Where the Domino Fell

America and Vietnam, 1945-1995
Where the Domino Fell
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Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions.

  • Provides an accessible, concise narrative history of the Vietnam conflict

  • A new final chapter examines Vietnam through the lens of Oliver Stone’s films and opens up a discussion of the War in popular culture

  • A chronology, a glossary, and a bibliography all serve as helpful reference points for students

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Olson (history, Sam Houston State U.) and Roberts (history, Purdue U.) offer a concise history of American involvement in Vietnam. They review the politics, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to how the United States got into the Vietnam War, how the US fought the war, and how it reacted to its failure to win. This revised edition includes a new chapter discussing the American experience in Vietnam through the films of Oliver Stone. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Olson, James Stuart, 1946-
Statement of Responsibility: James S. Olson, Randy Roberts
Title: Where the domino fell
America and Vietnam, 1945-1995
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
Edition: Rev. 5th ed
Characteristics: xi, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Notes: Previously published: Brandywine Press, 2006. 5th ed
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-301) and index
Contents: Eternal war: the Vietnamese heritage
The first Indochina War, 1945-1954
The making of a quagmire, 1954-1960
The new frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963
Planning a tragedy, 1963-1965
Into the abyss, 1965-1966
The mirage of progress, 1966-1967
Tet and the year of the monkey, 1968
The beginning of the end, 1969-1970
The fall of South Vietnam, 1970-1975
Distorted images, missed opportunities, 1975-1995
Oliver Stone's Vietnam
Subject Headings: United States Foreign relations Vietnam Vietnam Foreign relations United States Vietnam History 1975- Vietnam History 1945-1975 Vietnam War, 1961-1975 United States
Topical Term: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Additional Contributors: Roberts, Randy 1951-
LCCN: 2007043410
ISBN: 1405182229
Research Call Number: JFE 08-3532
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