The Resource A time for war : the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975, Robert D. Schulzinger

A time for war : the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975, Robert D. Schulzinger

Label
A time for war : the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
Title
A time for war
Title remainder
the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Schulzinger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Time for War, Schulzinger paints a vast yet intricate canvas of more than three decades of conflict in Vietnam, from the first rumblings of rebellion against the French colonialists to the American intervention and eventual withdrawal. His comprehensive narrative incorporates every aspect of the warfrom the military (as seen in his brisk account of the French failure at Dienbienphu) to the economic (such as the wage increase sparked by the draft in the United States) to the political. Drawing on massive research, he offers a vivid and insightful portrait of the changes in Vietnamese politics and society, from the rise of Ho Chi Minh, to the division of the country, to the struggles between South Vietnamese president Diem and heavily armed religious sects, to the infighting and corruption that plagued Saigon. Schulzinger reveals precisely how outside powers - first the French, then the Americans - committed themselves to war in Indochina, even against their own better judgment. Roosevelt, for example, derided the French efforts to reassert their colonial control after World War II, yet Truman, Eisenhower, and their advisers gradually came to believe that Vietnam was central to American interests. The author's account of Johnson is particularly telling and tragic, describing how the president would voice clear-headed, even prescient warnings about the dangers of intervention - then change his mind, committing America's prestige and military might to supporting a corrupt, unpopular regime. Schlzinger offers sharp criticism of the American military effort, and provides a fascinating look inside the Nixon White House, showing how the Republican president dragged out the war long past the point when he realized that the United States could not win. Finally, Schulzinger paints a brilliant political and social portrait of the times, illuminating the impact of the war on the lives of ordinary Americans and Vietnamese. Schulzinger shows what the war was like for a common soldier, an American nurse, a navy flyer, a conscript in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, a Vietcong fighter, or an antiwar protester
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schulzinger, Robert D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.V5
LC item number
S37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indochinese War
  • Vietnam War
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Viêt-nam
  • Viêt-nam
  • Viêt-nam
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Vietnam
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Etats-Unis
  • Viet-Nam
  • Guerre d'Indochine (1946-1954)
  • Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)
  • Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)
  • Geschichte 1941-1975
  • Vietnamkrieg
Label
A time for war : the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975, Robert D. Schulzinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long time passing: the Vietnamese, the French, and the Americans to 1946 -- The Vietminh, the French, and the Americans: 1946-1950 -- "The fatal weakness": May 1950-April 1954 -- "Good intentions, a clear conscience, and to hell with everybody": May 1954-December 1960 -- From support to intervention: 1961-1963 -- To the brink--and beyond: 1963-1964 -- Days of reckoning: August 1964-July 1965 -- Fighting the war: 1965-1967 -- Bringing the war home: 1964-1967 -- Crack-up: 1967-1968 -- Richard Nixon's war: 1969-1973 -- The bitter end: 1973-1975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780195125016
Lccn
96024690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34875711
  • (OCoLC)ocm34875711
Label
A time for war : the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975, Robert D. Schulzinger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long time passing: the Vietnamese, the French, and the Americans to 1946 -- The Vietminh, the French, and the Americans: 1946-1950 -- "The fatal weakness": May 1950-April 1954 -- "Good intentions, a clear conscience, and to hell with everybody": May 1954-December 1960 -- From support to intervention: 1961-1963 -- To the brink--and beyond: 1963-1964 -- Days of reckoning: August 1964-July 1965 -- Fighting the war: 1965-1967 -- Bringing the war home: 1964-1967 -- Crack-up: 1967-1968 -- Richard Nixon's war: 1969-1973 -- The bitter end: 1973-1975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780195125016
Lccn
96024690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34875711
  • (OCoLC)ocm34875711

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