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An American Amnesia

How the US Congress Forced the Surrenders of South Vietnam and Cambodia

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An American Amnesia by Bruce Herschensohn
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January 27th, 1973: the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong sign the Paris Peace Accords, guaranteeing the right of self-determination to the South Vietnamese people.April 30th, 1975: President Duong Van Minh of South Vietnam announces the nation's unconditional surrender to the North, ending the decade-long conflict and enabling the merger of both countries into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.What happened in two short years to cause such a dramatic reversal?In An American Amnesia, respected political commentator Bruce Herschensohn re-examines the incredible actions taken by the 94th Congress and by many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, an event that brought about immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunts our political landscape to this day. Drawing on notes, speeches, and writings from his own experiences in Southeast Asia, as well as in the United States Information Agency and in the White House, Herschensohn fills in important facts in that period of history and warns against the danger of succumbing to a similar voluntary amnesia in the future.

Author Biography

Bruce Herschensohn is a fixture in American politics. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, served as Deputy Special Assistant to President Nixon, was appointed a member of the Reagan Transition Team, and was the 1992 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in California. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine.
Release date Australia
March 10th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Beaufort Books
Pages
192
Dimensions
166x216x19
ISBN-13
9780825306327
Product ID
4115455

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