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- Author(s)Mark Atwood Lawrence
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication03/04/2014
- GenreMilitary History
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteillustrations, maps
- Weight278 g
- Width154 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction ; Two maps of Vietnam ; I. Vietnamese Nationalism and Communism (to 1945) ; 1. Excerpt from History of the Loss of Vietnam [Viet Nam Vong Quoc Su] by Phan Boi Chau, 1905 ; 2. Excerpt from Lettres du Tonkin et de Madagascar by Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey, 1921, including reflections on native population and goals of French colonialism ; 3. A Song of National Restoration by anonymous, in Colonialism Experienced: Vietnamese Writings on Colonialism, 1900-1931, ed. Truong Buu Lam ; 4. Vietnamese appeal for self-determination at Versailles, June 1919 ; 5. Ho Chi Minh speech at the founding of the Indochinese Communist Party, February 18, 1930 ; II. From Colonial War to Cold War Crisis (1945-1954) ; 1. Ho Chi Minh's declaration of independence, September 2, 1945 ; 2. Telegram from Secretary of State George C. Marshall to U.S. embassy in Paris saying U.S. sees no easy answers to war in Indochina, February 3, 1947 ; 3. Telegram from French High Commissioner Leon Pignon to Ministry of Overseas France on meaning of communist victory in China and Chinese recognition of DRV, January 24, 1950 ; 4. Political cartoon from Rochester Times-Union, Neighbors Now, depicting Stalin menacing Southeast Asia, January 1950 ; 5. CIA study, Consequences to the US of Communist Domination of Southeast Asia, October 13, 1950 ; 6. Excerpt of report by Ho Chi Minh to the 2nd Congress of the Vietnam Workers Party, February 1951, especially section on forthcoming tasks such as land reform, creating the new man, and building up the army ; 7. Excerpt, Ngo Van Chieu, Diary of a Viet Minh Fighter [Journal d'un combatant viet-minh], 1955. ; III. Between Two Storms (1954-1961) ; 1. Dwight Eisenhower domino theory press conference, April 7, 1954 ; 2. Memorandum of conversation among Vyacheslav Molotov, Zhou Enlai, and Pham Van Dong, from Molotov's journal, July 17, 1954 ; 3. Declaration by the government of Ngo Dinh Diem opposing elections to unify Vietnam, August 9, 1955 ; 4. Le Duan, The Path of Revolution in the South [Duong Loi Cach Mang Mien Nam], circa 1956, trans. Robert K. Brigham ; 5. Ngo Dinh Diem speech to National Press Club, Washington, D.C., May 1957 ; 6. Excerpt from No Other Road to Take: Memoir of Mrs. Nguyen Thi Dinh, 1976, trans. Mai Van Elliott ; IV. Americanization (1961-1965) ; 1. Walt Rostow speech, Guerrilla Warfare in the Underdeveloped Areas, August 7, 1961 ; 2. Excerpt of resolution of the 9th Congress of the Vietnam Workers Party, December 1963, especially sections expressing uncertainty about U.S. intentions after Diem coup ; 3. Memo by David Nes for Henry Cabot Lodge, Where We Stand in Vietnam, February 17, 1964 ; 4. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, August 7, 1964 ; 5. Vietnam Workers Party Politburo resolution, January 2, 1965, urging that nation prepare for bigger war against U.S. forces but not give up on negotiated solution ; 6. Memo by McGeorge Bundy for President Johnson, January 27, 1965, stating that the moment of decision had arrived ; 7. Memorandum for President Johnson by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, February 17, 1965, emphasizing political dangers of escalation ; V. Waging War (1965-1968) ; 1. Lyndon Johnson speech at Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 1965 ; 2. Pham Van Dong speech with four points, April 8, 1965 ; 3. Minutes of LBJ meetings with advisers, July 21-22, 1965, discussing big new troop commitments ; 4. Le Duan, Letters to the South [Thu Vao Nam], 1965, trans. Robert K. Brigham ; 5. North Vietnam propaganda poster, Firmly Defend the Frontiers of the Fatherland, from Vietnam Posters, ed. David Heather and Sherry Buchanan ; 6. Excerpt of oral history by Douglas Anderson, corpsman, 3rd battalion, 1st Marines, in Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Thirty-Three American Soldiers Who Fought It, ed. Al Santoli ; 7. Political cartoon, Obstacle Course, Sunday Telegraph (London), June 3, 1966 ; 8. Martin Luther King speech, A Time to Break Silence, Riverside C
- Author BiographyMark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Distinguished Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (OUP, 2008) and Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (2005). He is also coeditor of The First Indochina War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis (2007).
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