America's Lost War: Vietnam, 1945-1975

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Contents
ForewordVII
Preface and AcknowledgmentsXIII
CHAPTER ONE: The First Indochina War, 194519541
Origins of the Revolution2
The Impact of World War II3
America's Response5
The Expansion of the Cold War8
The Deepening Commitment10
The Elephant and the Tiger12
America's Dilemma14
Eisenhower Takes Charge16
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu18
Washington's Response21
The Geneva Settlement: The Emergence of Two Vietnams24
CHAPTER TWO: The Emergence of South Vietnam, 1954196129
The Rise of Ngo Dinh Diem30
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem32
The Consolidation of Diem's Rule34
Progress in South Vietnam36
Mounting Discontent38
Hanoi's Quest for Unification41
A New War44

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