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A Vietnam War Reader

A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives

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Description

This is a well-rounded collection of the war's many voices. An essential new resource for students and teachers of the Vietnam War, this concise collection of primary sources opens a valuable window on an extraordinarily complex conflict. The materials gathered here, from both the American and Vietnamese sides, remind readers that the conflict touched the lives of many people in a wide range of social and political situations and spanned a good deal more time than the decade of direct U.S. combat. Indeed, the U.S. war was but one phase in a string of conflicts that varied significantly in character and geography. Michael Hunt brings together the views of the conflict's disparate players - from Communist leaders, Vietnamese peasants, Saigon loyalists, and North Vietnamese soldiers to U.S. policymakers, soldiers, and critics of the war. By allowing the participants to speak, this volume encourages readers to formulate their own historically grounded understanding of a still controversial struggle.

Author Biography

MICHAEL H. HUNT is Everett H. Emerson Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His ten books include The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance (UNC Press).
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Michael H. Hunt
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
The University of North Carolina Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
139x215x16
ISBN-13
9780807859919
Product ID
4052266

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