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Cultures in conflict : the Viet Nam War
Vadas, Robert E., 1952-
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2002]

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xxi, 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
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Author Notes

ROBERT E. VADAS is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at State University of New York, Potsdam. He started researching the Viet Nam War as a high school student in Cleveland in the 1960s. He was drafted in the early 1970s. Vadas now teaches a course on Viet Nam and every year takes his students there.

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Introductory chapters containing historical background and a discussion of the conflicts between the cultures of Vietnam and the U.S. are followed by excerpts from primary documents, many of them relating personal experiences on both sides of the war.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A Note on Termsp. xiii
Acronymsp. xv
A Viet Nam Timeline of Key Eventsp. xvii
Part I Cultural and Historical Perspectivesp. 1
Chapter 1 A Historical Review of the Viet Nam Warp. 3
Chapter 2 Understanding the Cultural Conflicts between the United States and Viet Namp. 51
Part II Documentsp. 81
Chapter 3 The Cold War Comes to Indochinap. 83
Chapter 4 Americans and Vietnamese Fight Their Warsp. 113
Chapter 5 Stalemate Tests the Will of Fighters and Civilians Alikep. 143
Chapter 6 The Long Conflict Ends, Lasting Legacies Are Forgedp. 173
Part III Reflectingp. 217
Chapter 7 Ideas for Explorationp. 219
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 221
Appendix A Speech by Ho Chi Minh for Declaration of Independence in Hanoip. 225
Appendix B Letter from Ho Chi Minh to President Harry S Trumanp. 229
Appendix C American Casualties in the Viet Nam Warp. 231
Appendix D Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 235
Glossaryp. 237
Indexp. 239