De Groot, Gerard
A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War, Modern Wars in Perspective Series, Longman, 1999,
408 pp.
ISBN:  0582287170



Contents
List of Maps viii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xii
Abbreviations xiii
A Note on Nomenclature xv
   
Introduction: Historians at War 1
1 'The White Man is Finished in Asia' 18
2 'Ask Not ...' 53
3 The Vietnamese Ally 83
4 The Vietnamese Enemy 102
5 Limited War 125
6 Turning Point? Tet and the 1968 Election 159
7 Rolling Thunder 183
8 Peace with Honour? 201
9 The Fall of Saigon 237
10 An American Defeat 252
11 A Grunt's Life 273
12 'Muddled Actors in a Theater of the Absurd' 299
13 'A Country, Not a War' 325
14 Remembering and Forgetting 340
       
Bibliography 361
Maps 372-7
Index 378

 

 


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