Vietnam at War
OUP Oxford, 26-03-2009 - 256 trang
The Vietnam War tends to conjure up images of American soldiers battling an elusive enemy in thick jungle, the thudding of helicopters overhead. But there were in fact many Vietnam wars - an anticolonial war with France, a cold war turned hot with the United States, a civil war between North and South Vietnam and among the southern Vietnamese, a revolutionary war of ideas over what should guide Vietnamese society into its postcolonial future, and finally a war of memories after the official end of hostilities with the fall of Saigon in 1975. This book looks at how the Vietnamese themselves experienced all of these conflicts, showing how the wars for Vietnam were rooted in fundamentally conflicting visions of what an independent Vietnam should mean that in many ways remain unresolved to this day. Drawing upon twenty years of research, Mark Philip Bradley examines the thinking and the behaviour of the key wartime decision-makers in Hanoi and Saigon, while at the same time exploring how ordinary Vietnamese, northerners and southerners, men and women, soldiers and civilians, urban elites and rural peasants, radicals and conservatives, came to understand the thirty years of bloody warfare that unfolded around them - and how they made sense of its aftermath.
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Review: Vietnam at WarĐánh giá của Người dùng - Ainiah - Goodreads
Gives a rather comprehensive overview of how the Vietnam War came to be and how it ended. Easy to read and doesn't overwhelm with too many details. Personal stories included as well. Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá
Review: Vietnam at WarĐánh giá của Người dùng - Keti - Goodreads
Quite a thorough view of the different perspectives of the Vietnamese identity from 1920s onwards, especially following the Anti-Colonial and American wars from 1950s-1975. Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá