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Vietnam Download Vietnam Author Stanley Karnow Bassgrotto.co.uk This Narrative Clarifies, Analyzes Demystifies The Vietnam War Free Of Ideological Bias, Profound In Its Understanding, Compassionate In Its Human Portrayals, It S Filled With Fresh Revelations Drawn From Secret Documents Exclusive Interviews With Participants French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese Diplomats, Military Commanders, Government Officials, Journalists, Nurses, Workers Soldiers.PrefaceThe War Nobody WonPiety PowerThe Heritage Of Vietnamese NationalismThe War With The French The Light That Failed America S Mandarin Vietnam Is The PlaceThe End Of Diem The Commitments Deepen Disorder DecisionLBJ Goes To WarEscalation Debate, Diplomacy, DoubtTet Nixon S WarThe Peace That Never WasChronologyCast Of Principal CharactersNotes On SourcesAcknowledgmentsPhoto CreditsIndex


10 thoughts on “Vietnam

  1. says:

    The bookshelves lining every wall of my office attest to the many different historical topics that have interested me over the years There are books on the Romans, the Zulus, and the Irish A history of Israel leans against a biography of Woodrow Wilson An entire shelf is sagging beneath my recent fascination with World War I There arebooks about Nazis than I m proud to admit Curiously lacking from what I humbly perceive to be a wide ranging selection of topics, are books about the Vie The bookshelves lining every wall of my office attest to the many different historical topics that have interested me over the years There are books on the Romans, the Zulus, and the Irish A history of Israel leans against a biography of Woodrow Wilson An entire shelf is sagging beneath my recent fascination wit...


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    This book is probably the essential one for any person interested in learning the history of the Vietnam War It s a reread for me I also recommend the PBS series that goes along with it The saddest part is all of the missed opportunities, many that I had forgotten about General Giap had been embittered by the death of his young wife in a French jail along with her infant child Her sister was guillotined in Saigon for terrorism during the war with the French The Cao Dai cult was founded in This book is probably the essential one for any person interested in learning the history of the Vietnam War It s a reread for me I also recommend the PBS series that goes along with it The saddest part is all of the missed opportunities, many that I had forgotten about General Giap had been embittered by the death of his young wife in a French jail along with her infant child Her sister was guillotined in Saigon for terrorism during the war with the French The Cao Dai cult was founded in 1919 by Ngo Van Chieu, a mystic who claimed to commune with a spirit he called Cao Dai It appealed to the Vietnamese taste for the supernatural It held that the best creed ought to combine the best religious and secular beliefs Jesus, Buddha, Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Sun Yat sen, among others Its main temple ...


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    I recently watched the excellent Ken Burns PBS Documentary on Vietnam and wanted to learnabout the war This book was written by a journalist who covered Asia from 1959 thru 1974 Due to his honest, thorough reporting of the Vietnam War, he gained a place on Nixon s Master List of Nixon s Political Opponents He began writing this book in the 1980 s and, as part of his research, interviewed many of the key players on both sides of the conflict It s a very well written book and a great o I recently watched the excellent Ken Burns PBS Documentary on Vietnam ...


  4. says:

    Stanley Karnow s Vietnam A History is a monumental undertaking for both the author and the reader tracing the history of Vietnam and its quest for freedom through the ages up until the 1980 s when the book was published Karnow is well qualified to write this text, with a career reporting on Vietnam that dates back to the 1950 s I was impressed with the interviews he did to write the book in many cases interview people who fought on both sides of a battle It was enlightening to read the Nort Stanley Karnow s Vietnam A History is a monumental undertaking for both the author and the reader tracing the history of Vietnam and its quest for freedom through the ages up until the 1980 s when the book was published Karnow is well qualified to write this text, with a career reporting on Vietnam that dates back to the 1950 s I was impressed with the interviews he did to write the book in many cases interview people who fought on both sides of a battle It...


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    Karnow presents a spectacular historical look at the War in Vietnam and how things got out of hand for numerous US Administrations It also gives an excellent historical context of where things went wrong and how the war that seemed so simple on paper went so wrong It was, truly, one that tore a nation apart and divided generations of Americans, still healing from the Second and Korean Wars Karnow uses his journalistic abilities to properly place Vietnam in the larger scale of things and to sh Karnow presents a spectacular historical look at the War in Vietnam and how things got out of hand for numerous US Administrations It also gives an excellent historical context of where things went wrong and how the war that seemed so simple on paper went so wrong It was, truly, one that tore a nation apart and divided generations of Americans, still healing from the Second and Korean Wars Karnow uses his journalistic abilities to properly place Vietnam in the larger scale of things and to show how the US entered the war, the apparent Goliath, and exited with their tails between their legs A major gaffe for...


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    Is this a good book It depends on what you re looking for This book has many merits It is comprehensive, it attempts to explain Vietnamese history, and it is full of on the spot interviews and remembrances This remains the basic history text of record on American involvement in Vietnam There is a breadth of perspect...


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    At around 270,000 words, Stanley Karnow s Vietnam A History is something of a monster, as is its subject Even those who did not live through the era when reports of the conflict dominated most international news, the title itself is still probably recognised as something iconic, something that sums up the third quarter of the twentieth century The word iconic would be inaccurate, however Icons are small images that suggest something bigger Vietnam, as a subject, as a reality, was always a At around 270,000 words, Stanley Karnow s Vietnam A Histor...


  8. says:

    Although I grew up during and was significantly affected by the invasion of Vietnam by the USA, although I had been substantially active in opposing the war and had read a great deal of material on the subject, this is the first real history of Vietnam I have completed.It is not a perfect history Based on research Karnow had conducted for a multipart, award winning television documentary, it is too focused on the United States to constitute a real history of Vietnam Further, his treatment is s Although I grew up during and was significantly affected by the invasion of Vietnam by the USA, although I had been substantially act...


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    Aaccurate subtitle for this book might be A Political History Nonetheless epic, Karnow manages to chronicle the conflicts that culminated with the North Vietnamese takeover of Saigon in 1975 with impressive narrative clarity For anyone hoping to make sense of how the undeclared Vietnam war came about and eventually unraveled, this is essential reading and Karnow makes no bones about it intractable political egos were largely to blame ...


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    This is a big one It was the basis of one of the best documentary series ever broadcast Vietnam A Television History on PBS in the early 80s It was one of the great multi part limited series, like Ken Burns The Civil War or Eyes on the Prize III.I had this book in my collection for at least 15 years before finally tackling it almost two years ago I found the earlier parts of the bookfascinating, the long history of Vietnam, its culture and rulers and politics and the u This is a big one It was the basis of one of the best documentary series ever broadcast Vietnam A Television History on PBS in the early 80s It was one of the great multi part limited series, like Ken Burns The Civil War or Eyes on the Prize III.I had this book in my collection for at least 15 years before finally tackling it almost two years ago I found the earlier parts of the bookfascinating, the long history of Vietnam, its culture and rulers and politics and the unfortunate legacy of constant conquest and invasio...