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  • Descending Dragon, Rising Tigerby Vu Hong Lien; Peter Sharrock

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    Outside of its war with the United States, Vietnam?s past has often been neglected and understudied. Whether as an aspiring subordinate or a rebel province, Vietnam has been viewed by most historians in relation to its larger neighbor to the north, China. Seeking to reshape these accounts, Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep... more...

  • Why South Vietnam Fellby Anthony James Joes

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the administration of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam and the U.S. involvement in his assassination. Joes analyzes why and how South Vietnam survived all Communist attempts to overthrow it until the U.S. Congress allowed the predominantly anti-Communist population to be conquered by the North. more...

  • The Red Earthby Binh Tu Tran; David G. Marr; John Spragens

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Phu Rieng was one of many French rubber plantations in colonial Vietnam; Tran Tu Binh was one of 17,606 laborers brought to work there in 1927, and his memoir is a straightforward, emotionally searing account of how one Vietnamese youth became involved in revolutionary politics. The connection between this early experience and later activities of... more...

  • Thailand and the Southeast Asian Networks of The Vietnamese Revolution, 1885-1954by Christopher E. Goscha

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Christopher Goscha resituates the Vietnamese revolution and war against the French into its Asian context. Breaking with nationalist and colonial historiographies which have largely locked Vietnam into 'Indochinese' or 'Nation-state' straightjackets, Goscha takes Thailand as his point of departure for exploring how the Vietnamese revolution was intimately... more...

  • A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empireby Marc Aymes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of ?modernity? that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries. Leaving their mark on this period are; the turmoil of insurgency in Greece and Egypt, a growing intervention of European Powers in Eastern Mediterranean... more...

  • Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlandsby Yuk Wah Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines Chinese-Vietnamese relationships at the borderland through every... more...

  • Cambodia, 1975-1978by Karl D. Jackson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained... more...

  • Our Vietnamby A. J. Langguth

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 42.99

    "Laos was never really ours after 1954. South Vietnam is and wants to be." -- McGeorge Bundy, Washington, D.C., 1961 "The Americans thought that Vietnam was a war. We knew that Vietnam was our country." -- Luu Doan Huynh, Hanoi, 1999 Twenty-five years after its end, with many records and archives newly opened and many participants now willing... more...

  • No Peace, No Honorby Larry Berman

    Free Press 2001; US$ 14.00

    In 1973, Henry Kissinger shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the secret negotiations that led to the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. Nixon famously declared the 1973 agreement to be "peace with honor"; America was disengaging, yet South Vietnam still stood to fight its own war. Kissinger promptly moved to seal up his personal... more...

  • Ending the Vietnam Warby Henry Kissinger

    Touchstone 2003; US$ 38.95

    The Definitive Account Many other authors have written about what they thought happened -- or thought should have happened -- in Vietnam, but it was Henry Kissinger who was there at the epicenter, involved in every decision from the long, frustrating negotiations with the North Vietnamese delegation to America's eventual extrication from the war.... more...