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ISBN-10 0205637418ISBN-13 9780205637416
ISBN-10 020563740XISBN-13 9780205637409
Author(s): George Donelson Moss
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 456

Vietnam: An American Ordeal provides a comprehensive narrative history of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, from 1942 to 1975. Unlike most general histories of U.S. involvement in Vietnam–which are either conventional, diplomatic or military histories–this text synthesizes the perspectives to explore both dimensions of the struggle in greater depth, elucidating more of the complexities of the U.S.-Vietnam entanglement. It explains why Americans tried so hard for so long to stop the spread of Communism in Indochina, and why they ultimately failed.