3rd Edition

The Vietnam War

ISBN 9781138686007
Published March 26, 2018 by Routledge
190 Pages 8 Color Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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

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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).