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- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 39.95
As the Vietnam War reached its tragic climax in the last days of April 1975, a task force of U.S. Navy ships cruised off South Vietnam?s coast. The mission was to support the evacuation of American embassy personnel and military advisors. But the task force was also assigned to secure the safety of South Vietnamese who had ôsensitive? military information... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 38.95
In The Best and the Brightest , David Halberstam described Rufus Phillips as a man one could trust telling President Kennedy during the Vietnam War about the failures of the Strategic Hamlet Program, 'in itself a remarkable moment in the American bureaucracy, a moment of intellectual honesty.' With that same honesty, Phillips gives an extraordinary... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 33.99
There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other countries in Indochina, namely Laos and Cambodia. This task is undertaken by The A to Z Guide of the Vietnam War , first in its chronology,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
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...
- Addicus Books 2013; US$ 6.99
The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored by their own country. Author Rod Colvin crisscrossed the country interviewing military and government officials, veterans, returned POWs,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99
For many Westerners, Hanoi evokes memories only of war and bitter loss. But Hanoi is much more than the capital of Vietnamese communism. Hanoi is today a thriving urban center with a rich history all its own. Georges Boudarel and Nguyen Van Ky paint a vivid portrait of a city that is now awakening to the modern era. Together they reveal Hanoi in its... more...
- Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 20.99
Ritual Failure is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing their rites, entire societies changing their customs: how does a religious ritual system transform, change or disappear, leaving only traces of its... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 32.00
" On April 30, 1975, Saigon and the government of South Vietnam fell to the communist regime of North Vietnam, ending -- for American military forces -- exactly twenty-five year of courageous but unavailing struggle. This is not the story of how America became embroiled in a conflict in a small country half-way around the globe, nor of why our armed... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99
This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure of power only months later. Drawing on extensive research in French archives, Geoffrey C. Gunn offers an important new interpretation of... more...
- 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...