This series examines the key consequences of arbitrary border making in world history - past and present . These studies describe arbitrary borders as places where people interact differently from the way they would had the boundary not existed. Analytical, but easy to read, these brief histories will appeal to a broad sweep of readership
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Vietnam at War
The French Indochina War
A Divided Vietnam
The Americanization of the War
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