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The Communist Road To Power In Vietnam : Second Edition - William J. Duiker

The Communist Road To Power In Vietnam

Second Edition

Paperback Published: 5th May 1996
ISBN: 9780813385877
Number Of Pages: 463

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In this new edition of his widely acclaimed study, William Duiker has revised and updated his analysis of the Communist movement in Vietnam from its formation in 1930 to the dilemmas facing its leadership in the post-Cold War era. Making use of newly available documentary sources and recent Western scholarship, the author reevaluates Communist revolutionary strategy during the Vietnam War. Based on primary materials in several languages, this respected work is essential for an understanding of Vietnam in the twentieth century.

Preface to the Second Edition
List of Acronyms
Introductionp. 1
The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement (1900-1930)p. 5
Vietnamese Nationalismp. 5
Ho Chi Minh and the Origins of Vietnamese Marxismp. 14
The Formation of the Revolutionary Youth Leaguep. 17
The Road to Revolutionp. 19
The League and Vietnamese Nationalismp. 23
The Breakup of the Leaguep. 29
The Nghe Tinh Sovietsp. 33
Nghe Tinh in Retrospectp. 43
Out of the Ashes (1930-1941)p. 47
Under the Banner of the Cominternp. 47
Clouds of Warp. 52
Prelude to Revolt (1941-1945)p. 59
War in Europep. 60
The Bac Son Rebellionp. 63
The Cochin China Uprisingp. 64
The Formation of the Vietminhp. 67
Toward the General Uprisingp. 75
March to the Southp. 79
The Japanese Coup d'Etatp. 85
Creating the Liberated Zonep. 90
The Tan Trao Conferencep. 91
The Days of August (August-September 1945)p. 95
The August Revolutionp. 98
The Lessons of Augustp. 104
The Uneasy Peace (September 1945-December 1946)p. 111
The Vietminh in Powerp. 111
The Collapse of Communist Power in Cochin Chinap. 117
Negotiations with the Frenchp. 122
The Franco-Vietminh War (1947-1954)p. 133
The Chinese Modelp. 134
Withdrawalp. 137
Equilibriump. 141
The Bao Dai Solutionp. 143
The Communist Victory in Chinap. 146
The 1950 Border Offensivep. 151
Toward the General Offensivep. 153
The Other Warp. 160
The Navarre Planp. 162
The Battle of Dien Bien Phup. 168
The Road to Genevap. 170
Peace and Division (1954-1961)p. 179
Communist Strategy in the South, 1954-1957p. 182
The International Situationp. 194
The Darkest Hourp. 196
The Year of Decision, 1959p. 199
The Period of Spontaneous Uprisingsp. 201
The Third Party Congress, 1960p. 207
The National Liberation Frontp. 210
The Dialectics of Escalation (1961-1965)p. 215
Countering the "Special War"p. 219
Building up the PLAFp. 228
Fish on the Chopping Blockp. 230
The Fall of the Diem Regimep. 235
The Ninth Plenum of December 1963p. 239
Confrontation with Moscowp. 241
The Battlefield Solutionp. 245
Crisis in Saigonp. 247
The Fall of Khrushchevp. 250
War of Attrition (1965-1968)p. 255
Westmoreland's Strategyp. 257
Hanoi's Responsep. 260
The Strategy of Attrition: Washingtonp. 270
The Strategy of Attrition: Hanoip. 273
On the Diplomatic Frontp. 279
Shootout at the DMZp. 281
The Strains of Escalationp. 286
Toward the Decisive Hourp. 288
The Tet Offensivep. 291
The Results of Tetp. 295
Fighting and Negotiating (1968-1973)p. 299
The Battle of Khe Sanhp. 300
Maintaining the Offensivep. 302
Prelude to Negotiationsp. 307
The Invasion of Cambodiap. 309
Bit by Bitp. 315
The Easter Offensivep. 318
Peace Is at Handp. 323
The Final Drama (1973-1975)p. 329
Testing the Windp. 335
Attack in the Northp. 341
The Ho Chi Minh Campaignp. 344
The Divine Hammerp. 348
Denouementp. 349
Prospect and Retrospectp. 351
Factors in Communist Successp. 352
Vietnam as Modelp. 360
The Perils of Successp. 362
Foreign Policyp. 367
Reforming the Revolutionp. 370
A Final Wordp. 373
Notesp. 377
Selected Bibliographyp. 417
About the Book and Authorp. 423
Indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9780813385877
ISBN-10: 0813385873
Series: Nations of the Modern World : Asia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 463
Published: 5th May 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition