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Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War

Vietnam Reflection - The Untold Story of the Holley Boys (Paperback): Michael T Keene Vietnam Reflection - The Untold Story of the Holley Boys (Paperback)
Michael T Keene
R493 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix - Memoir of an American Girl in Saigon 1963-64 (Paperback, Revised with New Title Page,... Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix - Memoir of an American Girl in Saigon 1963-64 (Paperback, Revised with New Title Page, New Table of Contents, New Pictures, New Book Club Page, New Author Con ed.)
Kathy Dobronyi; Edited by H Lee Helscel; Illustrated by Roger Dobronyi
R383 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Tribute to Wilson's Korea-Vietnam Era Veterans (Hardcover): Melinda Taylor A Tribute to Wilson's Korea-Vietnam Era Veterans (Hardcover)
Melinda Taylor; Edited by George Pinches
R1,227 Discovery Miles 12 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection (Hardcover): Frank Cain America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection (Hardcover)
Frank Cain
R3,984 Discovery Miles 39 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

That America was drawn into the Vietnam War by the French has been recognized, but rarely explored. This book analyzes the years from 1945 with the French military reconquest of Vietnam until 1963 with the execution of the French-endorsed dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, demonstrating how the US should not have followed the French into Vietnam. It shows how the Korean War triggered the flow of American military hardware and finances to underpin France's war against the Marxist-oriented Vietnam Republic led by Ho Chi Minh.

The Art of War Sun Tzu (Paperback): Lionel Giles The Art of War Sun Tzu (Paperback)
Lionel Giles; Edited by Paula Benitez; Sun Tzu
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vietnam War (Booklet) - A History From Beginning to End (Paperback): Hourly History Vietnam War (Booklet) - A History From Beginning to End (Paperback)
Hourly History
R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marine Memories - And All Branches of United States Service (Paperback): Kathryn I. Lipsch Marine Memories - And All Branches of United States Service (Paperback)
Kathryn I. Lipsch
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Helicopter Rescues Vietnam Vol. IV (Paperback): Phil Marshall Helicopter Rescues Vietnam Vol. IV (Paperback)
Phil Marshall
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Building Ho's Army - Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam (Hardcover): Xiao-Bing Li Building Ho's Army - Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam (Hardcover)
Xiao-Bing Li
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Built upon a solid foundation of sources, memoirs, and interviews, this study sheds new light on China's efforts in the Vietnam War. Utilizing secondary works in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Western languages, and the author's own familiarity as a former member of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, this examination expands the knowledge of China's relations with the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) during the 1950s and 1960s. As a communist state bordering Vietnam, China actively facilitated the transformation of Ho Chi Minh's army from a small, loosely organized, poorly equipped guerrilla force in the 1940s into a formidable, well-trained professional army capable of defeating first the French (1946-1954) and then the Americans (1963-1973). Even after the signing of the Geneva Peace Agreement, China continued to aggressively support Vietnam. Between 1955 and 1963, Chinese military aid totaled $106 million and these massive contributions enabled Ho Chi Minh to build up a strong conventional force. After 1964, China increased its aid and provided approximately $20 billion more in military and economic aid to Vietnam. Western strategists and historians have long speculated about the extent of China's involvement in Vietnam, but it was not until recently that newly available archival materials revealed the true extent of China's influence - its level of military assistance training, strategic advising, and monetary means during the war. This illuminating study answers questions about China's intention, objective, strategy, and operations of its involvement in the Vietnam Wars.

The Tet Offensive and Invasion of Cambodia - The History of the Vietnam War's Most Important Campaigns (Paperback):... The Tet Offensive and Invasion of Cambodia - The History of the Vietnam War's Most Important Campaigns (Paperback)
Charles River Editors
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Battle Behind Bars - Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War (Paperback): US Department of the Navy The Battle Behind Bars - Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War (Paperback)
US Department of the Navy
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Naval Air War - The Rolling Thunder Campaign (Paperback): US Department of the Navy Naval Air War - The Rolling Thunder Campaign (Paperback)
US Department of the Navy
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In Whose Eyes? - The Memoir of a Vietnamese Filmmaker in War and Peace (Paperback): Tran Van Thuy, Le Thanh Dung In Whose Eyes? - The Memoir of a Vietnamese Filmmaker in War and Peace (Paperback)
Tran Van Thuy, Le Thanh Dung; Edited by Wayne Karlin; Translated by Nguyen Quang Dy, Eric Henry
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tran Van Thuy is a celebrated Vietnamese filmmaker of more than twenty award-winning documentaries. A cameraman for the People's Army of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he went on to achieve international fame as the director of films that address the human costs of the war and its aftermath.Thuy's memoir, when published in Vietnam in 2013, immediately sold out. In this translation, English-language readers are now able to learn in rich detail about the life and work of this preeminent artist. Written in a gentle and charming style, the memoir is filled with reflections on war, peace, history, freedom of expression, and filmmaking. Thuy also offers a firsthand account of the war in Vietnam and its aftermath from a Vietnamese perspective, adding a dimension rarely encountered in English-language literature.

Fatal Politics - The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (Hardcover): Ken Hughes Fatal Politics - The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (Hardcover)
Ken Hughes
R716 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R178 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon's devious interference with Lyndon Johnson's 1968 Vietnam War negotiations" - Washington Post), Ken Hughes revealed the roots of the covert activity that culminated in Watergate. In Fatal Politics, Hughes turns to the final years of the war and Nixon's reelection bid of 1972 to expose the president's darkest secret. While publicly Nixon promised to keep American troops in Vietnam only until the South Vietnamese could take their place, in private Nixon agreed with his top military, diplomatic, and intelligence advisers that Saigon could never survive without American boots on the ground. Afraid that a pre-election fall of Saigon would scuttle his chances of a second term, Nixon put his reelection above the lives of American soldiers. Postponing the inevitable, he kept America in the war into the fourth year of his presidency. At the same time, Nixon negotiated a "decent interval" deal with the Communists to put a face-saving year or two between his final withdrawal and Saigon's collapse. If they waited that long, Nixon secretly assured North Vietnam's chief sponsors in Moscow and Beijing, the North could conquer the South without any fear that the United States would intervene to save it. The humiliating defeat that haunts Americans to this day was built into Nixon's exit strategy. Worse, the myth that Nixon was winning the war before Congress "tied his hands" has led policy makers to adapt tactics from America's final years in Vietnam to the twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, prolonging both wars without winning either. Forty years after the fall of Saigon, and drawing on more than a decade spent studying Nixon's secretly recorded Oval Office tapes--the most comprehensive, accurate, and illuminating record of any presidency in history, much of it never transcribed until now-- Fatal Politics tells a story of political manipulation and betrayal that will change how Americans remember Vietnam. Fatal Politics is also available as a special e-book that allows the reader to move seamlessly from the book to transcripts and audio files of these historic conversations.

Mounted Combat in Vietnam (Paperback): Donn Starry Mounted Combat in Vietnam (Paperback)
Donn Starry
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
he Greene Papers - General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, January 1964-March 1965 (Paperback): US... he Greene Papers - General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, January 1964-March 1965 (Paperback)
US Marine Corps History Division
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The FIRST FIGHT U.S. MARINES in OPERATION STARLITE AUGUST 1965 (Paperback): Rod Andrew, Jr The FIRST FIGHT U.S. MARINES in OPERATION STARLITE AUGUST 1965 (Paperback)
Rod Andrew, Jr
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cambodian Campaign during the Vietnam War - The History of the Controversial Invasion of Cambodia and Laos (Paperback):... The Cambodian Campaign during the Vietnam War - The History of the Controversial Invasion of Cambodia and Laos (Paperback)
Charles River Editors
R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Texas Aggies in Vietnam - War Stories (Hardcover): Michael Lee Lanning Texas Aggies in Vietnam - War Stories (Hardcover)
Michael Lee Lanning
R682 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R56 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From its inception, graduates of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now Texas A&M University, have marched off to fight in every conflict in which the United States has been involved. Th e Vietnam War was no different. Th e Corps of Cadets produced more officers for the conflict in Southeast Asia than any institution other than the US service academies. Michael Lee Lanning, Texas A&M University class of 1968, has now gathered over three dozen recollections from those who served. As Lanning points out, "anytime Aggie Vietnam veterans get together-whether it is two or two hundred of them-war stories begin." Th e tales they relate about the paddies, the jungles, the highlands, the waterways, and the airways provide these veterans with an even greater understanding of the war they survived. They also allow glimpses into the frequent dangers of fi refights, the camaraderie of patrol, and oft en humorous responses to inexplicable situations. These revelations provide insight not only into the realities of war but also speak to the character of the graduates of Texas A&M University. As Lanning concludes, "these war stories are as much a part of service as is that old green duffle bag, a few rows of colorful ribbons, and a pride that does not diminish. In reality, there is only one story about the Vietnam War. We all just tell it differently."

When I Turned Nineteen - A Vietnam War Memoir (Hardcover): Glyn Haynie When I Turned Nineteen - A Vietnam War Memoir (Hardcover)
Glyn Haynie
R599 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R109 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
U.S. Official Propaganda During the Vietnam War, 1965-1973 - The Limits of Persuasion (Hardcover): Caroline Page U.S. Official Propaganda During the Vietnam War, 1965-1973 - The Limits of Persuasion (Hardcover)
Caroline Page
R1,900 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R1,226 (65%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

United States involvement in the Vietnam War was one of the most important events in the post-World War II period. The political, social and military consequences of US involvement and defeat in Vietnam have been keenly felt within the US and the international community, and the 'lessons' learned have continued to exert an influence to the present day. This book focuses on the effects of US propaganda on America's Western allies - particularly France, West Germany and Great Britain - from the time when the Vietnam War began to escalate in February 1965, to the American withdrawal and its immediate aftermath. One of its main aims is to assess the amount and veracity of information passed on by the US administration to allied governments and to compare this with the level of public information on the war within those countries.

Vietnam, Ptsd, USMC, Black-Americans and Me (Paperback): John H. Jordan Vietnam, Ptsd, USMC, Black-Americans and Me (Paperback)
John H. Jordan
R403 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Long Return - Should the Military Be Used as a Political Tool? (Paperback): Usaf (Ret) David O Scheiding The Long Return - Should the Military Be Used as a Political Tool? (Paperback)
Usaf (Ret) David O Scheiding
R633 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Combat at Close Quarters Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam (Paperback): US Department of the Navy Combat at Close Quarters Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam (Paperback)
US Department of the Navy
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They Called It Naked Fanny - Helicopter Rescue Missions During the Early Years of the Vietnam War (Paperback): Scott Harrington They Called It Naked Fanny - Helicopter Rescue Missions During the Early Years of the Vietnam War (Paperback)
Scott Harrington; Contributions by Joe Ballinger
R531 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R117 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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