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By Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

A spouse to the Vietnam conflict includes twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and so much divisive international clash. It represents the simplest present scholarship in this arguable and influential episode in glossy American historical past. Highlights problems with nationalism, tradition, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam battle background, together with American warfare regulations, the Vietnamese viewpoint, the antiwar move, and the yank domestic entrance. Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject. incorporates a choose bibliography to steer additional learn.

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The issue is especially poignant for US observers because of the lingering debate over Washington's failure to respond to Ho Chi Minh's appeal for support against the French. Some have argued that had the Truman administration granted diplomatic recognition to the DRV, the later Vietnam tragedy could have been avoided. Ho actively encouraged such views, declaring his admiration of American society in meetings with US visitors and even hinting a willingness to accept a US military and economic presence in a future independent Vietnam.

Patti, Archimedes 1980: Why Vietnam: Prelude to America's Albatross. Berkeley: University of California Press. CHAPTER THREE Belated Asian Allies: The Technical and Military Contributions of Japanese Deserters, (1945-50) CHRISTOPHER E. GOSCHA 1 The military service of foreigners takes on great importance in terms of the numbers of men involved and [it] oers a considerable variety of cases. One sometimes associates it with the pejorative idea of mercenaries, which is often unjustified. GiYMtima~roediihimilittWyt~ds of the State.

A Ho Chi Minh Museum, designed by Soviet and Czech architects, has been erected behind the forbidding Lenin-style mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. The museum represents an ambitious effort to place Ho Chi Minh in the context of his times, and museum officials are assiduously attempting to collect new materials relating to his life for display or placement in the archives. Smaller museums have been opened in his home province ofNghe Tinh and in Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as Saigon).

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