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Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674072985

Publication Date: 04/15/2013


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 2 maps


  • Map 1. Indochina after the Geneva Conference of 1954
  • Map 2. The headquarters of militia commanders in southern Vietnam, 1954–1955
  • Introduction
  • 1. Man of Faith
  • 2. New Beginnings
  • 3. The Making of an Alliance
  • 4. Revolutions and Republics
  • 5. Settlers and Engineers
  • 6. Countering Insurgents
  • 7. Limited Partners
  • 8. Mixed Signals
  • 9. The Unmaking of an Alliance
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Published Collections of Government Documents
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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