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A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
In A Time for War, Schulzinger paints a vast yet intricate canvas of more than three decades of conflict in Vietnam, from the first rumblings of rebellion against the French colonialists to the American intervention and eventual withdrawal. His comprehensive narrative incorporates every aspect of the warfrom the military (as seen in his brisk account of the French failure ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published May 1st 1997)
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Time is a major theme in this book. The author emphasises its importance in describing the events of the long Vietnam War. The patience of North Vietnam (they said they had a thousand years to accomplish their goals) is compared to the American sense that time was running out before public war-weariness set in. Time controlled the clockwork of approaching U. S. elections which in turn always affected the pace of military operations and of negotiations. Time was a factor in the perceptions of the ...more