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

America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1259922502 | ISBN13: 9781259922503
By George Herring
© 2020

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America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, is a thorough exploration of the Vietnam War and its legacy on the American and Vietnamese people.  Presenting the latest research and scholarship, this clear, readable textbook discusses the historical reasons for America's lengthy involvement in Vietnam and the continued effects of the Vietnam War today.  Students of this text will come away with a deeper understanding of this hotly-contested conflict and its long-lasting impact on the United States and the world. 

America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, 6e

CHAPTER 1: A Dead-End Alley: The United States, France, and the First Indochina War, 1950 - 1954 
CHAPTER 2: Our Offspring: Nation Building in South Vietnam, 1954 - 1961 
CHAPTER 3: Limited Partnership: Kennedy and Diem, 1961 - 1963 
CHAPTER 4: Enough, but Not Too Much: Johnson’s Decisions for War, 1963 - 1965
CHAPTER 5: On the Tiger’s Back: The United States at War, 1965 - 1967
CHAPTER 6: A Very Near Thing: The Tet Offensive and After, 1968
CHAPTER 7: A War for Peace: Nixon, Kissinger, and Vietnam, 1969 - 1973
CHAPTER 8: The Postwar War and the Legacies of Vietnam 

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George Herring

George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of history at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia and taught at Ohio University before moving to the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and essays, including The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War: The Negotiating Volumes of the Pentagon Papers (1983) and LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War (1994). He served as editor of the scholarly journal Diplomatic History from 1982 to 1986 and was President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 1990. In 1991, he served as Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and from 1993 to 1994, he was Visiting Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.


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