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Vietnam, a history

by Stanley Karnow

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Vietnam,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975,
    • United States -- History -- 1945-,
    • Vietnam -- History -- 1858-1945,
    • Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975

    • Edition Notes

      StatementStanley Karnow.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS558 .K37 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 768 p. :
      Number of Pages768
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1533367M
      ISBN 100140145338
      LC Control Number91011088

        • The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam is published by Allen Lane. To order a copy for £ (RRP £30) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online. A narrative of Vietnam-era POWs on the time spent in captivity in the jungles of the South, or the jails of the North. This book describes their experiences - the similarities and the differences - and how the POWs coped with untreated wounds and other malaises, systematic torture, and .

      In Vietnam: A History, Karnow has produced the most comprehensive, fair-minded and enthralling account of one of this century's most controversial wars. Panoramic in scope, profound in understanding, and compassionate in human portrayals, it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with hundreds of participants on both sides. Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow's defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns's ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War. Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand - and make peace with - a convulsive epoch of our recent history.4/5(10).

      Filed under: Vietnam War, -- Diplomatic history. CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes, , by Harold P. Ford (HTML at ) Filed under: Vietnam War, -- Draft resisters. Ways To Beat The Draft (New York: Oliver Layton Press, c), by Tuli Kupferberg and Robert Bashlow (page images at HathiTrust). On 25th April , the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was renamed the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In , Vietnam became a member of the United Nations. War with Cambodia, isolation, trade embargoes, and devastating natural disasters, all .


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Vietnam, a history by Stanley Karnow Download PDF EPUB FB2

Vietnam: A History gets called the bible of Vietnam and with good reason; the history begins in the beginning which was the 2nd century BC, continues through and goes on for pages.

All this complete with thorough documentation. Disappointingly, however, the paperback covers are somewhat flimsy as are the pages. Cited by: Stanley Karnows Vietnam; A History is a monumental undertaking for both the author and the reader tracing the history of Vietnam and its quest for freedom through the ages up until the s when the book was published.

Karnow is well qualified to write this text, with a career reporting on Vietnam that dates back to the s/5. Discover the best Vietnam War History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The Vietnam War has left many legacies. Among the most positive is an abundance of top-notch books, many written by veterans of the conflict.

These include winners of National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes, both fiction and nonfiction. A slew of war memoirs stand with the best writing of that genre. In the short history of Vietnam War. Book Synopsis: The Best We Could is a national bestseller.

It is an illustrated memoir of one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. It is a graphic novel and the story is told in a beautiful emotional voice.

Keith W. Taylor, A History of the Vietnam. A History of the Vietnamese (Cambridge Concise Histories): K. Taylor: : Books There is no book in English, and probably none in any other language, that provides as comprehe.

Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS Vietnam, Karnow's defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns's ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War.

Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand - and make peace with - a convulsive epoch of our recent history/5(13).

On Sunday, Sept. 17, PBS will begin airing “The Vietnam War,” a part, hour documentary by Ken Burns and his creative partner Lynn Novick. For Author: Susan Ellingwood. The definitive history of modern Vietnam, lauded as "groundbreaking" (Guardian) and "the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English" (Wall Street Journal) and a finalist for the Cundill History Prize In Vietnam, Christopher Goscha tells the full history of Vietnam, from antiquity to the present tions of emperors, rebels, priests, and Brand: Basic Books.

Brief Overview of the History of Vietnam Vietnam has a history of tribes uniting to form strong dynasties. The first dynasty that many consider to be the start of the Vietnamese state was the Hong Bang Dynasty which was ruled by the legendary Hung kings. In BC, the Han Dynasty from China absorbed Vietnam into their empire.

The Vietnam War started with the breach of the intended general election to unite the country by South Vietnam and the Việt Cộng initiation of a guerrilla war in the south. This led to an American intervention which lasted untilwhen they withdrew their forces from Vietnam following a peace war went on, and in North Vietnam emerged victorious.

Vietnam was his beat from the death of the first American soldier there in until after the ceasefire that ended U.S. involvement.

He interviewed almost all of the major players in the war and was there while the story unfolded. This book isn't a complete history of Vietnam (history, culture, economics, sociology, etc.).Cited by: Although holding a similar title, Michael H. Hunt’s A Vietnam War Reader is a very different text to O’Nan’s.

Perhaps more targeted at the scholarly minded, this book collects official documents and private letters from a sea of sources: US soldiers, Communist leaders, Saigon Loyalists, Vietnamese peasants and even Nixon himself. It paints a complicated narrative that is both Author: Andrew Kingsford-Smith.

Stanley Karnow, Vietnam: A History (Peguin,2nd edition), pages I’m not sure if Vietnam: A History was a book I should have read at this particular time in American history. Reading the book, I continually recalled sound-bites from my youth concerning the Vietnam War, reminding how little we’ve learned in the past forty years.

• Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy is published by William Collins. To order a copy for £ (RRP £30) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online. A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. There’s the sublime: gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. This companion to an upcoming, part public television documentary on Vietnam has the weaknesses of TV without its visual strength—but it is nonetheless a readable digest.

Karnow, a former Time/Life reporter and author of Mao and China (), begins his story with the French colonization of Vietnam: a century-long process touched-off by a French bishop's vision of a. This book is the first comprehensive account of Vietnam’s natural history in English. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and thirty-five original watercolor illustrations, the book offers a complete tour of the country’s plants and animals along with a full discussion of the factors shaping their evolution and distribution.

Vietnam at War. by Mark Philip Bradley, Oxford University Press, Historian Mark Bradley is a serious scholar. A professor at the University of Chicago, Bradley already has an impressive list of prior works on the history of Vietnam, including Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Post-Colonial Vietnam,and co-editing credit for Making Sense of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is a country in Southeast Asia. The long-form name of the country is the Socialist Republic of neighboring countries of Vietnam are China, Laos and m is one of five remaining countries that believe in capital of Vietnam is biggest city is Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Capital: Hanoi, 21°2′N °51′E / °N.

A history book can be a historic act if, by modifying a nation’s understanding of its past, it alters future behavior. Obviously, Vietnam itself was insufficiently instructive.History Vietnam has a history as rich and evocative as anywhere on the planet. Sure, the American War in Vietnam captured the attention of the West, but centuries before that Vietnam was scrapping with the Chinese, the Khmers, the Chams and the Mongols.

The result is a coffee-table book aspiring to be a history book that reads like a textbook. In literary grace, it ranks behind another companion book to another PBS documentary, Stanley Karnow’s.