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Why Vietnam

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Published by [United States Information Service] in London] .
Written in English

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    Foreword.--The roots of commitment.--Towards peace with honour: President Lyndon B. Johnson.--The tasks of diplomacy: Dean Rusk.--The tasks of defence: Robert S. McNamara.--The challenge of human need: President Lyndon B. Johnson.

    LC ClassificationsDS557.A6 W58
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 pages
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26443422M

    Located on the Perfume River in central Vietnam, Hue was the capital of Vietnam from until A walled citadel, 2 km by 2 km, as well as a moat, surrounded the city. Inside the citadel was the Imperial City. Many of the buildings of the Imperial City were destroyed during the Vietnam War. Some reconstruction has begun.   Keith W. Taylor, A History of the Vietnamese. A History of the Vietnamese (Cambridge Concise Histories): K. W. Taylor: : Books There is no book in English, and probably none in any other language, that provides as comprehe.

    The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. WHY VIETNAM?-PRELUDE TO AMERICA'S ALBATROSS. University of California Press, Berkeley. , pp The central and unique contribution of Archimedes L. A. Patti's book "Why Vietnam? A Prelude to America's Albatross" is found in Part III, a highly detailed account of his experiences as an OSS officer during forty days in Hanoi in the summer.

      The idea for the book came by chance, when Ymbras was driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike in and spotted a sign for a Vietnam memorial near . Vietnam War (–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. It was part of a larger regional conflict as well as a manifestation of the Cold War.

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During this time, there occured frequent anti-war protests just down the street and our boss's son had just shipped off to Vietnam as an army recruit.

Patti played his cards close to his chest but did reveal portions of his book. He was especially critical of our Francophile-leaning State Department during the period when he was in contact with Ho/5(19). The book is a weighty but not a ponderous read if you are into the history of that period.

It reads like the tragedy it covers - good intentions sidetracked by ignorance, egos, bureaucracies, politics, nationalism, a clash of cultures, corruption, human nature, too much America, and, yes, the Vietnamese by: 9. "'This is an inside history of what really happened in Vietnam and why it matters.' That's the first line of one of the most important books on the early history of the Vietnam War." —The VVA Veteran"In the flood of books on every aspect of the Vietnam War, this is one that will endure as among the most valuable, accurate, and important.".

Why are We in Vietnam is Norman Mailers novel protesting the war, first published in It is the last novel he wrote before writing his famous non-fiction accounts of the march on the Pentagon and the political conventions/5. On the Frontlines of the Television War: A Legendary War Cameraman in Vietnam by Yasutsune Hirashiki.

The author spent ten years in Vietnam, starting in when he went there as a freelancer, and stayed through the fall of Saigon in This Vietnam memoir includes exciting tales, close calls, and battle : Tracy Shapley.

In the short history of Vietnam War literature, publishers would hardly touch a book on the war until the late s and early s—a part of the self-induced national amnesia. Critically acclaimed since its release inDispatches was one of the first books which offered an insider’s account of the Vietnam War to the general public.

Michael Herr was a war correspondent for Esquire between and His coverage of the war in Dispatches was ground-breaking for its presented a type of journalism that traded monotonous details for visceral : Andrew Kingsford-Smith.

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times Vietnam Novel  bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award. The book is inspired by the author's life as the experienced fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon during her childhood.

This book is the first comprehensive, scholarly analysis of the causes of the Vietnamese invasion. At its core are two separate but related histories covering the years to The first. You’re recommending books about the Vietnam War. Tell me about the first book on your list, A Rumor of War ().

Philip Caputo was a marine who later became a very well-known journalist. In my mind it’s one of the first really well-written books that describe the moral ambiguities and difficulties faced by a young marine officer in this particular war.

Why Vietnam Matters, An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned. by Rufus Phillips. Naval Institute Press,$ Regardless of whatever else history may say about the man, the author of this book, Rufus Phillips, should be recorded in the annals of history for a singular act he performed on Septem Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Why Vietnam.

Washington, D.C.: Supt. of Docs., G.P.O., (OCoLC) Online version. Explore Vietnam holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.

| A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam. On Sunday, Sept. 17, PBS will begin airing “The Vietnam War,” a part, hour documentary by Ken Burns and his creative partner Lynn Novick.

For those of you interested in books Author: Susan Ellingwood. Every book on Vietnam in the section claimed to be the best ever written on the subject. Some made high falutin' claims to be as good a war novel as Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead.

Neoconservative ideologue Podhoretz, a no-nonsense hawk (The Present Danger), thinks that we have never had a debate on the morality of the Vietnam War; and he means to initiate one. His own position is never in doubt, though the basis of his judgment is unusual, even unique: the war was moral because it was fought to free the Vietnamese from communism, and because (the unique part) we.

Get this from a library. Why Vietnam?. [Richard C Gallagher; US Army Armor School.] -- The question of why we are committed in Vietnam is of vital importance to the professional soldier, for it is he is most directly and deeply involved in the conflict.

This paper will help to explain. He published the book in and it blends truth and fiction to tell the story of the Vietnam War using the names of real people as characters. O'Brien is a Vietnam veteran, and he even created a.

Deep inside Max Hastings ’s monumental "Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy” sits a minute story that captures the essence of the book. As combat heated up in Author: Mark Atwood Lawrence. In this book, I examine the Vietnam War in light of the end of the Cold War, from a centrist perspective more sympathetic to American Cold War policymakers than that of their critics on the left and the right.

The United States fought the war in Vietnam because of geopolitics, and forfeited the war because of domestic politics.

Rufus Phillips talked about his book, [Why Vietnam Matters: Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned] (Naval Press Institute; Octo ).

He writes about the U.S.'s.The second war was a civil war between the two zones created at Geneva: North Vietnam, governed by Vietnamese Communists, and South Vietnam, backed by American aid and, eventually, by Author: Louis Menand.anti–Vietnam War movement, domestic and international reaction (–73) in opposition to U.S.

policy during the Vietnam the four years following passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug., ), which authorized U.S. military action in Southeast Asia, the American air war intensified and troop levels climbed to overOpposition to the war grew as television and.