The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

David L. Anderson

Rooted in fresh scholarship, The Columbia heritage of the Vietnam War deals profound new views at the political, historic, army, and social matters that outlined the battle and its influence at the usa and Vietnam. Laying the chronological and demanding foundations for the quantity, David L. Anderson opens with an essay at the Vietnam War's significant moments and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradley follows with a reexamination of Vietnamese progressive nationalism and the Vietminh-led warfare opposed to French colonialism. Richard H. Immerman revisits Eisenhower's and Kennedy's efforts at state development in South Vietnam, and Gary R. Hess stories America's army dedication lower than Kennedy and Johnson. Lloyd C. Gardner investigates the motivations in the back of Johnson's escalation of strength, and Robert J. McMahon specializes in the pivotal interval ahead of and after the Tet Offensive. Jeffrey P. Kimball then is smart of Nixon's paradoxical determination to finish U.S. intervention whereas pursuing a damaging air war.

John Prados and Eric Bergerud dedicate essays to America's army procedure, whereas Helen E. Anderson and Robert okay. Brigham discover the war's effect on Vietnamese girls and concrete tradition. Melvin Small recounts the household tensions created via America's involvement in Vietnam, and Kenton Clymer lines the unfold of the struggle to Laos and Cambodia. Concluding essays by means of Robert D. Schulzinger and George C. Herring account for the legacy of the struggle inside Vietnamese and American contexts and diagnose the indications of the "Vietnam syndrome" obvious in later debates approximately U.S. overseas coverage. America's event in Vietnam maintains to determine prominently in discussions approximately approach and safeguard, let alone inside discourse at the id of the us as a kingdom. Anderson's professional assortment is for this reason necessary to figuring out America's entanglement within the Vietnam conflict and the conflict's impact at the nation's destiny pursuits abroad.

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