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Ho Chi Minh A Biography

ISBN-10: 0521850622

ISBN-13: 9780521850629

Edition: 2007

Authors: Pierre Brocheux, Claire Duiker

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Ho Chi Minh is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, considered an icon and father of the nation by many Vietnamese. Pierre Brocheux's biography of Ho Chi Minh is a brilliant feat of historical engineering. In a concise and highly readable account, he negotiates the many twists and turns of Ho Chi Minh's life and his multiple identities, from impoverished beginnings as a communist revolutionary to his founding of the Indochina Communist Party and the League for Independence of Vietnam, and ultimately to his leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and his death in 1969. Biographical events are adroitly placed within the broader historical canvas of colonization, decolonization, communism, war, and nation building. Brocheux's vivid and convincing portrait of Ho Chi Minh goes further than any previous biography in explaining both the myth and the man, as well as the times in which he was situated.
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Book details

List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

Pierre Brocheuxis Professor of Contemporary History at Universiteacute; Paris VII-Denis Diderot and the author ofHo Chi Minh: A Biography and The MeKong Delta: Ecology, Economy and Revolution, 1860-1960.Daniel Heacute;meryis Professor of Contemporary History at Universiteacute; Paris VII-Denis Diderot and the author ofIn the Servitude of Power: Energy and Civilization through the Ages,among other books.

Preface; Timeline; Chronology; 1. In search of a future; 2. Missionary for the revolution; 3. Under the sword of Damocles (1931-1945); 4.The father of the nation; 5. The force of circumstance; Bibliography.