Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The organization and techniques of the national liberation front of south vietnam. Has the USAID stamp on back of the ffe. Previous owner name on FFE. The DJ has small chips/tears and edgewear.
Very Good with no dust jacket. , 88 pages, folding map, wrappers, very good. "This monograph was prepared by Douglas Pike for the United States Mission, Viet-Nam. About the author: Born in Minnesota in 1925, Douglas Pike was educated at the University of California (Berkeley); American University in Washington, DC and the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology ~ He has been an officer of the United States Information Agency since 1958 when he covered the White House for the Voice of America. Subsequent assignments have taken him to Viet-Nam and to Tokyo where he is currently serving as the Special Assistant for Political Military Affairs to the Director of the United States Information Service in Japan."; 88 pages.
Good. Stamp of previous owner inside front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. , 88 p. : fold. col. map.; 21 cm. Occasional footnotes. Glossary. This monograph was prepared for th United States Mission, Viet Nam. Another version appears to have been printed by the M.I.T. press, but there is no indication that this publication was produced or distributed by M.I.T. From Wikipedia: "Douglas E. Pike (July 27, 1924-May 13, 2002) was a leading historian and foremost scholar on the Vietnam War and the Viet Cong based at Texas Tech University from 1997, was director of the Indochina Archive at the University of California, Berkeley from 1981 and prior to that served as Foreign Service Officer in Asia, with assignments in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei. Pike served for 15 years as the State Department's leading analyst. He was considered the leading expert on the VC and NVA before his death in 2002. Pike has a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Northern Dakota and international communications from UC Berkeley. He was the founder of the journal Indochina Chronology which was subscribed to by academics and diplomats worldwide. He has authored numerous books and articles on the war and the VC. His book PAVN: Peoples Army of Vietnam has been described as "one of the two or three most significant books to emerge from the war"." Also from WIkipedia: "The Viet Cong, or National Liberation Front, was a political organization and army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War (1959 1975), and emerged on the winning side. It had both guerrilla and regular army units, as well as a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled. Many soldiers were recruited in South Vietnam, but others were attached to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), the regular North Vietnamese army. During the war, communists and anti-war spokesmen insisted the Viet Cong was an insurgency indigenous to the South, while the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments portrayed the group as a tool of Hanoi. Although the terminology distinguishes northerners from the southerners, communist forces were under a single command structure set up in 1958. North Vietnam established the National Liberation Front in 1960 to ferment insurgency in the South. Many of the Viet Cong's core members were "regroupees, " southern Viet Minh who had resettled in the North after the Geneva Accord (1954). Hanoi gave the regroupees military training and sent them back to the South along the Ho Chi Minh trail in the early 1960s. The NLF called for southern Vietnamese to "overthrow the camouflaged colonial regime of the American imperialists" and to make "efforts toward the peaceful unification." The Viet Cong's best-known action was the Tet Offensive, a massive assault on more than 100 South Vietnamese urban centers in 1968, including an attack on the US embassy in Saigon. The offensive riveted the attention of the world's media for weeks, but also overextended the Viet Cong. Later communist offensives were conducted predominately by the North Vietnamese. The organisation was dissolved in 1976 when North and South Vietnam were officially unified under a communist government."
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