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Vietnam Explaining America's Lost War

ISBN-10: 1405125284
ISBN-13: 9781405125284
Edition: 2008
Authors: Gary R. Hess
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Description: In Vietnam, Gary R. Hess describes and evaluates the main arguments of scholars, participants, and journalists, both revisionist and orthodox in their approach, as they try to answer fundamental questions of the Vietnam War. Clearly examines the  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In Vietnam, Gary R. Hess describes and evaluates the main arguments of scholars, participants, and journalists, both revisionist and orthodox in their approach, as they try to answer fundamental questions of the Vietnam War. Clearly examines the historiography of the Vietnam War Questions whether the Vietnam War was lost due to poor strategy and leadership, or was inherently doomed to failure Includes a bibliographic essay which complements the literature discussed in the text

Preface
From the Streets to the Books: The Origins of an Enduring Debate
A Necessary War or a Mistaken War?
"Kennedy Exceptionalism" or "Missed Opportunity for Peace" or "Lost Victory?" - The Movement toward War, 1961-1965
The Revisionist Critique of the "Strategy for Defeat" - The Clausewitzian Alternative
The Revisionist Critique of the "Other War" - The "Hearts-and-Minds" Prescription for Victory
The Media and the War: Shaping or Reflecting Public Opinion?
The Tet Offensive: A Decisive American Victory or a Prolongation of Stalemate?
Nixon-Kissinger and the Ending of the War: A "Lost Victory" or "Neither Peace nor Honor?"
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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