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Young, Marilyn Blatt
The Vietnam War : a history in documents / Marilyn B. Young, John J. Fitzgerald, A. Tom Grunfeld
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003, c2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DS557.7 .Y677 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources
Physical Description 175 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Contents What is a document? -- How to read a document -- Little history, by way of introduction -- First Indochina war -- Vietnam approaches America ; America responds -- Waist deep in the big muddy -- Temporary peace ; Eisenhower's Vietnam ; Kennedy's war -- America's war -- War expands ; Public debate -- Selling patriotism -- Going to war -- Soldiers at war ; Other voices ; Condition of the army -- People divided -- African-American community ; Opposition within the military -- Nixon's war -- My Lai ; Nixon doctrine ; Bombing Hanoi to the bargaining table -- After the war -- Looking back ; Legacies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-166) and index
Summary Provides a social and political context for the Vietnam War, with little coverage of the actual fighting. Focuses on the official documents, speeches, quotes, media commentary, and memoirs that trace the history of French, and later, American involvements in Southeast Asia
NOTE 503302
Series Pages from history
Alternate Author Fitzgerald, John J., 1941-
Grunfeld, A. Tom

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