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America's Lost War Vietnam, 1945-1975

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ISBN-10: 0882952323

ISBN-13: 9780882952321

Edition: 2005

Authors: Charles E. Neu

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
The First Indochina War, 1945-1954
Origins of the Revolution
The Impact of World War II
America's Response
The Expansion of the Cold War
The Deepening Commitment
The Elephant and the Tiger
America's Dilemma
Eisenhower Takes Charge
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Washington's Response
The Geneva Settlement: The Emergence of Two Vietnams
The Emergence of South Vietnam, 1954-1961
The Rise of Ngo Dinh Diem
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem
The Consolidation of Diem's Rule
Progress in South Vietnam
Mounting Discontent
Hanoi's Quest for Unification
A New War
The New Frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963
JFK and the World
Challenge in Southeast Asia
Seeming Progress in South Vietnam
The New Advisory War
The Battle of Ap Bac
The Illusion of Victory
The Challenge to Diem
Reassessment in Washington
The Fall of Diem
Reactions to the Coup
The Transformation of the War, 1963-1965
LBJ Settles In
Deterioration in South Vietnam
The View from Hanoi
The View from Washington
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Campaign of 1964
America Steps Forward
War Moves and Peace Moves
The Forty-Four Battalion Request
The President's Decision
The Generals Take Over
Battle of the Ia Drang Valley
The Stalemated War, 1965-1967
Preparing for a Long War
Signs of Discontent
Westmoreland's War
Strategy of Attrition
America's Enemy
A War without a Front
Confusion and Disillusionment
Seeking a Steady Course
Search and Destroy
Hopes for Victory
Prospects for 1967
Doubts and Divisions
The Order of Battle Controversy
Illusions of Victory
Tet and Beyond, 1968
Origins of the Tet Offensive
The Siege of Khe Sanh
The Shock of Tet
The U.S. Military's Response
Reassessment in Washington
The War at Home
The Bloodiest Year
Washington's Calculations
The Fall Campaign
Nixon's War, 1969-1970
The New Administration Takes Hold
The Vietnam Dilemma
No Quick Exit
The Allure of Vietnamization
Threats and Maneuvers
One War
The Enemy Regroups
The Cambodian Incursion
A Changing War
Hau Nghia Province
The Endless War
From Lam Son 719 to the Paris Peace Accords, 1971-1973
Lam Son 719
Pressure to End the War
The View from Saigon
Hanoi's Calculations
Nixon's Maneuvers
The Easter Offensive
Nixon's Response
After the Battle
Politics and Diplomacy
The Election of 1972
Peace at Last
The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-1975
Nixon Turns Inward
War without End
Hanoi Prepares for War
Crisis in South Vietnam
Washington's Response
The Great Spring Offensive
The Fall of Saigon
Vietnamese Perspectives
American Perspectives
Guide to Acronyms
Table: Comparative Military Casualty Figures
Bibliographical Essay
Index
Maps
Indochina, 1908-1954
Southeast Asia, 1954
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu
North and South Vietnam, 1954
Provinces and Provincial Capitals
The Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Tet Offensive
Cross-Border Operations
Lam Son 719
The Easter Offensive
The Great Spring Offensive