vietnam and the Communist World Crisis - Asia at the Crossroads - The Emergence of Le Duan PART 3 1958-60 - The Changing Pattern of World Tension - The Return to Armed Struggle - The American Response: From Aid to Counterinsurgency - PART 4 1960-61 - Towards a New Cold War? - The National Liberation Front - Kennedy's Dilemma - Appendix: The Vietnam Workers' Party and its Leaders - Notes - Bibliography - Index

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書名 Revolution versus containment, 1955-61
著作者等 Smith, R. B.
Smith R.B.
シリーズ名 An international history of the Vietnam War
出版元 Macmillan
刊行年月 1983
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 xiii, 301 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 033343644X
NCID BA0383223X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス