Vietnam

Vietnam Author V. Largo
ISBN-10 1590333683
Release 2002
Pages 194
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Vietnam remains a mystery to the American mind. A former enemy which somehow defeated the American war machine with few weapons or uniformed military, Vietnam remains a significant presence in Southeast Asia. This book present issues important to understanding Vietnam today as well as a historical background on the country.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author George Stanley McGovern
ISBN-10 1557530033
Release 1990
Pages 112
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A collection of speeches delivered in 1987 by Senator George McGovern, General C. Westmoreland, Edward Luttwak, and Thomas J. McCormick offer varying opinions on the Vietnam War.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author
ISBN-10 0717291154
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 31
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Discusses the festivals of Vietnam and how their songs, recipes, and traditions reflect the culture of the people.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author Hugh Higgins
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105081421617
Release 1982
Pages 180
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The Birth of Vietnam

The Birth of Vietnam Author Keith Weller Taylor
ISBN-10 0520074173
Release 1991-04
Pages 397
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Vietnamese history prior to the tenth century has often been treated as a branch of Chinese history, but the Vietnamese side of the story can no longer be ignored. In this volume Keith Taylor draws on both Chinese and Vietnamese sources to provide a balanced view of the early history of Vietnam.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author D. R. SarDesai
ISBN-10 0941910040
Release 1988
Pages 213
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Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam

Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam Author Erica J. Peters
ISBN-10 9780759120754
Release 2012
Pages 303
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Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam explores how people in Vietnam used food and drink to strengthen their social position during the "long" nineteenth century, from the 1790s to the 1920s.



American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam Author John Hellmann
ISBN-10 0231515383
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 241
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American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam



The Irony of Vietnam

The Irony of Vietnam Author Leslie H. Gelb
ISBN-10 0815723253
Release 2001-06-29
Pages 387
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Few analysts of U.S. involvement in Vietnam would agree with the provocative conclusion of this book. The thesis of most postmortems is that the United States lost the war because of the failure of its foreign policy decisionmaking system. According to Gelb and Betts, however, the foreign policy failed, but the decisionmaking system worked. They attribute this paradox to the efficiency of the system in sustaining an increasingly heavy commitment based on the shared conviction of six administrations that the United States must prevent the loss of Vietnam to communism. However questionable the conviction, and thus the commitment, may have been, the authors stress that the latter "was made and kept for twenty-five years. That is what the system—the shared values, the political and bureaucratic pressures—was designed to do, and it did it." The comprehensive analysis that supports this contention reflects the widest use thus fare of available sources, including recently declassified portions of negotiations documents and files in presidential libraries. The frequently quoted statement of the principals themselves contradict the commonly held view that U.S. leaders were unaware of the consequences of their decisions and deluded by false expectations of easy victory. With few exceptions, the record reveals that these leaders were both realistic and pessimistic about the chances for success in Vietnam. Whey they persisted nonetheless is explained in this thorough account of their decisionmaking from 1946 to 1968, and how their mistakes might be avoided by policymakers in the future is considered in the final chapter.



Vietnam The Necessary War

Vietnam  The Necessary War Author Michael Lind
ISBN-10 9780684870274
Release 2002-07-16
Pages 314
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Offering a controversial perspective on America's most painful war, the author proposes that Vietnam should have been fought, but with different tactics.



Education in Vietnam

Education in Vietnam Author Jonathan D London
ISBN-10 9789814279055
Release 2011-01
Pages 341
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Vietnam is a country on the move. Yet contemporary Vietnam's education system is at a crossroads. Rapid economic growth has permitted rapid increases in the scale and scope of formal schooling, but there is a prevailing sense that the current education system is inadequate to the country’s needs. Sunny assessments of Vietnam's “achievements” in the sphere of education have given way to a realization that the country lacks skilled workers. Some have even spoken of an "education crisis". These are not abstract concerns. What is occurring in Vietnam's education system today has broad implications for the country’s social, political, economic, and cultural development. Featuring contributions from scholars and policy analysts from within and outside Vietnam, Education in Vietnam addresses key issues pertaining to the political economy of education, the provision and payment for primary and secondary education, and the development of vocational and tertiary education. The book marks an important contribution to existing understandings of Vietnam’s education system and contributes to broader understandings of social conditions and change in contemporary Vietnam.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0778793575
Release 2002
Pages 32
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Ages 9 to 14 years. This updated new book reveals the blossoming of festivals, art, theatre, music, and architecture in Vietnam. With the communist government having lessened its control over culture, the Vietnamese are now free to celebrate their beliefs as well as their heroes and legends. Topics include: music, theatre, and fashion; flavours of the land and sea; architecture; arts, crafts, and festivals; religion -- a monk's life.



Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam

Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam Author Zachary Abuza
ISBN-10 1555879616
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 273
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Moving from the 1950s to the present, Zachary Abuza explores Vietnamese politics and culture through the lens of the internal debates over political reform. Abuza focuses on issues of representation, intellecutal freedom, the rise of civil society, and the emergence of a loyal opposition, assessing the prospects for change. He finds that, while some mildly dissident groups may add impetus to the effort, internal party protest remains the most legitimate - and most likely - form of political dissent in the country. His analysis offers a compelling portrayal of the extraordinary contradictions that are at the core of contemporary Vietnam. Abuza explores contemporary Vietnamese politics through the lens of the internal debates over political reform.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author Joseph Buttinger
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105120042705
Release 1967
Pages 1346
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America s War in Vietnam

America s War in Vietnam Author Larry H. Addington
ISBN-10 0253213606
Release 2000
Pages 191
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In his previous books, most notably Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century, Larry H. Addington has proven himself a masterful guide to the causes and conduct of war in the western world. In his new book, Addington turns his narrative skills to a brief history of the war in Vietnam. Not intended as a competitor to the many excellent comprehensive studies of the Vietnam Era, this book presents a short, narrative history of the origins, course, and outcome of the America's military involvement in Vietnam. Addington begins with a review of the history of Vietnam before the coming of the French, the impact of French imperialism, and the United States's collaboration with Ho Chi Minh during the Second World War. He examines the course of the French Indochina War and the Cold War origins of the early American involvement in Vietnam. He then traces in more detail U.S. policy after the 1954 Geneva Accords, its role in the establishment of a permanent and independent state in South Vietnam, and its role in the outbreak of a new war. As his narrative turns to America's deepening involvement in the war, Addington examines the U.S. strategies for waging air and ground war, and the domestic impact of its policies on public support and on the anti-war movement. He suggests reasons for the ultimate failure of U.S. policy under President Johnson and examines the successes and failures of the policy of withdrawal under President Nixon. Addington concludes with an overview of the aftermath of the war and a summing up of America's experience in Vietnam. Based upon years of experience teaching about the war, America's War in Vietnam will prove a useful introduction and a concise reference to America's longest and most controversial war.



Ghosts of War in Vietnam

Ghosts of War in Vietnam Author Heonik Kwon
ISBN-10 9781139470575
Release 2008-03-06
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This book is a fascinating study of the Vietnamese experience and memory of the Vietnam War through the lens of popular imaginings about the wandering souls of the war dead. These ghosts of war play an important part in postwar Vietnamese historical narrative and imagination, and Heonik Kwon explores the intimate ritual ties with these unsettled identities which still survive in Vietnam today as well as the actions of those who hope to liberate these hidden but vital historical presences from their uprooted social existence. Taking a unique approach to the cultural history of war, he introduces gripping stories about spirits claiming social justice and about his own efforts to wrestle with the physical and spiritual presence of ghosts. Although these actions are fantastical, this book shows how examining their stories can illuminate critical issues of war and collective memory in Vietnam and the modern world more generally.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author Neil Ashwood
ISBN-10 1859660835
Release 1994
Pages 207
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Written by a business analyst with considerable experience of Vietnam, this book provides a detailed business guide to one of the world's most promising emerging markets. Foreign investment in, and trade flows with, Vietnam have boomed since Hanoi initiated economic reform in the late 1980s. With a population of 70 million, cheap but relatively skilled labour, and plentiful natural resources, On the one hand, and problems of inadequate infrastructure, excessive bureaucracy, and political constraints on the other, The country has nonetheless become yet more attractive since the relaxation of U.S. economic sanctions And The resumption of multilateral lending.