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ISBN: 0070283931 / ISBN-13: 9780070283930

America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

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  • America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 (McGraw-Hill Companies) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by George C Herring

    America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

    Trade paperback, McGraw-Hill Companies
    1996
    English
    3rd ed.

    ISBN: 0070283931
    ISBN-13: 9780070283930

    Widely recognized as a major contribution to the study of American involvement in Vietnam, this comprehensive and balanced account analyzes the ultimate failure of the war, and the impact of the war on US foreign policy. The book seeks to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective and to offer answers to vital questions. This new edition has been necessitated not only by the development in the field, but also by dramatic change in the world in the time since the last edition.

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fish1947

Good concise history of the policy decisions

by fish1947 on Aug 4, 2011

A good concise review of the policy decisions, less an indepth text on the military details. It is a good read since the policy decisions led us into this morass. LBJ is perhaps unfairly remembered as the only culprit, whereas each preceding administration left it in worse shape to the successor. Johnson got the worst mess and listened to the wrong advisors. My copy was advertised as "highlighted". I was expecting yellow highlighting NOT the dark purple which made some passages barely legible.

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FIRSTBATTLER

EXCELLENT VIETNAM WAR PRIMER

by FIRSTBATTLER on May 10, 2007

I found George C. Herring's "America'a Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975" an excellent one volume primer on the Vietnam War from the American perspective. In a relatively short narrative (272pp), Herring presents the broad outlines of the Vietnam experience from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon. It is excellent storytelling, a quick read and quite a page turner. I highly recommend this volume (from 1979) to the student of U.S. History and can easily see this work offered as required reading for advanced courses on American History since World War II, American Diplomatic History and The Vietnam War. Graduate students, teachers and other US History enthusiasts would want this volume in their collections for the footnotes and the chapter on "Suggestions for Additional Reading" to show the state of Vietnam War historiography and research materials at the time of Herring's writing.

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