Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (häftad)
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Young, Marilyn B.
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Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (häftad)

Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars

Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives

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The inaugural volume in the OUP/National History Centre series, MAKING SENSE OF THE VIETNAM WARS promises to be the most up-to-date book on the changing interpretations of the wars in Vietnam. Marilyn Young and Mark Bradley have assembled a superb cast of twelve scholars and writers, spanning the generations from those who were active during the Vietnam period through younger scholars who have been doing on-the-ground research in Vietnamese sources, as well as uncovering new sources from the Soviet Union, China, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.
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K. Blaser, CHOICE Many of the 11 articles in Making Sense present wide-ranging examples of new and less conventional approaches to examining the war, with a particular focus on Vietnamese and international perspectives.... Essential.

Walter LaFeber, author of America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2006 This is a path-breaking, exceptionally well-researched book by both distinguished scholars who link and reinterpret the entire 1940s to 1970s series of conflicts, and leading scholars who have explored new archival sources for the first time--not least in Vietnam itself--to provide fresh, significant, and revealing insights into key aspects of a many-layered, and ever-haunting, war.

George Herring, author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 Examining the topic from local, national, and international perspectives, this important volume provides a superb introduction to the most recent scholarship on the Vietnam War.

Patrick Hagopian, The Journal of American History The cutting-edge research in this volume constitutes a crucial addition to the library of anyone interested in the histories of the Vietnam Wars.

James McAllister, History: Reviews of New Books There is little doubt that Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars will influence how future students of the war move forward in their efforts to understand the conflict.

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<br>Mark Philip Bradley is Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago. <br>Marilyn B. Young is Professor of History, New York University<br>


INTRODUCTION: MAKING SENSE OF THE VIETNAM WARS- MARK PHILIP BRADLEY AND MARILYN B. YOUNG; PART ONE: AMERICAN INTERVENTION AND THE COLD WAR CONSENSUS; 1. Explaining the Early Decisions: The United States and the French War, 1945-1954- Mark Atwood Lawrence (University of Texas at Austin); 2. No Place to Fight a War: Laos and the Evolution of U.S. Policy toward Vietnam, 1954-1963-Seth Jacobs; 3. Explaining the Vietnam War: Dominant and Contending Paradigms-Gareth Porter (independent scholar); 4. There Aint No Daylight: Lyndon Johnson and the Politics of Escalation- Fredrik Logevall (Cornell University); PART TWO: THE COMING OF WAR IN VIETNAM; 5. Through a Glass Darkly: Reading the History of the Vietnamese Communist Party, 1945-1975-Sophie Quinn-Judge (Temple University); 6. Vision, Power and Agency: The Ascent of Ngo Dinh Diem, 1945-1954- Edward Miller (Dartmouth University); 7. Taking Notice of the Everyday- David Hunt (University of Massachusetts- Boston); 8. Co So Cach Mang and the Social Network of War- Heonik Kwon (University of Edinburgh); PART THREE: WARS END AND ENDLESS WARS; 9. Cold War Contradictions: Toward an International History of the Second Indochina War, 1969-1973- Lien Hang T. Nguyen (University of Kentucky); 10. Help Us Tell the Truth about Vietnam: POW/MIA Politics and the End of the American War- Michael J. Allen (North Carolina State University); 11. Official History, Revisionist History and Wild History- David W.P. Elliott (Pomona College); SUGGESTED READINGS