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Real History of the Vietnam War A New Look at the Past

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ISBN-10: 1402790252

ISBN-13: 9781402790256

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alan Axelrod

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Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in theReal Historyseries draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago.Events since 2001 suggest that the agonizing lessons Vietnam should have taught us about armed enterprises in remote lands have gone unlearned. In examining questions about that tumultuous era--including the complex political manipulations that led to our entanglement in Vietnam and the intensification of hostilities--Alan Axelrod also enhances our understanding of why we went into both Iraq and Afghanistan. Fascinating sidebars explore pop culture…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States. Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

Dramatis Personae
Author's Note
Empire, Ideology, Humanity
People of the Great Viet
Toward the Twilight of Empire
From World War to Dirty War
Propping Up the Domino
Insurgency
The Torch Is Passed
Victor Charlie
Johnson's War
The Peace Candidate
An Inch at a Time
Main Force
The Tet Paradox
Nixon's War
"The Whole World Is Watching"
Vietnamization and Demoralization
They Were All the Enemy
Tricky Dick
Decline and Fall
Wake
Collateral Damage
Lessons Learned, Lessons Unlearned
Appendix:
Vietnam War Timeline
Live and in Person
Read More, See More
Index
Picture Credits