To Vietnam in Vain

Author: Edward A. Hagan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476623689
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: History

American military advisors in South Vietnam came to know their allies personally—as few American soldiers could. In addition to fighting the Viet Cong, advisors engaged in community building projects and local government initiatives. They dealt firsthand with corrupt American and South Vietnamese bureaucracies. Not many advisors would have been surprised to learn that 105mm artillery shells were being sold on the black market to the Viet Cong. Not many were surprised by the North Vietnamese victory in 1975. This memoir of a U.S. Army intelligence officer focuses on the province advisors who worked with local militias that were often disparaged by American units. The author describes his year (1969–1970) as a U.S. advisor to the South Vietnamese Regional and Popular Forces in the Mekong Delta.

An American Town and the Vietnam War

Author: Tony Pavia
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476633350
Release Date: 2018-10-02
Genre: History

 Hundreds of young Americans from the town of Stamford, Connecticut, fought in the Vietnam War. These men and women came from all corners of the town. They were white and black, poor and wealthy. Some had not finished high school; others had graduate degrees. They served as grunts and helicopter pilots, battlefield surgeons and nurses, combat engineers and mine sweepers. Greeted with indifference and sometimes hostility upon their return home, Stamford’s veterans learned to suppress their memories in a nation fraught with political, economic and racial tensions. Now in their late 60s and 70s, these veterans have begun to tell their stories.

The Tragedy of the Vietnam War

Author: Van Nguyen Duong
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786432851
Release Date: 2008-09-19
Genre: History

"This memoir seeks to clarify the nuances of South Vietnam's defeat. Van Nguyen Duong watched as the conflict affected his home, family, village and friends. He discusses not only the day-to-day hardships he endured from forced relocation and eventual imp

The Vietnam War

Author: Debbie Levy
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822504219
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the Vietnam War, including the causes, strategies, battles, and key figures of the war.

Vietnam in Iraq

Author: David Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134135271
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: History

More than most post-1970 conflicts involving US forces, the conflict in Iraq has been fought out against a background of frequently invoked memories from the era of the Vietnam War. The essays in this book offer a series of perspectives on connections and parallels between the Vietnam War and the 2003 invasion of, and conflict in, Iraq. The contributors particularly examine the impact of the Vietnam analogy on the War in Iraq, assessing the military tactical lessons learned from the Vietnam War and exploring the influence and persistence of its legacy in US politics, culture and diplomacy. The volume holds up to original interrogation some commonly held assumptions about historical analogy, and several distinguished authorities on the Vietnam War era, in particular, offer their thoughts on the value and applicability of Vietnam-Iraq parallels. If most contributions point out some obvious dissimilarities between the two eras, notably the transformed post-Cold War international environment, the similarities, particularly those relating to the problems of cultural misunderstanding, are also apparent. Vietnam in Iraq will be of great interest for all students and researchers of the Iraq War, strategic studies, international relations and American politics.

The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century

Author: Larry H. Addington
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253111098
Release Date: 1994-10-22
Genre: History

“This important work . . . synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present.” —Military Review A thorough revision of a highly successful text, the second edition of this classic work provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. Addington discusses developments in strategies and tactics, logistics and weaponry, and provides detailed discussions of important battles and campaigns. His book is an excellent introduction for both students and the general reader. “There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of General George Washington.” —Russell F. Weigley, author of The American Way of War “A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts.” —Military Affairs

The Familiar Made Strange

Author: Brooke L. Blower
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801455452
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: History

In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut across rather than stop at the nation’s borders to model new interpretive approaches to studying United States history. These leading practitioners of the “transnational turn” pause to consider such famous icons as John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark, Albert Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day, 1945, Times Square, and Alfred Kinsey’s reports on sexual behavior, as well as more surprising but revealing artifacts like Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and William Howard Taft’s underpants. Together, they present a road map to the varying scales, angles and methods of transnational analysis that shed light on American politics, empire, gender, and the operation of power in everyday life. Contributors: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University; Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago; Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Brian DeLay, University of California–Berkeley; Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University; Andrew J. Rotter, Colgate University; Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University; Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University

The Korean War and The Vietnam War

Author: William L. Hosch Associate Editor, Science and Technology
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781615300112
Release Date: 2009-12-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents an overview of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, including the causes, battles and alliances, political and diplomatic consequences, and major figures involved.

United States and Vietnam 1787 1941

Author: Robert Hopkins Miller
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788108107
Release Date: 1990-05-01

From 1787 the author traces the ebb and flow of U.S. diplomatic, economic, and strategic interests in Vietnam. Amply illustrated with excerpts from contemporary correspondence and official documents, the research shows Vietnam's intricate relationship with China, the gradually increasing commercial involvement of the Western powers, and the impact of Japan's expansionist policy. Map and illustrations. Chronology of events and index.

The Dissent Papers

Author: Hannah Gurman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231530354
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Political Science

Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hannah Gurman explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century. During America's reign as a dominant world power, U.S. presidents and senior foreign policy officials largely ignored or rejected their diplomats' reports, memos, and telegrams, especially when they challenged key policies relating to the Cold War, China, and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. The Dissent Papers recovers these diplomats' invaluable perspective and their commitment to the transformative power of diplomatic writing. Gurman showcases the work of diplomats whose opposition enjoyed some success. George Kennan, John Stewart Service, John Paton Davies, George Ball, and John Brady Kiesling all caught the attention of sitting presidents and policymakers, achieving temporary triumphs yet ultimately failing to change the status quo. Gurman follows the circulation of documents within the State Department, the National Security Council, the C.I.A., and the military, and she details the rationale behind "The Dissent Channel," instituted by the State Department in the 1970s, to both encourage and contain dissent. Advancing an alternative narrative of modern U.S. history, she connects the erosion of the diplomatic establishment and the weakening of the diplomatic writing tradition to larger political and ideological trends while, at the same time, foreshadowing the resurgent significance of diplomatic writing in the age of Wikileaks.

The Last Emperors of Vietnam

Author: Oscar Chapuis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313311706
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Tells the story of French interaction with Vietnam and the neighboring region from French seizure of Cochin-China and Tonking in the 19th century to their defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

How We Lost the Vietnam War

Author: Cao Kỳ Nguyễn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780815412229
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

This memoir looks in particular at the disputes and corruption within the government of South Vietnam and the diplomatic struggles with the U.S. during the war.