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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Rethinking the Vietnam War

ISBN 9780333984901
Publication Date August 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Rethinking World Politics

Looking back from a 21st century, post cold-war, vantage point, John Dumbrell provides a broad-ranging and sober reassessment of the Vietnam war and its political and historical significance for America, Vietnam itself, their allies, the region and the world. While concluding that America clearly did lose the war, the author re-examines recurrent myths and assumptions (for example about US public opinion and media coverage) and highlights areas of dispute still outstanding today.

JOHN DUMBRELL is Professor of Government at Durham University, UK.

Rethinking the Vietnam War
The Developing War
Lyndon Johnson's War
The Tet Offensive
Nixon's War
The Antiwar Movement
The Military Dimension
Understanding the Vietnamese Revolution
Endings and Reverberations

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