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Vietnam by Stanley Karnow
Paperback $24.00

Jun 01, 1997 | 784 Pages

  • Paperback $24.00

    Jun 01, 1997 | 784 Pages

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“The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have.” –Boston Globe

“This is history writing at its best.” -Chicago Sun-Times

“Even those of us who think we know something about it will read with fascination.” The New York Times

“A landmark work…The most complete account to date of the Vietnam tragedy.” The Washington Post Book World

Table Of Contents

1. The War Nobody Won
2. Piety and Power
3. The Heritage of Vietnamese Nationalism
4. The War with the French
5. The Light that Failed
6. America’s Mandarin
7. Vietnam Is the Place
8. The End of Diem
9. The Commitments Deepen
10. Disorder and Decision
11. LBJ Goes to War
12. Escalation
13. Debate, Diplomacy, Doubt
14. Tet
15. Nixon’s War
16. The Peace that Never Was

Cast of Principal Characters
Notes on Sources
Photo Credits

Photographs appear at the opening of each chapter.Maps appear on pages 114, 123, 219, 349, 537, 677.

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