The Vietnam war
- ISBN: 9781405824705
- Editorial: Pearson Education Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2007
- Lugar de la edición: Harlow. Reino Unido
- Edición número: 2nd ed
- Colección: Seminar studies in history
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 143
- Idiomas: Inglés
One of the most popular titles in the "Seminar Studies" series, "The Vietnam War" examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory. This new edition brings the book up to date with current academic debates and includes new source material. Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict, including: US motivations for entering the war and the military strategies employed; the role of the media; the rise of domestic opposition; and the war's impact in the US and Vietnam. The new edition also provides insights into the political decisions of the Vietnamese communists, and Vietnam's relations with other major powers, particularly China and the Soviet Union. The main text is supported by a documents section, expanded for the new edition, and a range of study tools, including a chronology of events, a guide to characters, a glossary of terms and a new bibliographical essay. Concise yet thorough, the book provides students with an accessible and stimulating introduction to the war. Mitchell K. Hall is Professor of History at Central Michigan University. He is the author of "Because of Their Faith" (1990) and "Crossroads: American Popular Culture and the Vietnam Generation" (2005).