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While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of U.S. involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended. This riveting narrative takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam.
Hanoi's War renders transparent the internal workings of America's most elusive enemy during the Cold War and shows that the war fought during the peace negotiations was bloodier and much more wide ranging than it had been previously. Using never-before-seen archival materials from the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as materials from other archives around the world, Nguyen explores the politics of war-making and peace-making not only from the North Vietnamese perspective but also from that of South Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and the United States, presenting a uniquely international portrait.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: The Path to Revolutionary War
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 1. Le Duan’s Rise to Power and the Road to War
  2. pp. 17-47
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  1. 2. Policing the State in a Time of War
  2. pp. 48-84
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  1. Part II: Breaking the Stalemate
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 3. The Battle in Hanoi for the Tet Offensive
  2. pp. 87-109
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  1. 4. To Paris and Beyond
  2. pp. 110-150
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  1. Part III: The Pursuit of a Chimeric Victory
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. 5. Sideshows and Main Arenas
  2. pp. 153-193
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  1. 6. Talking while Fighting
  2. pp. 194-228
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  1. Part IV: The Making of a Faulty Peace
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 7. War against Détente
  2. pp. 231-256
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  1. 8. War for Peace
  2. pp. 257-299
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 300-304
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 305-312
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 313-390
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 391-416
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 417-444
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  1. Other Works in the Series
  2. p. 445
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469601663
Related ISBN
9780807835517
MARC Record
OCLC
966855830
Pages
464
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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