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The Origins of Vietnam War

Original Title in English: The Origins of Vietnam War
Author: Fredrik Logevall
Vietnamese Title: Nguồn gốc Chiến tranh Việt Nam 
Translator: undisclosed
Publisher: Longman, 2001, ISBN: 9780582319189

About the book: 
The war in Vietnam was a seminal event in post-1945 world affairs. The conflict had a profound and lasting impact on the politics and society of Vietnam and the United States, but also shaped the larger international system in critical ways. This volume provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to the origins of the war. It situates the developments from the French colonial period to the eruption of major war in 1965 in their larger global setting - how Vietnamese affairs were shaped by - and in turn shaped - developments outside Vietnam
The Origins of theVietnam War looks at:
  • Why France colonized Indochina in the late 19th century, and why that colonial venture ended in defeat at the hands of Ho Chi Minh's Vietminh in 1954.
  • Why the 1954 Geneva Agreement failed to bring long-term peace to Indochina.
  • Why the United States opted to make a commitment to the creation of an   independent, non-communist South Vietnam.
  • Why a major war developed in 1965, with the US and South Vietnam on one side  and the National Liberation Front and North Vietnam, backed by China and the Soviet Union on the other.
  • Whether the war could have been avoided.
Containing a Guide to Characters, Chronology and detailed Bibliography, The Origins of the Vietnam War provides an indispensable introduction to one of the most important events in recent history.

About the Author: Fredrik Logevall is Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Vietnamese presentation
Fredrik Logevall là giáo sư dạy sử ở trường Đại học Cornell, New York, Hoa Kì. Ông là một tác giả có uy tín về chiến tranh Việt Nam và Chiến tranh Lạnh, đã từng xuất bản nhiều cuốn sách giá trị như Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in VietnamAmerica's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity và The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict And Cold War Crisis. Cuốn The Origins of Vietnam War được xuất bản lần đầu tiên năm 2001, nghiên cứu về tình hình lịch sử và nguồn gốc của cuộc chiến tranh Việt Nam từ những năm 1954 đến 1964. Tại sao Hoa Kì lại kiên quyết theo đuổi một cuộc chiến ở Việt Nam? Liệu cuộc chiến này có thể tránh được hay không? 
Chương I: Giới thiệu vấn đề
Chương II: Chiến tranh Việt Pháp
Chương III: Thử nghiệm Diệm
Chương IV: Khủng hoảng trầm trọng thêm
Chương V: Một cuộc chiến lớn đang đến gần
Chương VI: Liệu cuộc chiến có thể tránh được?

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