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Making of a Quagmire : America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era (Revised) - David Halberstam

Making of a Quagmire

America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era (Revised)

Paperback Published: 28th December 2007
ISBN: 9780742560086
Number Of Pages: 223

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Pulitzer-prize winning author David Halberstam's eyewitness account of the most critical political period of U.S. involvement in Vietnam—the Kennedy/Diem era—remains as fresh and stimulating today as when it was first published in 1965. In the introduction to this edition, historian Daniel J. Singal provides crucial background information that was unavailable when the book was written.

Few journalists did more to educate Americans about the harsh realities of the Vietnam war than David Halberstam. The Making of a Quagmire offers numerous insights into the conflict between the American press and the U.S. government that began in those years and ultimately played a major role in the war. The book is a valuable introduction to Vietnam in the era of John F. Kennedy and Ngo Dinh Diem.--George C. Herring, University of Kentucky

Introduction Part I: Edging Toward Calamity: Vietnam in the Early 1960s Chapter 1: Coming into a Troubled Land Chapter 2: Latter-Day Mandarins: The Ngo Family Chapter 3: A Strange Alliance: The Americans and Diem Part II: The War in the Delta Chapter 4: In the Field with the ARVN Chapter 5: Finding an Elusive Foe Chapter 6: Disaster: The Battle of Ap Bac Chapter 7: Collapse in the Delta Part III: The Fall of the Diem Regime Chapter 8: The Buddhist Revolt Begins Chapter 9: The Raid on the Pagodas Chapter 10: A Slow Change in American Policy Chapter 11: The Saigon Press Controversy Chapter 12: The Final Days of Ngo Dinh Diem Chapter 13: What Should Be Done in Vietnam? Epilogue: Return to Vietnam

ISBN: 9780742560086
ISBN-10: 0742560082
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 28th December 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.39  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4