3rd Edition

The Vietnam War

By Mitchell Hall Copyright 2018
    190 Pages 8 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages 8 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.



    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


    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).