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Vietnam and America The Most Comprehensive Documented History of the Vietnam War

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ISBN-10: 0802133622

ISBN-13: 9780802133625

Edition: 2nd 1995

Authors: Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane Franklin, Marilyn B. Young, H. Bruce Franklin, Grove/Atlantic Publishing Staff

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List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly…    

General Introduction
Vietnam's Revolutionary Tradition
First Appeal to the United States (June 18, 1919)
"The Path Which Led Me to Leninism" (1960)
Founding of the Doc-Lap Dong Minh Hoi (June 1941)
Imperial Abdication (August 1945)
Vietnam Declaration of Independence (September 2, 1945)
The Franco-Vietnamese War, 1945-1954: Origins of US Involvement
The French Return: Two State Department Views (April 1945)
Vietnam's Second Appeal to the United States: Cable to President Harry S. Truman (October 17, 1945)
Franco-Vietnamese Agreement on the Independence of Vietnam (March 1946)
Sponsoring French Colonialism: The State Department Decision (May 1950)
Taking Up the White Man's Burden: Two American Views (1954)
Vietnamese Victory: Dien Bien Phu, 1954
The Geneva Cease-Fire (July 20, 1954)
Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference (July 21, 1954)
Close of the Geneva Conference (July 21, 1954)
Cold War Combat: Tactics After Geneva
Heroin and Politics in Saigon
Elections and Reunification Denied (1955)
"Vietnam's Democratic One-Man Rule"
A Flawed Commitment: US Endorsement, with Conditions, of Ngo Dinh Diem (1954)
Genesis of US Support for the Regime of Ngo Dinh Diem
Behind the Miracle of South Vietnam
The Legal Underpinnings of Government Terror in South Vietnam: Law 10/59
Washington's Man in Saigon: American Commitment to South Vietnam (1961)
"No Other Road to Take": Origin of the National Liberation Front in Ben Tre
Founding Program of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam
"The Political and Military Line of Our Party"
US National Security Memorandum: Policy-Planning for Counterinsurgency (1962)
The Rise and Fall of "Counterinsurgency," 1961-1964
The Buddhist Crisis of 1963: The View from Washington from The Pentagon Papers
Diem Must Go: The US Embassy in Saigon Orchestrates a Coup d'Etat (1963)
The Blueprint for an Americanized War (1963-1964) from The Pentagon Papers
The Gulf of Tonkin "Incidents" and Resolution (1964)
Rationale for Escalation: The US Government "White Paper" of 1965
Refutation of the "White Paper"
"Defeat American Escalation": Report to the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1965)
Negotiations? Hanoi's Four Points (April 8, 1965) and Washington's Fourteen Points (January 7, 1966)
US Crisis Managers Choose from Among Diminishing Options (1965)
"We Won't Go"
"Freedom Draft Card"
Two Poems: "Afterthoughts on a Napalm-Drop on Jungle Villages near Haiphong" and "Truth Blazes Even in Little Children's Hearts"
"Declaration of Conscience Against the War in Vietnam" (1965)
"We Refuse - October 16" (1967)
"A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority" (1967)
"Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam" (April 1967)
"Deserters' Manifesto" (1968)
"Constraints of the Negro Civil Rights Movement on American Military Effectiveness" (1970)
"The Collapse of the Armed Forces" (1971)
"The Year of Decision - 1968"
"Remembering the Tet Offensive"
The Aftermath of Tet
"Peace in Vietnam and Southeast Asia": Address to the Nation (March 31, 1968)
What Happened at My Lai?
Negotiating Positions of 1969: The NLF's Ten Points (May 8) and Nixon's Eight Points (May 14)
"Vietnamization" (November 3, 1969)
Explaining the "Secret War" in Laos (March 6, 1970)
Rationale for the Invasion of Cambodia (April 30, 1970)
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Testimony to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (April 22, 1971)
The Ecological Impact of the Air War
Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam: The Paris Peace Accords (January 27, 1973)
US Promise of Postwar Reconstruction: Letter to DRV Prime Minister Pham Van Dong (February 1, 1973)
War Powers Resolution (1973)
The "Great Spring Victory: An Account of the Liberation of South Vietnam" (1975)
" 'The Last Chapter'?"
Epilogue: "The Vietnam War in American Memory"
App. A. Chronology
App. B. Glossary
App. C. Select Bibliography