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The Vietnam War (Twentieth-Century Wars)
The Vietnam War was a thirty-year conflict that actually included several wars, cost billions of dollars, resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths, and reverberated throughout the international community. Now in this new concise overview David Anderson lays out the origins, course, and historical legacies of the war for students. The text discusses...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published February 25th 2005)
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Interesting primer on a topic that, sadly, was never discussed in depth in during my high school education. (And I haven't focused on South East Asia or 20th century American History in my further educational endeavors.) It's not an exaggeration to say that not once, until reading this book, was I aware (or taught) that this conflict originated in colonialism and the many anti-colonial struggles of the 20th century. Of course the line that I was fed was U.S. anti-communist containment policy. An ...more