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The Resource A bitter peace : Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement, Pierre Asselin

A bitter peace : Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement, Pierre Asselin

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A bitter peace : Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement
Title
A bitter peace
Title remainder
Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Asselin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Demonstrating the centrality of diplomacy in the Vietnam War, Pierre Asselin traces the secret negotiations that led up to the Paris Agreement of 1973, which ended America's involvement but failed to bring peace in Vietnam. Because the two sides signed the agreement under duress, he argues, the peace it promised was doomed to unravel. By January of 1973, the continuing military stalemate and mounting difficulties on the domestic front forced both Washington and Hanoi to conclude that signing a vague and largely unworkable peace agreement was the most expedient way to achieve their most pressing objectives. For Washington, those objectives included the release of American prisoners, military withdrawal without formal capitulation, and preservation of American credibility in the Cold War. Hanoi, on the other hand, sought to secure the removal of American forces, protect the socialist revolution in the North, and improve the prospects for reunification with the South. Using newly available archival sources from Vietnam, the United States, and Canada, Asselin reconstructs the secret negotiations, highlighting the creative roles of Hanoi, the National Liberation Front, and Saigon in constructing the final settlement."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asselin, Pierre
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Cold War history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • Vietnam (Democratic Republic)
Label
A bitter peace : Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement, Pierre Asselin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first round: 1968-1971 -- Détente and the spring offensive: January-June 1972 -- Serious bargaining: July-September 1972 -- From consensus to discord: October 1972 -- Accommodating thieu: November 1972 -- Showdown: December 1972 -- Final round: January 1973 -- Beyond the Paris agreement: 1973-1975
Control code
ocm49583321
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 272 p.
Isbn
9780807854174
Lccn
2002005685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A bitter peace : Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement, Pierre Asselin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first round: 1968-1971 -- Détente and the spring offensive: January-June 1972 -- Serious bargaining: July-September 1972 -- From consensus to discord: October 1972 -- Accommodating thieu: November 1972 -- Showdown: December 1972 -- Final round: January 1973 -- Beyond the Paris agreement: 1973-1975
Control code
ocm49583321
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 272 p.
Isbn
9780807854174
Lccn
2002005685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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