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Vietnam War : the essential reference guide /

James H. Willbanks, editor.

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Names: Willbanks, James H.,
Published: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2013]
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Sources.
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245 00|aVietnam War :|bthe essential reference guide /|cJames H. Willbanks, editor.
264 1|aSanta Barbara, California :|bABC-CLIO,|c[2013]
300 |axliii, 341 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c26 cm
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500 |a"This book is also available on the World Wide Web as an ebook"--Title page verso.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index.
505 0 |aOverview of the Vietnam War -- Causes of the Vietnam War -- Consequences of the Vietnam War -- Communist strategy -- Opposition to the war -- The Tet Offensive and the media -- U.S. involvement in Indochina --
505 0 |aReference entries : Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr. (1914-1974) -- African Americans in the U.S. military -- Airpower, role in war -- Attrition -- Bao Dai (1913-1997) -- Barrel Roll, Operation (1964-1973) -- Bundy, McGeorge (1919-1996) -- Bundy, William Putnam (1917-2000) -- Bunker, Ellsworth (1894-1984) -- Cambodian Incursion (April 29-July 22, 1970) -- China, People's Republic of, policy toward Vietnam -- Civil operations and revolutionary development support -- Colby, William Egan (1920-1996) -- Con Thien, Siege of (September 4-October 4, 1967) -- Containment policy -- Cooper-Church Amendment -- Cu Chi tunnels -- Dak To, Battle of (June 17-November 22, 1967) -- Dau Tranh strategy -- Dien Bien Phu, Battle of (March 13-May 7, 1954) -- Domino theory -- Eagle Pull, Operation ( April 12, 1975) -- Easter Offensive (1972) -- Farm Gate, Operation (1961-1967) -- Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006) -- Frequent Wind, Operation (April 29-30, 1975) -- Fulbright, James William (1905-1995) -- Geneva Conference and Geneva Accords of 1954 -- Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998) -- Gulf of Tonkin Incident (August 2 and 4, 1964) -- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution -- Haig, Alexander Meigs, Jr. (1924-2010) -- Hamburger Hill, Battle of (May 11-20, 1969) -- Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) -- Ho Chi Minh Campaign (April 1975) -- Ho Chi Minh Trail -- Hue, Battle of (January 31-February 25, 1968) -- Ia Drang, Battle of (October 19-November 26, 1965) -- Indochina War (1946-1954) -- Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973) -- Junction City, Operation (February 22-May 4, 1967) -- Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) -- Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968) -- Kent State University shootings (May 4, 1970) -- Khe Sanh, Battle of (April-October 1967 and January-March 1968) -- Kissinger, Henry Alfred (1923-) -- Komer, Robert W. (1922-2000) -- Laird, Melvin Robert (1922-) -- Lam Son 719, Operation (February 8-March 24, 1971) -- Laos -- Le Duan (1907-1986) -- Linebacker I, Operation (May 10-October 23, 1972) -- Linebacker II, Operation (December 18-29, 1972) -- Lon Nol (1913-1985) -- Market Time, Operation (1965-1972) -- McCarthy, Eugene Joseph (1916-2005) -- McNamara, Robert Strange (1916-2009) -- Menu, Operation (March 18, 1969-May 26, 1970) -- My Lai massacre (March 16, 1968) -- Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-1963) -- Nguyen Van Thieu (1923-2001) -- Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994) -- Paris Peace Accords (January 17, 1973) -- Pentagon Papers and trial (1971) -- Pham Van Dong (1906-2000) -- Phoenix Program (1968-1972) -- Prisoners of war, allied -- Ranch Hand, Operation (January 12, 1962-January 7, 1971) -- Rolling Thunder, Operation (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968) -- Rusk, David Dean (1909-1994) -- Search and destroy -- Sihanouk, Norodom (1922-2012) -- Steel Tiger, Operation (April 3, 1965-December 11, 1968) -- Strategic Hamlet Program (1961-1964) -- Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901-1987) -- Tet Offensive, overall strategy (January 30-March 31, 1968) -- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics -- United States Congress and the Vietnam War -- Vann, John Paul (1924-1972) -- Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-) -- Westmoreland, William Childs (1914-2005) --
505 0 |aPrimary source documents : Vietnamese Declaration of Independence (September 2, 1945) -- Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indochina (July 21, 1954) -- President Dwight Eisenhower: letter to Ngo Dinh Diem (October 23, 1954) -- National Security Action Memorandum No. 328 (April 6, 1965) -- Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense: excerpt from memorandum for President Lyndon Johnson (April 21, 1965) -- Ho Chi Minh: letter to Lyndon Johnson (February 15, 1967) -- President Lyndon Johnson: excerpt from address in San Antonio, Texas (September 29, 1967) -- General William Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam: excerpts from National Press Club address (November 21, 1967) -- President Lyndon Johnson: excerpts from televised address (March 31, 1968) -- President Richard Nixon: excerpts from speech on Vietnamization (November 3, 1969) -- President Richard Nixon: excerpts from speech on Cambodia (April 30, 1970) -- Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor: excerpt from news conference (October 26, 1972) -- President Richard Nixon: letter to President Nguyen Van Thieu (November 14, 1972) -- Excerpt from Paris Peace Agreement (January 27, 1973).
520 |aThis book provides a compendium of the key people, places, organizations, treaties, and events that make up the history of the war, explaining its causes, how it was conducted, and its far-reaching consequences. --from back cover.
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