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A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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James Murphy
Sep 20, 2009 James Murphy rated it it was amazing
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
Chester Wallace
Nov 16, 2013 Chester Wallace rated it liked it
Parts of this book were interesting but mainly it was a very political look at the American involvement in Vietman. Not much on the social aspect or life of soldiers in the field, which has more of an interest with myself.
Craig
Jun 21, 2010 Craig rated it liked it
Diplomatic history of the Vietnam War. Comprehensive and starts (as the title states) in the 1940s. Good background for classroom.
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