Released on 2014-03-11Categories History

The War That Never Ends

The War That Never Ends

Author: David L. Anderson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145624

Category: History

Page: 376

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More than three decades after the final withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the legacy of the Vietnam War continues to influence political, military, and cultural discourse. Journalists, politicians, scholars, pundits, and others have used the conflict to analyze each of America's subsequent military engagements. Many Americans have observed that Vietnam-era terms such as "cut and run," "quagmire," and "hearts and minds" are ubiquitous once again as comparisons between U.S. involvement in Iraq and in Vietnam seem increasingly appropriate. Because of its persistent significance, the Vietnam War era continues to inspire vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in The War That Never Ends offer fresh and insightful perspectives on the continuing relevance of the Vietnam War, from the homefront to "humping in the boonies," and from the great halls of political authority to the gritty hotbeds of oppositional activism. The contributors assert that the Vietnam War is central to understanding the politics of the Cold War, the social movements of the late twentieth century, the lasting effects of colonialism, the current direction of American foreign policy, and the ongoing economic development in Southeast Asia. The seventeen essays break new ground on questions relating to gender, religion, ideology, strategy, and public opinion, and the book gives equal emphasis to Vietnamese and American perspectives on the grueling conflict. The contributors examine such phenomena as the role of women in revolutionary organizations, the peace movements inspired by Buddhism, and Ho Chi Minh's successful adaptation of Marxism to local cultures. The War That Never Ends explores both the antiwar movement and the experiences of infantrymen on the front lines of battle, as well as the media's controversial coverage of America's involvement in the war. The War That Never Ends sheds new light on the evolving historical meanings of the Vietnam War, its enduring influence, and its potential to influence future political and military decision-making, in times of peace as well as war.
Released on 2008Categories History

The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War

The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War

Author: David L. Anderson, John Ernst

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813127309

Category: History

Page: 378

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More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and still motivates vibrant historical inquiry. [In this book, the editors] present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City, from the government halls to the hotbeds of activist opposition. The seventeen essays compiled by David L. Anderson and John Ernst examine Vietnamese as well as American experiences of the grueling conflict, breaking new ground on questions relating to gender, religion, ideology, media, and public opinion. The [book] sheds new light on the evolving historical meanings of the Vietnam War, its enduring impact, and its potential to influence future political and military decision-making, in times of peace as well as war.-Dust jacket.
Released on 2011-09-29Categories History

Lowdown: a Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War

Lowdown: a Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War

Author: Dr David Anderson

Publisher: Creative Learning Concepts

ISBN: 9781906790462

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 568

In this concise history of the origins of the Vietnam War, Dr David Anderson, Professor of History at California State University, Monterey Bay, examines the events that led to one of the most controversial wars the US has ever known and succinctly explains, for a new generation, why this conflict still matters today.
Released on 2009-12-04Categories History

Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War

Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War

Author: Cheng Guan Ang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135238377

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 906

Considers how the other countries of southeast Asia were affected by Vietnam War and how they reacted to it. This title explains the differing responses - Thailand and the Philippines both contributed militarily to the US war effort, whilst Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were non-aligned.
Released on 2012-07-19Categories Political Science

Rethinking the Vietnam War

Rethinking the Vietnam War

Author: John Dumbrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137021823

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The Vietnam War is one of the defining conflicts of the twentieth century: not only did it divide American society at every level; the conflict also represented a key shift in Asian anti-colonialism and shaped the course of the Cold War. Despite its political and social importance, popular memory of the war is dominated by myths and stereotypes. In this incisive new text, John Dumbrell debunks popular assumptions about the war and reassesses the key political, military and historical controversies associated with one of the most contentious and divisive wars of recent times. Drawing upon an extensive range of newly accessible sources, Rethinking the Vietnam War assesses all aspects of the conflict – ranging across domestic electoral politics in the USA to the divided communist leadership in Hanoi and grassroots antiwar movements around the world. The book charts the full course of the war – from the origins of American involvement, the growing internationalization of the conflict and the swing year of 1968 to bitter twists in Sino-Soviet rivalry and the eventual withdrawal of American forces. Situating the conflict within an international context, John Dumbrell also considers competing interpretations of the war and points the way to the resolution of debates which have divided international opinion for decades.
Released on 2012Categories History

Hanoi's War

Hanoi's War

Author: Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807835517

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 800

Examines international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war & American intervention ended, taking readers from marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to corridors of power in Hanoi & the Nixon White House; from peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing & Moscow, all to reveal peace never had a chance in Vietnam.
Released on 2010-12-05Categories History

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

Author: David L. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231134804

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 725

America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in debates over strategy and defense and within the discourse on the identity of the United States as a nation. Through fifteen essays rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War is a chronological and critical collective history central to any discussion of America's interests abroad.David Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major themes and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago) reexamines the rise of Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the Vietminh-led war against French colonialism. Richard Immerman (Temple University) revisits Eisenhower's and Kennedy's efforts at nation-building in South Vietnam. Gary Hess (Bowling Green State University) reviews America's military commitment under Kennedy and Johnson, and Lloyd Gardner (Rutgers University) investigates the motivations behind Johnson's escalation of force. Robert McMahon (Ohio State University) focuses on the pivotal period before and after the Tet Offensive, and Jeffrey Kimball (Miami University) makes sense of Nixon's paradoxical decision to end U.S. intervention while pursuing a destructive air war. John Prados (National Security Archive) and Eric Bergerud (Naval Postgraduate School) devote their essays to America's military strategy. Helen Anderson (California State University, Monterey Bay) and Robert Brigham (Vassar College) explore the war's impact on Vietnamese women and urban culture. Melvin Small (Wayne State University) recounts the domestic tensions created by America's involvement in Vietnam, and Kenton Clymer (Northern Illinois University) follows the spread of the war to Laos and Cambodia. Concluding essays by Robert Schulzinger (University of Colorado) and George Herring (University of Kentucky) trace the legacy of the war within Vietnamese and American contexts and diagnose the symptoms of the "Vietnam Syndrome" evident in later U.S. foreign policy debat.
Released on 2010-06-15Categories History

Triumph Revisited

Triumph Revisited

Author: Andrew Wiest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136974236

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 244

More than thirty years later, the Vietnam War still stands as one of the most controversial events in the history of the United States, and historians have so far failed to come up with a definitive narrative of the wartime experience. With competing viewpoints already in play, Mark Moyar’s recent revisionist approach in Triumph Forsaken has created heated debate over who "owns" the history of America’s war in Vietnam. Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War collects critiques of Triumph Forsaken from both sides of this debate, written by an array of Vietnam scholars, cataloguing arguments about how the war should be remembered, how history may be reconstructed, and by whom. A lively introduction and conclusion by editors Andrew Wiest and Michael Doidge provide context and balance to the essays, as well as Moyar’s responses, giving students and scholars of the Vietnam era a glimpse into how history is constructed and reconstructed.
Released on 2015-03-31Categories History

Vietnam

Vietnam

Author: Gary R. Hess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118949009

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 762

Now available in a completely revised and updated second edition,Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War is anaward-winning historiography of one of the 20thcentury’s seminal conflicts. Looks at many facets of Vietnam War, examining centralarguments of scholars, journalists, and participants and providingevidence on both sides of controversies around this event Addresses key debates about the Vietnam War, asking whether thewar was necessary for US security; whether President Kennedy wouldhave avoided the war had he lived beyond November 1963; whethernegotiation would have been a feasible alternative to war; andmore Assesses the lessons learned from this war, and how theselessons have affected American national security policy since Written by a well-respected scholar in the field in anaccessible style for students and scholars
Released on 2011-05-20Categories History

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099610

Category: History

Page: 1804

View: 608

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. • Includes many photographs and illustrations that bring the Vietnam War to life • Contains more than 200 primary sources in a separate documents volume, with full introductions for each • Presents an extensive chronology of historic events and a glossary of terms • Provides cross-references and bibliographies that facilitate further research
Released on 2013-09-03Categories History

Vietnam War Almanac

Vietnam War Almanac

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626365285

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 494

With more than 58,000 casualties and 300,000 wounded, at a cost of more than $130 billion, the Vietnam War became one of the most divisive conflicts in American history. The scars left by the war can still be felt today, making it crucial that we have the facts about this watershed event. Vietnam War Almanac contains a chronological history of the war in Vietnam, with day-by-day listings of the war on the ground, in the air, and at sea; international and U.S. events; and a biographical dictionary of major military and civilian figures. It may be impossible to fully understand such a complicated and horrible struggle, but for the families of veterans and for historians, the thorough presentation here, along with its extensive bibliography and index, is an excellent place to start. Coverage here includes: • The Tet Offensive • Walter L. Cronkite • The Battle of Dien Bien Phu • Vo Nguyen Giap • Ngo Dinh Diem • The Battle of Ia Drang Valley • Robert S. McNamara • The Battle of Hamburger Hill • Abbie Hoffman • The Battle of An Loc • And much more President Nixon claimed that the war was “misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” This almanac will ensure that it is remembered correctly.