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The Korean War and the Vietnam War: People, Politics, and Power (America at War) (repost)

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The Korean War and the Vietnam War: People, Politics, and Power (America at War) (repost)

The Korean War and the Vietnam War: People, Politics, and Power (America at War) By William L. Hosch
2009 | 416 Pages | ISBN: 1615300112 | PDF | 6,8 MB

Introduction 8
Chapter 1: Precursors to the
Korean War 17
Korea Occupied and Divided, 1910–50 18
Chapter 2: Korea at War, 1950–53 26
Preparations for War 26
Invasion and Counterinvasion, 1950–51 27
Talking and Fighting, 1951–53 38
Chapter 3: Political Leaders
of the Korean War 52
North Korea 52
South Korea 55
United States 66
Soviet Union and China 71
Chapter 4: Military Commanders
of the Korean War 74
Chung Il Kwon 74
Peng Dehuai 75
Douglas MacArthur 75
Walton H. Walker 76
Edward M. Almond 77
James Alward Van Fleet 78
Matthew B. Ridgway 78
Mark Clark 79
Chapter 5: Korea Still Divided, 1953– 80
South Korea Modernized 80
North Korea Isolated 81
Chapter 6: Korea and the Cold War 91
Chapter 7: Precursors to the
Vietnam War 96
Vietnam Colonized and Divided, 1897–1955 96

Chapter 8: The American War,
1955–74 105
The Diem Regime and the Viet Cong 105
The U.S. Role Grows 108
The Conflict Deepens 111
The Gulf of Tonkin 114
The United States Enters the War 116
Firepower Comes to Naught 118
Tet Brings the War Home 124
De-escalation, Negotiation, and
Vietnamization 129
The United States Negotiates
a Withdrawal 133
The Fall of South Vietnam 144
Chapter 9: Political Leaders
of the Vietnam War 147
French Indochina 147
North Vietnam 150
South Vietnam 156
Unified Vietnam 159
Cambodia 160
United States 163
Chapter 10: Military Commanders
of the Vietnam War 183
Vo Nguyen Giap 183
Van Tien Dung 185
Tran Van Tra 185
William Westmoreland 186
Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. 187
Chapter 11: Journalists and Antiwar
Activists of the Vietnam War 188
David Halberstam 188
Walter Cronkite 189
Joan Baez 190
Jane Fonda 190
Abbie Hoffman 191

Chapter 12: Vietnam Unified, 1974– 192
The Socialist Republic 192
Problems of Modernization 195
Chapter 13: Vietnam and the
Cold War 198
“America’s Suicide Attempt” 198
The Conduct and Cost of the War 202
Détente as Realism 203
Scaling Back U.S. Commitments 205
The Opening of China and Ostpolitik 206
Arms-Limitation Negotiations 210
End of the Vietnam War 213
The Vietnam War in Perspective 214
Glossary 216
Bibliography 218
Index 222