Where the Domino Fell America and Vietnam 1945-2010

ISBN-10: 1444350501
ISBN-13: 9781444350500
Edition: 6th 2014
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

This updated, expanded edition of Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions. Revised and updated to include an examination of Vietnam through the point of view of the soldiers themselves, and brings the story up to the present day through a look at how the war has been memorialized A new final chapter examines Vietnam through the lens of Oliver Stone's films and opens up a discussion of the War in popular culture Written with brevity and clarity, this concise narrative history of the Vietnam conflict is an ideal student text A chronology, glossary, and a bibliography all serve as helpful reference points for students An important contribution not only to the study of the Vietnam War but to an understanding of the larger workings of American foreign policy

Preface
Prologue: LBJ and Vietnam
Eternal War: The Vietnamese Heritage
The First Indochina War, 1945-1954
The Making of a Quagmire, 1954-1960
The New Frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963
Planning a Tragedy, 1963-1965
Into the Abyss, 1965-1966
The Mirage of Progress, 1966-1967
Tet and the Year of the Monkey, 1968
The Beginning of the End, 1969-1970
The Fall of South Vietnam, 1970-1975
Distorted Images, Missed Opportunities, 1975-1995
Oliver Stone's Vietnam
Selected Bibliography
A Vietnam War Chronology
Glossary and Guide to Acronyms
Index
Maps
Indochina, 1995
Vietnam, 1945 to 1975
Major battles of the Tet offensive, January 1968

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