Vietnam Wars 1945-19

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 1991 - History - 448 pages
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The first book to give equal weight to the Vietnamese and American sides of the Vietnam war.
 

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An outstanding one volume history of War in Vietnam. The photographs are outstanding. There is a chronology. I read this once, then reread it. Amazon reviewers criticized the author for being "anti ... Read full review

The Vietnam wars, 1945-1990

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Two new books join the many which try to summarize and analyze the Vietnam War, its precedents, and its epilog, with differing approaches and results. Young (history, NYU) coauthored, along with ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE The Fate of OSS Agent 19 19451946
1
CHAPTER TWO The ThirtyYear War Begins 19461954
20
CHAPTER THREE A Pause Between the Wars 19541956
37
CHAPTER FOUR The War for the South Begins 19561962
60
CHAPTER FIVE The Fall of Diem 1963
89
CHAPTER six Taking the War North 19631964
105
CHAPTER SEVEN A Wider War 19641965
124
CHAPTER EIGHT The American Invasion of South Vietnam
150
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Marilyn B. Young was born Marilyn Blatt in Brooklyn, New York on April 25, 1937. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Vassar College in 1957 and a doctorate from Harvard University. In 1968, her dissertation became her first book The Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895-1901. She also wrote The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990. She was a longtime professor at New York University. She died from complications of breast cancer on February 19, 2017 at the age of 79.

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