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The Resource The Columbia history of the Vietnam War, edited, with an introduction, by David L. Anderson

The Columbia history of the Vietnam War, edited, with an introduction, by David L. Anderson

Label
The Columbia history of the Vietnam War
Title
The Columbia history of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
edited, with an introduction, by David L. Anderson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Laying the chronological and critical foundations for the volume, David L. Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major moments and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradely follows with a reexamination of Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the Vietnam-led war against French colonialism. Richard H. Immerman revisits Eisenhower's and Kennedy's efforts at nation building in South Vietnam, and Gary R. Hess reviews America's military commitment under Kennedy and Johnson. Lloyd C. Gardner investigates the motivations behind Johnson's escalation of force, and Robert J. McMahon focuses on the pivotal period before and after the Tet Offensive. Jeffrey P. Kimball then makes sense of Nixon's paradoxical decision to end U.S. intervention while pursuing a destructive air war
  • John Prados and Eric Bergerud devote essays to America's military strategy, while Helen E. Anderson and Robert K. Brigham explore the war's impact on Vietnamese women and urban culture. Melvin Small recounts the domestic tensions created by America's involvement in Vietnam, and Kenton Clymer traces the spread of the war to Laos and Cambodia. Concluding essays by Robert D. Schulzinger and George C. Herring account for the legacy of the war within Vietnamese and American contexts and diagnose the symptoms of the "Vietnam syndrome" evident in later debates about U.S. foreign policy. America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in discussions about strategy and defense, not to mention within the discourse on the identity of the United States a nation. Anderson's expert collection is therefore essential to understanding America's entanglement in the Vietnam War and the conflict's influence on the nation's interests abroad
  • David L. Anderson is professor of history at California State University, Monterey Bay, and past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
959.704/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS557.7
LC item number
.C64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Anderson, David L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • HISTORY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Social aspects
  • United States
Label
The Columbia history of the Vietnam War, edited, with an introduction, by David L. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Vietnam War and its enduring historical relevance / David L. Anderson -- Chronological perspectives. Setting the stage : Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the first Vietnam War / Mark Philip Bradley -- "Dealing with a government of madmen" : Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem / Richard H. Immerman -- South Vietnam under siege, 1961-1965 : Kennedy, Johnson, and the question of escalation or disengagement / Gary R. Hess -- Lyndon Johnson and the bombing of Vietnam : politics and military choices / Lloyd C. Gardner -- Turning point : the Vietnam War's pivotal year, November 1967-November 1968 / Robert J. McMahon -- Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War : the paradox of disengagement with escalation / Jeffrey P. Kimball -- Topical perspectives. American strategy in the Vietnam War / John Prados -- The village war in Vietnam, 1965-1973 / Eric Bergerud -- Fighting for family : Vietnamese women and the American war / Helen E. Anderson -- Vietnamese society at war / Robert K. Brigham -- "Hey, hey, LBJ!" : American domestic politics and the Vietnam War / Melvin Small -- Cambodia and Laos in the Vietnam War / Kenton Clymer -- Postwar perspectives. The legacy of the Vietnam War / Robert D. Schulzinger -- The Vietnam syndrome / George C. Herring
Control code
693704835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 462 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231509329
Lccn
2010018853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612897696
  • 10.7312/ande13480
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgthzm
  • 75fb2eb2-d2b1-46ee-9069-e3f68c8559d3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)693704835
Label
The Columbia history of the Vietnam War, edited, with an introduction, by David L. Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Vietnam War and its enduring historical relevance / David L. Anderson -- Chronological perspectives. Setting the stage : Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the first Vietnam War / Mark Philip Bradley -- "Dealing with a government of madmen" : Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Ngo Dinh Diem / Richard H. Immerman -- South Vietnam under siege, 1961-1965 : Kennedy, Johnson, and the question of escalation or disengagement / Gary R. Hess -- Lyndon Johnson and the bombing of Vietnam : politics and military choices / Lloyd C. Gardner -- Turning point : the Vietnam War's pivotal year, November 1967-November 1968 / Robert J. McMahon -- Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War : the paradox of disengagement with escalation / Jeffrey P. Kimball -- Topical perspectives. American strategy in the Vietnam War / John Prados -- The village war in Vietnam, 1965-1973 / Eric Bergerud -- Fighting for family : Vietnamese women and the American war / Helen E. Anderson -- Vietnamese society at war / Robert K. Brigham -- "Hey, hey, LBJ!" : American domestic politics and the Vietnam War / Melvin Small -- Cambodia and Laos in the Vietnam War / Kenton Clymer -- Postwar perspectives. The legacy of the Vietnam War / Robert D. Schulzinger -- The Vietnam syndrome / George C. Herring
Control code
693704835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 462 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231509329
Lccn
2010018853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612897696
  • 10.7312/ande13480
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgthzm
  • 75fb2eb2-d2b1-46ee-9069-e3f68c8559d3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)693704835

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