Vietnam, an American Ordeal

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - History - 512 pages
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Provides a comprehensive narrative history of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s, giving full and unbiased treatment. It also discusses why Americans tried so hard to stop the spread of Communism into Indochina. And why they failed.

Blending Vietnamese and American political, diplomatic, and military history, this book presents U.S. involvement in southeast Asia as an episode in the forty-year Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. It also points out the French effort to reimpose colonialism on Vietnam. The third edition of History of the Vietnam War has been revised to include an expanded account of the postwar period, leading to the restoration of normal relations between the U.S. and Vietnam on July 11, 1995. It reveals the strong national identity of the Vietnamese people against Kennedy, a committed "Cold Warrior". It also analyzes media coverage of the war and the anti-war movement in the U.S., to demonstrate that neither really turned public opinion against the war.

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Contents

Of Black Marble and Memories
1
The Elephant and the Tiger
34
An Experiment in Nation Building
78
Copyright

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Salumet: The principal author of this work is the one we know as Salumet. He is a Master who comes to us from the further domains of spirit to teach the cosmic truth and to uplift. He is of that same divine essence as Jesus, Krishna, Buddha and other Masters whose missions have made their mark in times past. He is of all-knowledge and can work what we would term 'miracles'. His words will revolutionise our thoughts and living. Humanity's awareness need have no bounds and our world-view will extend until we know our place in the galaxy and beyond.

George E Moss: As co-author and editor I take Earthly responsibility for presenting the inspirational teachings. I do not work alone. I feel the guidance of many in spirit and I have my companions who are the Kingsclere Group and they all contribute enormously.

As to personal life, I experience much happiness with my wife Ann, four children and their families. That includes the enjoyment of grandchildren, one of whom plays a fair game of scrabble! I am now retired from being a scientific consultant with laboratories in Reading but the knowledge of that discipline has helped in placing meaningful questions to Salumet. I am a member of the worldwide organisation: The Scientific and Medical Network, that has within its structure, a Science and Consciousness Group.

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