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The Resource A noble cause? : America and the Vietnam War, Gerard J. DeGroot

A noble cause? : America and the Vietnam War, Gerard J. DeGroot

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A noble cause? : America and the Vietnam War
Title
A noble cause?
Title remainder
America and the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Gerard J. DeGroot
Title variation
America and the Vietnam War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By describing the Vietnam War as a 'noble cause' during his 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan demonstrated just how emotive the war and defeat are for the American people. By attempting to re-shape the past, Reagan alienated many people, but delighted a sufficient number to bolster his chances of success. His tactic demonstrated that Vietnam is not just a war, but an idea which is moulded by cranks and demagogues to suit their political imperative. The war has become a morality tale through which to peddle a particular vision of America." "The military events, the political and strategic contexts, and the social and cultural impact of the Vietnam War are all brought together into this single compelling and readable volume. As well as breadth and incisiveness, it has new things to say on the nature of the communist revolution and the way of war; the flaws in US strategy and tactics, and how these affected the soldier on the ground; and the legacy of the war for Vietnam and America alike."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ZCU
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1955-
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De Groot, Gerard J.
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern wars in perspective
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Label
A noble cause? : America and the Vietnam War, Gerard J. DeGroot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-370) and index
Contents
  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Nomenclature
  • Introduction: Historians at War.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'The White Man is Finished in Asia'.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • 'Ask Not ..'.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • Vietnamese Ally.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Vietnamese Enemy.
  • p. 102
  • 5.
  • Limited War.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Turning Point? Tet and the 1968 Election.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Rolling Thunder.
  • p. 183
  • 8.
  • Peace with Honour?.
  • p. 201
  • 9.
  • Fall of Saigon.
  • p. 237
  • 10.
  • American Defeat.
  • p. 252
  • 11.
  • Grunt's Life.
  • p. 273
  • 12.
  • 'Muddled Actors in a Theater of the Absurd'.
  • p. 299
  • 13.
  • 'A Country, Not a War'.
  • p. 325
  • 14.
  • Remembering and Forgetting.
  • p. 340
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 361
  • Maps.
  • p. 372
  • Index.
  • p. 378
Control code
ocm44088373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 391 p.
Isbn
9780582287174
Other physical details
maps
Label
A noble cause? : America and the Vietnam War, Gerard J. DeGroot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-370) and index
Contents
  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Nomenclature
  • Introduction: Historians at War.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'The White Man is Finished in Asia'.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • 'Ask Not ..'.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • Vietnamese Ally.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Vietnamese Enemy.
  • p. 102
  • 5.
  • Limited War.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Turning Point? Tet and the 1968 Election.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Rolling Thunder.
  • p. 183
  • 8.
  • Peace with Honour?.
  • p. 201
  • 9.
  • Fall of Saigon.
  • p. 237
  • 10.
  • American Defeat.
  • p. 252
  • 11.
  • Grunt's Life.
  • p. 273
  • 12.
  • 'Muddled Actors in a Theater of the Absurd'.
  • p. 299
  • 13.
  • 'A Country, Not a War'.
  • p. 325
  • 14.
  • Remembering and Forgetting.
  • p. 340
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 361
  • Maps.
  • p. 372
  • Index.
  • p. 378
Control code
ocm44088373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 391 p.
Isbn
9780582287174
Other physical details
maps

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