Vietnam: Explaining America's Lost War

Vietnam: Explaining America's Lost War

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Gary R. Hess
  • Publish Date: 2008-04-28


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In Vietnam, Gary R. Hess describes and evaluates the main arguments of scholars, participants, and journalists, both revisionist and orthodox in their approach, as they try to answer fundamental questions of the Vietnam War.


  • Clearly examines the historiography of the Vietnam War

  • Questions whether the Vietnam War was lost due to poor strategy and leadership, or was inherently doomed to failure

  • Includes a bibliographic essay which complements the literature discussed in the text

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