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ISBN-13 9780205744305ISBN-10 0205744303
ISBN-10 0205744273ISBN-13 9780205744275
Author(s): Patrick J. Hearden
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 224

For courses on the Vietnam War, 20th century world history and American diplomatic history. Also appropriate as a supplemental text for U.S. history survey courses and history of Asia courses.

Brief and accessible text that provides comprehensive coverage of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War.

The Tragedy of Vietnam provides extensive background on the Vietnam War, the relevant history of Southeast Asia and the consequences of the Vietnam conflict on the region. Author Patrick Hearden examines the key decisions and questions surroudning the tragic American entanglement in Vietnam, providing readers with a fascinating discussion of why the United States became involved in this war and why this involvement persisted for nearly a quarter of a century. This book covers the social, economic, ideological, diplomatic and military aspects of the Vietnam War.