Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Lowe
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ngo Vinh Long
    Pages 62-94
  4. David L. Anderson
    Pages 95-114
  5. Chen Jian
    Pages 152-180
  6. Carl Bridge
    Pages 181-195
  7. Alastair Parker
    Pages 196-218
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-253

About this book


Whether viewed as a proxy encounter in the Cold War or as one of the last colonial wars, the conflict in Vietnam continues to attract enormous attention as one of the most divisive and traumatic events of the post-World War II period. For too long, the issues have tended to revolve almost exclusively around American culpability: the immolation of the US of an otherwise blameless region for reasons of incompetent Realpolitik (the view of one camp) or the terrible American sacrifice which blunted forever Communism's ability to expand into the rest of Asia (the view of the other).
With the end of the Cold War, this old argument now seems rather stale, and this book is an attempt, using a wide, international range of contributors, to explain to students the wider meaning and effects of the Vietnam conflict. The essays will provide ideal teaching material and give a greater depth to our understanding of the war.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lowe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

PETER LOWE was one time Reader of History at Manchester University, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Vietnam War
  • Editors Peter Lowe
  • Series Title Problems in Focus: Manchester
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65830-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65831-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26949-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Military
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