Vietnam War: A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection, 1st Edition

  • James H. Willbanks
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850852
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850851
  • DDC: 959.704
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 792 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Reference Entries and Documents.
Frontispiece.
Preface.
Introduction.
First Indochina War and a Divided Vietnam.
1: August Revolution.
2: Castor, Operation.
3: Cogny, René.
4: De Castries, Christian Marie.
5: Dien Bien Phu, Battle of.
6: Elysée Agreement.
7: Fontainebleau Conference.
8: French Foreign Legion in Indochina.
9: French Indochina, 1860s–1946.
10: Geneva Conference and Geneva Accords of 1954.
11: Groupement Mobile 100, Destruction of.
12: Ho Chi Minh.
13: Lattre De Tassigny, Jean De.
14: Lorraine, Operation.
15: Mendès-France, Pierre.
16: Military Assistance and Advisory Group, Vietnam.
17: Na San, Battle of.
18: Navarre, Henri Eugène.
19: United States, Involvement In Indochina Through 1954.
20: Viet Minh.
21: Vo Nguyen Giap.
22: Documents.
23: Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945.
24: Ho Chi Minh: Letter to President Harry S. Truman, October 17, 1945.
25: Ho Chi Minh: Declaration of the Policy of the Provisional Coalition Government, January 1, 1946.
26: Preliminary Franco–Viet Minh Convention, March 6, 1946 [Excerpts].
27: Ho Chi Minh: Letter to Compatriots in Nam Bo, May 31, 1946.
28: Ho Chi Minh: Reply at Luncheon Given by French Premier Georges Bidault, July 2, 1946.
29: Ho Chi Minh: Proclamation to the People upon His Return from France after Negotiations, October 23, 1946.
30: National Security Council Paper No. 64, 1950.
31: Paper on Military Aid for Indochina by a Working Group in the Department of State, February 1, 1950 [Excerpts].
32: President Harry S. Truman: Statement Announcing Direct U.S. Military Aid to Indochina, June 27, 1950.
33: Ho Chi Minh: Report to the National Assembly, December 1, 1953 [Excerpts].
34: Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference on Indochina, July 21, 1954.
The Diem Years.
35: Ap Bac, Battle of.
36: Bao Dai.
37: Binh Xuyen.
38: Can Lao Nhan Vi Cach Mang Dang.
39: Cao Dai.
40: Domino Theory.
41: Duong Van Minh.
42: Hilsman-Forrestal Report.
43: Hoa Hao.
44: Lansdale, Edward Geary.
45: Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr..
46: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
47: National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam.
48: Ngo Dinh Diem.
49: Ngo Dinh Diem, Overthrow of.
50: Ngo Dinh NHU.
51: Ngo Dinh Nhu, Madame.
52: Nolting, Frederick Earnest, Jr..
53: Passage to Freedom, Operation.
54: Strategic Hamlet Program.
55: Taylor, Maxwell Davenport.
56: Taylor-McNamara Report.
57: Taylor-Rostow Mission.
58: Thich Quang Duc.
59: United States, Involvement in Vietnam, 1954–1965.
60: Documents.
61: President Dwight Eisenhower: Letter to Ngo Dinh Diem, October 23, 1954.
62: Manifesto of the National Liberation Front, December 1960.
63: National Security Action Memorandum No. 80, August 29, 1961.
64: Report of the McNamara-Taylor Mission to South Vietnam, October 2, 1963 [Excerpt].
65: Phone Conversation between Ngo Dinh Diem and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., November 1, 1963 [Excerpt].
The Gulf of Tonkin and Escalation.
66: Ball, George Wildman.
67: Bundy, McGeorge.
68: Bundy, William Putnam.
69: Desoto Missions.
70: Elections, U.S., 1964.
71: Five O’Clock Follies.
72: Flaming Dart I and II, Operations.
73: Goldwater, Barry Morris.
74: Great Society Program.
75: Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
76: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
77: Johnson, Lyndon Baines.
78: McNamara, Robert Strange.
79: Pierce Arrow, Operation.
80: Rolling Thunder, Operation.
81: Rusk, David Dean.
82: Westmoreland, William Childs.
83: Wheeler, Earle Gilmore.
84: Documents.
85: Joint Chiefs of Staff: Memorandum 46–64, January 22, 1964.
86: President Lyndon Johnson’s Message to Congress, August 5, 1964 [Excerpts].
87: Joint Resolution of Congress H.J. RES 1445: Tonkin Gulf Resolution, August 7, 1964 [Excerpt].
88: Robert S. McNamara Recommends Escalation, July 1, 1965 [Excerpts].
America Takes Charge, 1965–1967.
89: Air Mobility.
90: Attleboro, Operation.
91: Attrition Strategy.
92: Body Count.
93: Casualties.
94: Cedar Falls, Operation.
95: Central Office for South Vietnam.
96: Con Thien, Siege of.
97: Dak To, Battle of.
98: El Paso II, Operation.
99: Ewell, Julian Johnson.
100: Fratricide.
101: Free World Assistance Program.
102: Ho Chi Minh Trail.
103: Honolulu Conference.
104: Ia Drang, Battle of.
105: Junction City, Operation.
106: Market Time, Operation.
107: McNamara Line.
108: Mobile Riverine Force.
109: Search and Destroy.
110: Song Be, Battle of.
111: United States, Involvement In Vietnam, 1965–1968.
112: Documents.
113: Le Duan: “Letters to the South,” February 1965 [Excerpts].
114: National Security Action Memorandum No. 328, April 6, 1965.
115: Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense: Memorandum for President Lyndon Johnson, April 21, 1965 [Excerpt].
116: George Ball, Undersecretary of State: Memorandum for President Lyndon Johnson, July 1, 1965.
117: President Lyndon Johnson: Address in San Antonio, Texas, September 29, 1967 [Excerpt].
118: General William Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. Forces in Vietnam: National Press Club Address, November 21, 1967 [Excerpts].
The Tet Offensive.
119: Ben Tre, Battle of.
120: Calley, William Laws, Jr..
121: Clifford, Clark McAdams.
122: Cronkite, Walter Leland.
123: Hue, Battle of.
124: Humphrey, Hubert Horatio.
125: Kennedy, Robert Francis.
126: Khe Sanh, Battle of.
127: McCarthy, Eugene Joseph.
128: Mini–tet Offensive.
129: My Lai Massacre.
130: Niagara, Operation.
131: Order of Battle Dispute.
132: Tet Offensive, Overall Strategy.
133: Tet Offensive and the Saigon Circle.
134: Documents.
135: President Lyndon Johnson: News Conference, February 2, 1968 [Excerpts].
136: Senator Robert F. Kennedy Calls Vietnam an Unwinnable War, February 8, 1968.
137: President Lyndon Johnson: Televised Address, March 31, 1968 [Excerpts].
138: President Lyndon Johnson: Announcement of U.S. Bombing Halt, October 31, 1968 [Excerpt].
War on the Home Front.
139: Ali, Muhammad.
140: American Friends of Vietnam.
141: Antiwar Movement, U.S..
142: Baez, Joan Chandos.
143: Berrigan, Daniel.
144: Berrigan, Philip.
145: Black Panthers.
146: Camden 28.
147: Catonsville Nine.
148: Chicago Eight.
149: Clark, William Ramsey.
150: Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam.
151: Conscientious Objectors.
152: Counterculture.
153: Democratic National Convention of 1968.
154: Ellsberg, Daniel.
155: Fonda, Jane Seymour.
156: Fulbright, James William.
157: Imperial Presidency.
158: Jackson State College Shootings.
159: Kent State University Shootings.
160: King, Martin Luther, Jr..
161: Levy, Howard Brett.
162: March on the Pentagon.
163: McGovern, George Stanley.
164: Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam.
165: National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam.
166: Port Huron Statement.
167: Public Opinion and the War, U.S..
168: Spring Mobilization to End the War In Vietnam.
169: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
170: Students for a Democratic Society.
171: Teach-Ins and Sit-Ins.
172: Television and the Vietnam War.
173: Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
174: Weathermen.
175: Woodstock.
176: Youth International Party.
177: Documents.
178: John Kerry: Statement of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 23, 1971 [Excerpts].
179: Jane Fonda: Broadcast from Hanoi, August 22, 1972.
Vietnamization and the Nixon Years.
180: Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr..
181: Apache Snow, Operation.
182: Bunker, Ellsworth.
183: Cambodian Incursion.
184: Cooper-Church Amendment.