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Harvest Of Fear

A History Of Australia's Vietnam War, 1st Edition

By John Murphy


360 pages

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 How did fears of the Cold War shape Australian images of Asia? What was the nature of the Vietnamese revolution, which some 50 000 Australian troops failed to reverse in the 1960s? How did a small and marginal peace movement grow into the powerful Moratorium and did it have any impact on the course of the War? Harvest of Fear is a beautifully cra

Table of Contents

Author's note -- Introduction -- The colonial order -- Material life in the colonial world -- A colonial polity -- 'A trance of uncertainty, doubt and fear': Australia and Asia in the Cold War -- 1954: To the brink -- Preparing for war -- Ngo Dinh Diem: 'How to revive a war', 1954–1966 -- The logic of intervention: 1957–1964 -- The logics of dissent: 1957–1966 -- 1966: The Cold War mould cracks -- Intervention -- Counter-revolution and the village: 1966–1969 -- Rice, place and revolution -- Morbid Symptoms: Australia, 1967–1969 -- The left revived -- Withdrawal -- The Moratorium -- Things fall apart -- Conclusion -- Appendix

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