By Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

ISBN-10: 063121013X

ISBN-13: 9780631210139

ISBN-10: 1405172045

ISBN-13: 9781405172042

A significant other to the Vietnam struggle comprises twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and so much divisive overseas clash. It represents the simplest present scholarship in this arguable and influential episode in sleek American background. Highlights problems with nationalism, tradition, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam struggle heritage, together with American warfare rules, the Vietnamese viewpoint, the antiwar move, and the yank domestic entrance. Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject. features a opt for bibliography to lead extra learn.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Companions to American History) PDF

Similar vietnam war books

Download PDF by Jerry Lembcke: The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Some of the most resilient pictures of the Vietnam period is that of the anti-war protester — frequently a girl — spitting at the uniformed veteran simply off the aircraft. The lingering efficiency of this icon was once glaring in the course of the Gulf struggle, while conflict supporters invoked it to discredit their competition. during this startling ebook, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that now not a unmarried incident of this kind has been convincingly documented.

Download PDF by Peter Mersky, Tom Tullis: F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War

Identified to its pilots because the final of the gunfighters as a result of its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader was once numerically the main populous fighter within the US military in the beginning of Americas involvement within the Vietnam clash in 1964 – a few 482 F-8C/D/Es built 17 frontline devices.

Download e-book for iPad: The war against trucks : aerial interdiction in southern by Bernard C Nalty, Air Force History and Museums Program

The Air strength background and Museums software has ready debts of the U.S. Air strength and the battle in Southeast Asia based on a layout that displays the compartmentalized nature of the clash itself. in addition to the designated experiences just like the illustrated heritage (The usa Air strength in Southeast Asia, 1961–1973: An Illustrated Account) and the monographs, a few of them fairly long, on issues like rescue or tactical airlift, the Air strength heritage application has released volumes at the air wars over South Vietnam and Cambodia, North Vietnam, and Laos.

Women at War: Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in by Elizabeth Norman PDF

Norman tells the dramatic tale of 50 women—members of the military, army, and Air strength Nurse Corps—who went to battle, operating in army hospitals, aboard ships, and with air evacuation squadrons throughout the Vietnam conflict. the following, in a relocating narrative, the ladies discuss why they went to warfare, the stories they'd whereas they have been there, and the way conflict affected them bodily, emotionally, and spiritually.

Extra resources for A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Companions to American History)

Example text

While it is clear that Ho took part in meetings of senior leaders relating to foreign policy issues up through the early 1960s - making several visits to Beijing and Moscow to seek support from Hanoi's fraternal allies in the process - there are several indications that by mid -decade encroaching age and illness had begun to take their toll, rendering him increasingly incapable of playing an active role in the day-to-day conduct of the war. A final judgment of his role in the Vietnam War, then, remains to be written.

Was it true that there were factional splits in the party between radicals and moderates? Or, as skeptics charged, was Ho only posing as a moderate as a means of realizing his goal of winning international recognition of the DRV, at which time he and his colleagues would set out to create a socialist society on the Stalinist model? The debate came to a head in late 1946, when tensions in 30 WILLIAM DUIKER relations with France were leading inexorably toward a military conflict. Ho pleaded with French acquaintances to accept a compromise in order to arm him against radical forces in his government.

On the other hand, there is ample evidence of Ho Chi Minh's conviction that socialism was the most appropriate developmental model for preindustrial societies in Asia and Mrica. Ho's oft-expressed admiration for the principles of the French and American revolutions should not disguise the reality that he was a lifetime critic of the capitalist system, a system that in his view had brutally exploited the peoples of Africa and Asia, and the working masses in Europe and the Americas as well. Whether he viewed the Soviet or the Maoist model as appropriate for application in Vietnam is a more difficult question.

Download PDF sample

A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Companions to American History) by Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco


by Edward
4.4

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 32 votes