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Vietnamese Conflict

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  • Defend and Befriendby John Southard

    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...

  • "War Stories"by Gary Kulik

    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...

  • The Vietnam Warby Bernard C. Nalty; General William C. Westmoreland

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Vietnam War was the bloodiest and one of the most fascinating conflicts in the history of warfare. It began with America pouring massive military aid upon the South Vietnamese in an attempt to thwart a Communist takeover, and culminated in the "peace with honour" withdrawal by the Nixon administration. This authoritative account accurately details... more...

  • The Spitting Imageby Jerry Lembcke

    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...

  • 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...

  • Voices of the Vietnam POWsby Craig Howes

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 42.00

    Unsure whether they would be greeted as traitors or heroes, POWs returning from Vietnam responded by holding tight to their chosen motto, "Return with Honor." "We're giving the American people what they want and badly need--heroes," said a Vietnam jungle POW. "I feel it's our responsibility, our duty to help them where possible shed the idea this war... more...

  • Krazy Horby Stanley 'Krazy Hor' Krasnoff

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    The fascinating autobiography of Stan Krasnoff, a right-wing warrior who served with the American special forces in Vietnam. more...

  • The Uncensored Warby Daniel C. Hallin

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 87.99

    "A first-rate book which throws new light on the topic"-- The Washington Post Book World . "This splendid study of the way the media actually covered the war is among the best and most important books published on the war in Vietnam"-- History Book Review . This incisive history of the role of the media in Vietnam shows that, far from being consistently... more...

  • America's Shadowby William V. Spanos

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    A study of imperialism that stretches from ancient Rome to the post?Cold War world and focuses on the Vietnam War, this provocative work boldly revises our assumptions about the genealogy of the West. more...

  • Platoon Leaderby James R. McDonough

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.' "Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri... more...