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Why the North Won the Vietnam War : St Martins Press - M. Gilbert

Why the North Won the Vietnam War

St Martins Press

By: M. Gilbert (Editor)

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Published: 21st August 2002
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In this new collection of essays on the Vietnam War, eminent scholars of the Second Indochina conflict consider several key factors that led to the defeat of the United States and its allies. The book adopts a candid and critical look at the U.S.'s stance and policies in Vietnam, and refuses to condemn, excuse, or apologize for America's actions in the conflict. Rather, the contributors think widely and creatively about the varied reasons that may have accounted for the U.S.'s failure to defeat the North Vietnamese Army, such as role played by economics in America's defeat. Other fresh perspectives on the topic include American intelligence failure in Vietnam, the international dimensions of America's defeat in Vietnam, and the foreign policy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

'The well-written scholarly essays in this collection concentrate on what North Vietnam did right.' - M. O'Donnell, Choice



'...a fine and well-written study particularly suited for undergraduate and graduate student instruction.' - Erik B. Villard, Journal of Military History



'...offer[s] a good deal of fresh thinking about the war...' - Ruud van Dijk, H-World H-Net Reviews

Abbreviations and Acronymsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Victory by Other Means: The Foreign Policy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnamp. 47
Fighting without Allies: The International Dimensions of America's Defeat in Vietnamp. 77
Why the South Won the American War in Vietnamp. 97
How America's Own Military Performance in Vietnam Aided and Abetted the "North's" Victoryp. 117
Impatience, Illusion, and Asymmetry: Intelligence in Vietnamp. 137
The Cost of Losing the "Other War" in Vietnamp. 153
The Role of Economic Culture in Victory and Defeat in Vietnamp. 201
"Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh Is Gonna Win!"p. 219
Hall of Mirrorsp. 233
About the Authorsp. 241
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780312295271
ISBN-10: 0312295278
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 21st August 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1