AMERICA IN VIETNAM: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY by Lloyd C. Gardner, William A. Williams


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This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam.
Through a wide variety of documents—including newly opened presidential papers, congressional debates, military reports, treaties, and newspaper articles—the authors trace the origins of the war back to pre–World War II attitudes and then proceed through the development of the "domino theory" and the policies of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon to the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.
Each of the editors has written an introductory essay to place the documents in heir historical context. These essays explore the controversial questions raised by Vietnam—such as whether each president understood what he was getting into, whether (as some now charge) the media and public opinion undermined America's ability to win the war, whether official statements were intended to mislead the American people, and, most fundamentally, why America was in Vietnam.

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About the author:
William Appleman Williams (1921-1990), an influential American historian and writer, was a member of the History faculty at Oregon State University from 1968-1986. He is regarded to be a founder of the "revisionist school" of American diplomatic history. The author of several books, Williams' The Contours of American History (1961), was named one of the 100 best non-fiction books written in English in the twentieth century by the Modern Library. The Williams Papers consist of correspondence, news articles, books and memorabilia.

AMERICA IN VIETNAM: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY by Lloyd C. Gardner, William A. Williams
Sprache: Englisch
Taschenbuch - 360 Seiten - W. W. Norton & Company
Erscheinungsdatum: 1. Juni 1989
ISBAN: 0393305554
Preis: € 13,95

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