At a glance:
- Author: William J. Duiker
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1890-1969
- Setting: French Indochina, France, Russia, China, and Vietnam
- Characters: Ho Chi Minh, Jean Sainteny, Bao Dai (Vinh Thuy), Truong Chinh, Vo Nguyen Giap, Pham Van Dong, Ngo Dinh Diem, Le Duan
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, Communism or communists, Revolutionaries, Colonialism, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, Asia or Asians, Vietnam War, Politicians, Soldiers, Indochina, Vietnam or Vietnamese people, 1900's
- Locales: France, China, Vietnam, Russia, Indochina
William J. Duiker, retired from the history department at Penn State, was a foreign service officer at the American Embassy in Saigon in the mid-1960’s and is the leading authority on the life of Ho Chi Minh. This biography, supported by eighty-eight pages of dense notes, follows his nine previous books on Vietnam and should be the standard work on Ho Chi Minh for a long while.
With the British entrenched in India and Burma in the nineteenth century, France bullied the young Vietnamese emperor Tu Duc into ceding in 1862 the three southern provinces that became known as Cochin...
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