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The Vietnam War

3rd Edition

By Mitchell Hall


162 pages | 8 Color Illus.

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The Vietnam War examines this conflict from its origins up until North Vietnam’s victory in 1975. Historian Mitchell K. Hall’s lucid account is an ideal introduction to the key debates surrounding a war that remains controversial and disputed in American scholarship and collective memory. 

The new edition has been fully updated and expanded to include additional material on the preceding French Indochina War, the American antiwar movement, North Vietnamese perspectives and motivations, and the postwar scholarly debate. The text is supported by a documents section and a wide range of study tools, including a timeline of events, glossaries of key figures and terms, and a rich "further reading" section accompanied by a new bibliographical essay. Concise yet comprehensive, The Vietnam War remains the most accessible and stimulating introduction to this crucial 20th-century conflict.

Table of Contents



Who’s Who



Part 1: Background

1. Roots Of The Vietnam War

Part 2: The Vietnam War

2. America Goes To War

3. Turning Points

4. The End Of The Tunnel

5. Conclusion And Legacy

Part 3: Documents

Further Reading

About the Author

Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University.He is the author of The Emergence of Rock and Roll: The Rise of American Youth Culture (2014) and Crossroads: American Popular Culture and the Vietnam Generation (2005).

About the Series

Seminar Studies

Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to a wide range of complex historical events and debates, covering topics in British, European, US and world history from the early modern period to the present day. Written by acknowledged experts and including supporting material such as extracts from historical documents, chronologies, glossaries, guides to key figures and further reading suggestions, Seminar Studies titles are essential reading for students of history.

Almost half a century after its launch, the series continues to introduce students to the problems involved in explaining the past, giving them the opportunity to grapple with historical documents and encouraging them to reach their own conclusions. To submit proposals for new books in the Seminar Studies series, please contact the series editors:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia