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The Resource America in Vietnam : the war that couldn't be won, Herbert Y. Schandler

America in Vietnam : the war that couldn't be won, Herbert Y. Schandler

Label
America in Vietnam : the war that couldn't be won
Title
America in Vietnam
Title remainder
the war that couldn't be won
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Y. Schandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book about the American experience in Vietnam provides the first full exploration of the perspectives of the North Vietnamese leadership before, during, and after the war. Herbert Y. Schandler offers unique insights into the mindsets of the North Vietnamese and their response to diplomatic and military actions of the Americans, laying out the full scale of the disastrous U.S. political and military misunderstandings of Vietnamese history and motivations. Including frank quotes from Vietnamese leaders, the book offers important new knowledge that allows us to learn invaluable lessons from the perspective of a victorious enemy."
  • "Unlike most military officers who served in Vietnam, Schandler is convinced the war was unwinnable, no matter how long America stayed the course or how many resources were devoted to it. He is remarkably qualified to make these judgments as an infantry commander during the Vietnam War, a Pentagon policymaker, and a scholar who taught at West Point and National Defense University. His extensive personal interviews with North Vietnamese are drawn from his many trips to Hanoi after the war. Schandler provides not only a definitive analysis of the American failure in Vietnam but a crucial foundation for exploring the potential for success in the current guerrilla wars the United States is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schandler, Herbert Y.
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.S329 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam
  • United States
Label
America in Vietnam : the war that couldn't be won, Herbert Y. Schandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) and index
Contents
1. The illusion of military victory -- 2. The enemy -- 3. The American commitment -- 4. The road to war -- 5. America enters the war -- 6. The air war : the futile effort to break Hanoi's will -- 7. The ground war -- 8. The Tet offensive -- 9. The American economy : guns and butter? -- 10. The Nixon presidency -- 11. Conclusion
Control code
ocn310959721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 209 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780742566972
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007189
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)310959721
Label
America in Vietnam : the war that couldn't be won, Herbert Y. Schandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) and index
Contents
1. The illusion of military victory -- 2. The enemy -- 3. The American commitment -- 4. The road to war -- 5. America enters the war -- 6. The air war : the futile effort to break Hanoi's will -- 7. The ground war -- 8. The Tet offensive -- 9. The American economy : guns and butter? -- 10. The Nixon presidency -- 11. Conclusion
Control code
ocn310959721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 209 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780742566972
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007189
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)310959721

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