Vietnam Wars 1945-1990
ISBN: 0060921072
EAN13: 9780060921071
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 25, 1991
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.6" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
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When looking back at the long history of United States involvement in Vietnam, many have asked the question Why were we there? There have been a number of answers; a U.S. presence in Vietnam was instrumental in opening up trade for Japan, creating a more capitalist world after 1945, and even stabilizing France during World War I. Of course, as war dragged on and more and more Americans were wounded or killed, many felt that there was no possible justification for the horrors taking place in this small Southeast Asian country.

Marilyn Young's award-winning The Vietnam Wars does not so much address the question of why we were in Vietnam, instead focusing on the question of how. How did we get there? How did we keep expanding the war? And how did we finally manage to get out? The Vietnam Wars is a comprehensive, balanced view of our troubled history with Vietnam, one that is vividly echoed in world events today.

Marilyn Young is a professor of history at New York University. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. at Harvard University, and her B.A. at Vassar College. She is the author of many books, including Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895-1901, Transforming Russia and China: Revolutionary Struggle in the 20th century (with William Rosenberg), and Promissory Notes: Women and the Transition to Socialism (with Rayna Rapp and Sonia Kruks). She was Read More chevron_right

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