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  • Our Vietnamby A. J. Langguth

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 22.00

    "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...

  • Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peaceby Gabriel Kolko

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    Vietnam has experienced huge political and economic development since the war. In Anatomy of a Peace , Gabriel Kolko looks at the main economic phases the Communist Party has embarked upon since 1986 and outlines the transition to nascent capitalism. He also explores Vietnam's relations to its neighbours and the US in the light of social and psychological... more...

  • War Tornby Tad Bartimus; Denby Fawcett; Jurate Kazickas; Edith Lederer; Ann Mariano

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    For the first time, nine women who made journalism history talk candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters who lived, worked, and loved surrounded by war. Their stories span a decade of America?s involvement in Vietnam, from the earliest days of the conflict until the last U.S. helicopters left Saigon in 1975.... more...

  • The Tet Effectby Jake Blood

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    A close examination of the role of intelligence in shaping America?s perception of the Vietnam War, looking closely at the intelligence leadership and decision process. In 1967, intelligence was called upon to bolster support for the Vietnam War and allowed America?s leaders to portray a ?bankrupt? enemy ready to quit the battlefield. The audacious... more...

  • Colonial Cambodia's 'Bad Frenchmen'by Gregor Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Colonial Cambodia's "Bad Frenchmen" provides a captivating analysis of the gradual establishment of French colonialism in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on new materials from French, Vietnamese and Cambodian archives, it reconstructs a time during which France struggled to give meaning and substance to its Protectorate over Cambodia. It... more...

  • Why Did They Kill?by Alexander Laban Hinton

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of genocide. In it, Alexander Hinton focuses on the devastation that took place in Cambodia from April 1975 to January... more...

  • Archaeologies of the Middle Eastby Susan Pollock; Reinhard Bernbeck

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.95 US$ 130.82

    Archaeologies of the Middle East provides an innovative introduction to the archaeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present. Written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East: scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of interests and intellectual approaches Coverage spans 100,000 years:... more...

  • Assuming the Burdenby Mark Lawrence

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    This beautifully crafted and solidly researched book explains why and how the United States made its first commitment to Vietnam in the late 1940s. Mark Atwood Lawrence deftly explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World. Drawing on an unprecedented... more...