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This best-selling text has now been updated to include previously unseen source material - it is an ideal companion for any student studying the Vietnam War. Concise yet thorough - an accessible and stimulating introduction to the Vietnam War for students. Explores all the key elements of the conflict, including US motivations, the role of the media, the rise of domestic opposition, and the impact in both the US and Vietnam. The text is supported by a comprehensive documents section and a range of study tools, including a Chronology of events, Who's who, a Glossary of Terms and a Further Reading section.
Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University
Table of Contents
Roots of the Vietnam War
The Rise of Vietnamese Nationalism
The First Indochina War
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem
Johnson's Decisions for War
The Vietnam War
America Goes to War
Making the Commitment
The Ground War
Turmoil in the South
The Antiwar Movement
The Debate in Washington
The Tet Offensive
The Nation Reconsiders
The End of the Tunnel
The Easter Offensive
The Paris Agreement
Conclusion and Legacy
The American Withdrawal
The Final Offensives
Laos and Cambodia
Impact on the United States
Impact on Vietnam
An Orthodox View of the Vietnam War
A Revisionist View of the Vietnam War
A Post-revisionist View of the Vietnam War
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence
The Geneva Accords, 1954
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution
'Aggression from the North'
Hanoi's Negotiating Position
'A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam'
McNamara Presents Options to President Johnson
Washington's Negotiating Position
Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Lyndon Johnson
CIA Analysis of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement
North Vietnamese Goals for the TET Offensive
Report from Vietnam
'Peace in Vietnam and Southeast Asia'
South Vietnam's Six Points for Peace
Silent Majority Speech
The Invasion of Cambodia
John Kerry Testimony
South Vietnamese Analysis of the Easter Offensive
Paris Peace Accords
President Nixon Promises Postwar Reconstruction
Resignation Speech of Nguyen Van Thieu
Le Duan's Victory Speech
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