One of the first books to look at how the Vietnamese themselves experienced the wars for Vietnam, including both the French and the American wars. Combining political, social, and cultural history, Bradley examines how the war was seen both by top policy makers and also everyday soldiers and civilians in both North and South Vietnam.
This volume examines the military events, the political and strategic contexts and the social and cultural impact of the Vietnam War. It highlights the flaws in US strategy and the legacy of the war for both the USA and Vietnam.
This source book chronicles the history of the most controversial conflict of the 20th century, beginning with the birth of the Vietnamese communist party in 1930 and ending with the Vietnamese revolution in 1975. The text combines short essays with original documents to illustrate the debate.
Provides a history of the Vietnam War from the perspective of North Vietnam. Based on scholarship and evidence, this book includes Vietnamese documents and research. It contains quotes to show how the Vietnamese felt about the events that were taking place around them, and why they decided to behave the way they did. It also has photographs.
Presenting a history of the role America played in the Vietnam War, this text examines how the consequences of the war changed American culture and society. The major political and social movements of the 1960s - liberalism, Civil Rights, and youth culture - are examined.
From the author of MATTERHORN - 'America's great Vietnam novel' (Sunday Times), 'a novel of astonishing power and insight' (Observer) - comes a vivid, visceral examination of what happens to a young man when he is sent into battle, based on Karl's own experiences as a decorated Marine.
Written to educate American soldiers on Vietnam's history, culture, politics, infrastructure, geography, and people, this is an eloquent and compelling document of a seminal decade, the legacy of which continues to resonate. As relevant today as when it was first written. Adopts similar format to the bestselling 'Instructions' series.
This book offers an introduction to the Vietnam War - a war which was enormously influential in shaping the political, diplomatic, economic, and military life of both the US and Vietnam. The book's main focus is on the war itself up to 1975.