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Triumph Forsaken. The Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Door Mark Moyar

Categorie
Geschiedenis Azië
Boeknummer
#199912
Titel
Triumph Forsaken. The Vietnam War, 1954-1965
Auteur
Moyar, Mark
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Cambridge University Press
Jaar van uitgave
2003
ISBN10
0521757630
ISBN13
9780521757638
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from all sides, Triumph Forsaken, first published in 2007, overturns most of the historical orthodoxy on the Vietnam War. Through the analysis of international perceptions and power, it shows that South Vietnam was a vital interest of the United States. The book provides many insights into the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 and demonstrates that the coup negated the South Vietnamese government's tremendous, and hitherto unappreciated, military and political gains between 1954 and 1963. After Diem's assassination, President Lyndon Johnson had at his disposal several aggressive policy options that could have enabled South Vietnam to continue the war without a massive US troop infusion, but he ruled out these options because o... (Lees verder)f faulty assumptions and inadequate intelligence, making such an infusion the only means of saving the country.
Pagina's
552
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 12,50

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