OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

ISBN : 9780195166354

Price(incl.tax): 
¥5,379
Author: 
Marilyn B. Young; John J. Fitzgerald; A. Tom Grunfeld
Pages
176 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
203 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jan 2003
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The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern American history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by Vietnam veterans (including coauthor John Fitzgerald), and poetry by Vietnamese and Americans on matching themes. The book begins in the 19th century when Vietnam became a French colony, and traces the insidious route by which the United States became involved in a war on the other side of the world.

Index: 

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document
A Little History, By Way of Introduction
Chapter One: The First Indochina War
Vietnam Approaches America
America Responds
Chapter Two: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
A Temporary Peace
Eisenhower's Vietnam
Kennedy's War
Chapter Three: America's War
The War Expands
The Public Debate
Chapter Four: Picture Essay: Selling Patriotism
Chapter Five: Going to War
Soldiers at War
Other Voices
The Condition of the Army
Chapter Six: A People Divided
The African-American Community
Opposition within the Military
Chapter Seven: Nixon's War
My Lai
The Nixon Doctrine
Bombing Hanoi to the Bargaining table
Chapter Eight: After the War
Looking Back
Legacies
Timeline
Glossary
Further Reading and Websites
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

About the author: 

Marilyn B. Young, Professor of History, New York University, John J. Fitzgerald, and A. Tom Grunfeld, Professor of History, Empire State College

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