Where the Domino Fell
America and Vietnam, 1945-1995
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
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)
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