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War and Revolution in Vietnam

1st Edition

By Kevin Ruane


148 pages

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Written for undergradaute courses on postwar American foreign policy, Southeast Asian history, the Cold War, the Vietnam war, international relations, decolonization, and third world communism, this introduction uses the wealth of recent research to place the Vietnam war within the contexts of European colonization, American Cold War strategy and Vietnam's own political history


'This book may be profitably taken as a starting point for interested readers to explore for themselves one of the most important and most controversial subjects in twentieth-century history.' - The Historical Association Review

Table of Contents

Communism and Colonialism in Vietnam, 1930-46 The French War, 1946-54 From Peace to War, 1954-63 The Americanization of the War, 1964-68 American Defeat and Communist Victory, 1968-75 Conclusion - Vietnam and the World, 1975-95

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General