At a glance:
- Author: Robert Mann
- First Published: 2001
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1949-1975
- Setting: Washington, D.C., Vietnam
- Characters: Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon
- Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, History
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, Politics, Twentieth century, 1940's, Vietnam War, War
- Locales: Washington, D.C., Vietnam
Vietnam and the United States are on opposite sides of the world and, until the last half of the twentieth century, the two nations had few political, cultural, or economic ties. Still, the United States became deeply involved in Vietnam’s military struggles. The war in Vietnam divided American public opinion. Its images became part of American popular mythology. It changed the way Americans think about foreign intervention. It even changed the composition of the American population by creating a large Vietnamese American population. Robert Mann’s goal, in this massive but readable...
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