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- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.99
Roy Dean, a world-beating crossword champion and all-round wordsmith is the Diplomat with a Difference. Of humble origins, he received no training in the civil service or diplomatic services, but despite this he rose to the rank of assistant undersecretary of state by using his initiative and unorthodox methods to bring about some useful international... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
After relatively successful military interventions in Iraq in 1992 and Yugoslavia in 1998, many American strategists believed that airpower and remote technology were the future of U.S. military action. But America's most recent wars in the Middle East have reinforced the importance of counterinsurgency, with its imperative to "win hearts and minds"... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 75.00 US$ 68.25
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...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
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...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99
I have walked through these streets at night, when all is silent and only the moonlight casts shadows over the clean and deserted pavements. The architecture retakes centre stage, and the classic French style of the building designs once again becomes apparent. As you walk, your eyes are drawn to the beautiful carved doorways and ornate shutters.... more...
- 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...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95
War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the 2004 presidential campaign. John Kerry campaigned as a war hero. His opponents cast him as a liar... more...
- NYU Press 2000; US$ 26.00
One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester often a woman spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a... more...