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Vietnam Experience Passing the Torch, The by  Stephen and the editors of Boston Publishing Company  Samuel; Weiss - First Edition 6th Printing - from Fully Booked (SKU: 000961)

Vietnam Experience Passing the Torch, The

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Vietnam Experience Passing the Torch, The

by Doyle, Edward; Lipsman, Samuel; Weiss, Stephen and the editors of Boston Publishing Company

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Boston: Boston Publishing Company Corners, Boards Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards. CONTENTS: Introduction: Asia in Ferment; Chapter 1/The French Return; Chapter 2/The Tiger and the Elephant; Chapter 3/Dien Bien Phu and Geneva; Chapter 4/Two Vietnams; Chapter 5/The Revolution Continues; Chapter 6/Diem; Chapter 7/Twilight of Peace; Chapter 8/A Nation at War; Chapter 9/Year of Decision; Names, Acronyms, Terms; PICTURE ESSAYS Images of War; The French Foreign Legion; Exodus to the South; Vietnam in the Movies; Waging the Cold War; MAPS The Tonkin Battleground; The War in Indochina, 1950-1952; The Battle Scene, Dien Bien Phu; Balance of Power Before Partition, July 1954; Movement of Refugees South, 1954; The Political-Religious Sects in South Vietnam, April-June 1955; Battle of Saigon, April 28, 1955; Insurgency in the South, 1959-1960. ABOUT THE EDITORS AND AUTHORS: Editor-in-Chief: Robert Manning, a long-time journalist, has previously been editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly magazine and its press. He served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He has also been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Staff Writers: Edward Doyle, an historian, received his masters degree at the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Samuel Lipsman, a former Fulbright Scholar, received his M.A. and M.Phil. in history at Yale. Terrence Maitland has written for several publications, including Newsweek magazine and the Boston Globe. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and has an M.S. from Boston University. Stephen Weiss has been a fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago. An American historian, he received his M.A. and M.Phil. at Yale. Historical Consultant: David P. Chandler, a former U.S. foreign service officer, is research director of the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His major publications include In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History (coauthor) and The Land and People of Cambodia. Thomas J. Corcoran, a career foreign service officer, now retired, served in various posts in Indochina between 1951 and 1977 as well as in the U.S. State Department and Pacific military command (CINCPAC) headquarters in Honolulu. Vincent H. Demma, an historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History, is currently working on the center's history of the Vietnam conflict. Lee Ewing, editor of Army Times, served two years in Vietnam as a combat intelligence officer with the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) and the 101st Airborne Division. Picture Consultant: Ngo Vinh Long is a social historian specializing in China and Vietnam. Born in Vietnam and living in the United States, he returned there most recently in 1980. He has published several books and many articles on Vietnam. His books include Before the Revolution: The Vietnamese Peasants Under the French and Report From a Vietnamese Village.. First Edition 6th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (As Issued). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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Vietnam Experience Passing the Torch, The
Doyle, Edward; Lipsman, Samuel; Weiss, Stephen and the editors of Boston Publishing Company
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