A death in November: America in Vietnam, 1963

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E.P. Dutton, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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Details the events leading to the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in November, 1963, the event which irreversibly turned the Vietnam War into an American war

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A death in November: America in Vietnam, 1963

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The death in the title was that of Ngo Dinh Diem, America's ally and South Vietnam's president, assassinated by his own generals. The outline of this incident, which marked a major turning point in ... Read full review


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Ellen Hammer, 1921 - 2001 Ellen Hammer was born in 1921 and received a bachelor's degree from barnard College in 1941. She worked for several years as a research assistant for the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan. Soon after she received her doctorate in Public Law and Government from Columbia where she specialized in international relations. She is best known for her book "The Struggle for Indochina", which discussed the struggle of that region for independence from France. Hammer was known as an authority on French Colonial rule in Indochina. She also became interested in the on going problems in Vietnam. When the war ended so terribly, Hammer moved to France and vowed to have nothing more to do with the subject. Hammer died on January 28, 2001, in New York City of lymphoma. She was 79 years old.