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Vietnam at War

Mark Philip Bradley

December 2020

ISBN: 9780192895783

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £16.99

One of the first books to look at how the Vietnamese themselves experienced the wars for Vietnam, including both the French and the American wars. Combining political, social, and cultural history, Bradley examines how the war was seen both by top policy makers and also everyday soldiers and civilians in both North and South Vietnam.

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One of the first books to look at how the Vietnamese themselves experienced the wars for Vietnam, including both the French and the American wars. Combining political, social, and cultural history, Bradley examines how the war was seen both by top policy makers and also everyday soldiers and civilians in both North and South Vietnam.

  • Addresses the question of who actually 'won'the war in Vietnam - and why
  • There were many wars for Vietnam, involving the French in the 1950s, the Americans in the 1960s, and between the Vietnamese themselves- this book looks at all of them
  • Looks at how the Vietnamese experienced these wars - from the key decision-makers in Hanoi and Saigon to ordinary people, both northand south, urban andpeasant, civilian and military

About the Author(s)

Mark Philip Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History, University of Chicago

Mark Philip Bradley is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History at The University of Chicago. He is the author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919-1950, which won the Association for Asian Studies Harry Benda Prize. He is also co-editor of Making the Forever War, Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn, and Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars.

Table of Contents

    Prelude
    1:Visions of the Future
    2:The French War
    3:The Coming of the American War
    4:Experiencing War
    5:War's End
    6:Coda
    Further Reading
    Notes
    Index

Reviews

"The first concise history of the conflict that fully integrates Vietnam's "American War" into the more familiar story of America's "Vietnam War". Mark Bradley has succeeded in making the Vietnamese and Americans mutually visible. It is a considerable achievement." - Marilyn B. Young, co-editor of A Companion to the Vietnam War

"Consciously written to render the Vietnamese visible in ways too few American histories of the war do . . ." - The Nation