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Vietnam in the Absence of War

One Immoral War, Two Revealing Bicycle Trips

by Thomas G. Rampton

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Published by Blacktail Enterprises .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sports & Recreation / Cycling,
  • Vietnam,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • Historical - General,
  • History,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Travel / Asia / Southeast,
  • Military,
  • Travel,
  • Rampton, Thomas G,
  • Asia - Southeast,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Cycling,
  • Description and travel

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9395689M
    ISBN 10096347992X
    ISBN 109780963479921
    OCLC/WorldCa51059114


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The Vietnam War has left many legacies. Among the most positive is an abundance of top-notch books, many written by veterans of the conflict. These include winners of National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes, both fiction and nonfiction.

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Vietnam in the Absence of War: One Immoral War, Two Revealing Bicycle Trips4/5(1). On Sunday, Sept. 17, PBS will begin airing “The Vietnam War,” a part, hour documentary by Ken Burns and his creative partner Lynn Novick.

For those of Author: Susan Ellingwood. • Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, by Max Hastings is published by William Collins (£30). To order a copy for £ go to or call Author: Martin Woollacott. Soon thereafter, the U.S. joined the war effort, siding with South Vietnam to help stop the spread of communism.

This intervention would become one of the most divisive decisions in U.S. history, spawning an anti-war movement that would remain influential long after the war ended in. An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.

Vietnam became the Western worlds most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France inthen a vastly greater one for the United States in /5(). America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, by George Herring ().

Now in its fourth updated edition, based on new declassified information, it's. This book is within the scope of WikiProject Cold War, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Cold War on Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. NA This. Buy Vietnam War books from today. Find our best selection and offers online, with FREE Click & Collect or UK delivery.

One noticeable absence from the impressively comprehensive list of authors at the end of the book is that of John is surprising, as Pilger was a frequent commentator on Vietnam, during and after the : Geoff Parry.

Osgood wrote in"the strategy transcended the Vietnam war and not only survived it Vietnam in the Absence of War book continued to expand in application and acceptance."2 Much of what their strategy stated was and is true, but much is not, and much about the nature of war was simply ignored.

Limited war strategy and the Vietnam warFile Size: 2MB. Booktopia - Buy Vietnam War books online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Discount Vietnam War books and flat rate shipping of $ per online book order. Vietnam War Chiến tranh Việt Nam (); Part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War: Clockwise, from top left: U.S.

combat operations in Ia Đrăng, ARVN Rangers defending Saigon during the Tết Offensive, two A-4C Skyhawks after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, ARVN recapture Quảng Trị during the Easter Offensive, civilians fleeing the Battle of Quảng Trị, and burial of Location: South Vietnam, North Vietnam.

Bain’s book is an honest portrayal of his experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War and his subsequent Vietnam in the Absence of War book battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) most of. To shed new light on such a complicated and unsettled time in our his­tory, to struggle to comprehend the special dissonance that is the Vietnam War, we needed to look beyond the familiar stories.

In a recent New York Times article, Mr. Moyar, the revisionist historian, decried “the absence of presidential cheerleading” and took Johnson to task for failing to create a “war psychology” that would have made Vietnam into a patriotic crusade (and presumably silenced the war’s critics).

Filed under: Vietnam War, -- Engineering and construction Base Development in South Vietnam, (), by Carroll H. Dunn (PDF at US Army CMH) U.S. Army Engineers, (Washington: Department of the Army, ), by Robert R. Ploger (PDF at US Army CMH).

Although holding a similar title, Michael H. Hunt’s A Vietnam War Reader is a very different text to O’Nan’s. Perhaps more targeted at the scholarly minded, this book collects official documents and private letters from a sea of sources: US soldiers, Communist leaders, Saigon Loyalists, Vietnamese peasants and even Nixon himself.

It paints a complicated narrative that is both Author: Andrew Kingsford-Smith. Five Best Vietnam War Books. Here’s an admittedly subjective list, posted on the Military History Now website, put together by Mark Massé, a Ball State University literary journalism ’s based on his book, Vietnam Warrior Voices, which we will be reviewing soon on The VVA Veteran‘s Books in Review II page.

Three are novels, two of which were written by Vietnam War veterans. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference provisionally divided () Vietnam at 17° N lat. into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). It escalated from a Vietnamese civil war into a limited international conflict in which the United States was deeply involved, and did not end.

Complete organized chaos for the new guys would begin as we landed in Vietnam. Organized chaos, seemed like a contradiction in terms, but after a few weeks in Vietnam, it seemed plausible.

We would be organized militarily, but we would have to break the bad habit, of trying to fight a conventional war in a guerrilla warfare environment. The Things They Leave Behind: Artifacts From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened 30 years ago this month, something unexpected happened: People started leaving things at the wall.

One veteran has spent decades cataloging the letters, mementos, and other artifacts of loss—allof them. Vietnam War literature is a prolific canon of literature that consists primarily of works by American authors, but it is global in scope in its inclusion of texts from writers of other nationalities like Australia, France, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

The war’s literature first emerged in the s during the Cold War when Americans were serving as advisors to the French and the Vietnamese in Author: Catherine Calloway.

Overall, Cain’s book is a useful reference study for students and scholars interested in tracing the deepening of the US commitment in Vietnam. However, the absence of a central argument and the book’s largely descriptive approach prevent it from packing a weightier historiographical punch.

Inthe United States rapidly increased its military forces in South Vietnam, prompted by the realization that the South Vietnamese government was losing the Vietnam War as the communist-dominated Viet Cong gained influence over much of the population in rural areas of the country.

North Vietnam also rapidly increased its infiltration of men and supplies to combat South Vietnam and the on: Indochina. Mark Bowden, author of the book Hue A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, the most authoritative history of the battle, says he estimates about 2, killings took place in Author: Bennett Murray.

The history of the war, as taught in my college classes, rested on two assumptions. First, that the war was unnecessary; the “domino theory,” the idea that a Communist takeover in Vietnam Author: Mark Moyar.

A single-minded interpretation of the Vietnam War based on the author's conviction that the conflict's overriding issue was a Moscow-directed international communist conspiracy. Retro cold warrior Lind (author of the novel Powertown,as well as works of nonfiction), resembling an intellectual Rambo, verbally machine-guns Vietnamese, Russian, and Chinese communists, along with Americans.

anti–Vietnam War movement, domestic and international reaction (–73) in opposition to U.S. policy during the Vietnam the four years following passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug., ), which authorized U.S. military action in Southeast Asia, the American air war intensified and troop levels climbed to overOpposition to the war grew as television and.

Unlike great war fiction—The Red and the Black, The Red Badge of Courage, War and Peace, All Quiet on the Western Front, and A Farewell to Arms—that is read for generations, becoming part of a literary culture, the Vietnam novels and memoirs are specific to a time and place.

The soldiers and journalists who wrote about the war were close to. The book has an excellent glossary to assist those unfamiliar with terms used in Vietnam or in the Cavalry Regiments. As another mark of the man about whom the book is written, the appendix is a complete listing of soldiers killed in action while serving under Bahnsen.

Originally published in the August issue of Vietnam Magazine. Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es) examines how the Vietnam War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re)production of American and Vietnamese American identities.

Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, this book retheorizes the connections among history, memory, and power and. A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year InLaura Bell left her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin.

The only woman in a man’s world, she nevertheless. Kwon, Heonik. Ghosts of War in Vietnam. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, Lincoln, Martha, and Bruce Lincoln. “Toward a Critical Hauntology: Bare Afterlife and the Ghosts of Ba Chúc.” Comparative Studies in Society and Hist no.

1 (): – Drawing from Jacques Derrida, Martha and Bruce Lincoln describe hauntology as the “sensuous and. For Gail Sheehy, the Afghanistan war resembles the one in Vietnam that, Sheehy says, she and so many others tried to stop.

Many of us who marched against the Vietnam War 40 years ago have a terminal case of déjà vu over Afghanistan as we blunder into our ninth year of.

For all the scars left by the Vietnam War, we should not overlook the fact that in its absence, 50 years later the country would probably not have.

In war the easiest thing is difficult, not because soldiers are stupid, but because they are human and do not regard human life as a resource to be expended as needed. Early Theorists of Limited War Between andtwo books were published by professors that set the terms of discussion about limited war.

Robert Osgood's book Limited War. A previous major PBS series on the conflict inbased on a celebrated book by veteran Vietnam correspondent Stanley Karnow suggesting that the war was less than honorable, provoked a loud.

Stein T├╕nnesson, Vietnam How the War a foreword by Philippe Devillers. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, Pp. xxiv, ; ills., glossary, bib., index.

“The war” in the title of this scholarly book is the one between Vietnamese and French armies lasting from December until its decisive battles at ─Рi├к╠гn Bi├кn Phu. The Best Histories of the Vietnam War.

Joy about the French experience in Indochina, was killed in by a mine planted on the very street he used as a book title. Dog Soldiers won the National Book Award for Fiction, the first Vietnam War novel to do so. But it wasn’t the last. But it wasn’t the last.

James Webb, Fields of Fire (). A Rumor Of War, Philip Caputo "To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialise it." Vietnam: The Necessary War, Michael Lind "If you only read one book on the Vietnam war, this is it.".