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  • Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965by Pierre Asselin

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War opens in 1954 with the signing of the Geneva accords that ended the eight-year-long Franco-Indochinese War and created two Vietnams. In agreeing to the accords, Ho Chi Minh and other leaders of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam anticipated a new period of peace leading to national reunification under their rule; they... more...

  • The War Conspiracyby Peter Dale Scott

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Peter Dale Scott examines the many ways in which war policy has been driven by ?accidents? and other events in the field, in some cases despite moves toward peace that were directed by presidents. This book explores the ?deep politics? that exerts a profound but too-little-understood effect on national policy outside the control of traditional democratic... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Laosby Martin Stuart-Fox

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 144.99

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects-traces Laos' history and provides a compass for... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Cold War Mandarinby Seth Jacobs

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called "Diem experiment" from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on... more...

  • Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Landby Henry Kamm

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Based on his observations over three decades, Henry Kamm, Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES Southeast Asia correspondent, unravels the complexities of Cambodia. Kamm's invaluable document--a factual and personal account of its troubled history-- gives the Western reader the first clear understanding of this magic land's past and present. Skyhorse... more...

  • The African American Experience in Vietnamby James E. Westheider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 24.99

    In this book James E. Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time. Yet as the war in Vietnam progressed, many black recruits felt isolated... more...

  • Black Aprilby George J Veith

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    The defeat of South Vietnam was arguably America?s worst foreign policy disaster of the 20th Century. Yet a complete understanding of the endgamefrom the 27 January 1973 signing of the Paris Peace Accords to South Vietnam?s surrender on 30 April 1975has eluded us. Black April addresses that deficit. A culmination of exhaustive research in three... more...

  • Vietnam War: The Essential Reference Guideby James Willbanks

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    Vietnam War: The Essential Reference Guide provides a compendium of the key people, places, organizations, treaties, and events that make up the history of the war, explaining its causes, how it was conducted, and its far-reaching consequences. Written by recognized authorities, this ready-reference volume provides essential information all in one... more...

  • Courage Under Fireby James B. Stockdale

    Hoover Institution Press 1993; US$ 5.00

    When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man... more...