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Giap : the general who defeated America in Vietnam / James A. Warren.

Warren, James A. (Author).

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Over the thirty years of his career as commander in chief [of Communist forces in Vietnam], Giap not only frustrated the designs of two nations far stronger than his own both militarily and technologically, but also continually built up the strength and capabilities of his own military forces, seamlessly integrating them into a resilient political infrastructure that he himself had no small hand in creating... Giap saw with far greater clarity than did his adversaries that the balance of forces could be fundamentally altered by ideas, events, and passions far from the battlefield. He was acutely conscious of the way domestic politics in France and the United States could be...manipulated to drive a wedge between the people and the governments that claimed to represent them. By protracting the conflicts against France and America, inflicting substantial casualties, and portraying his enemies' war policies as unjust...Giap believed he could sap the will of his adversaries to a point where their military victory would become impossible. He was entirely correct. Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 355.0092 WARR 2013 (Text) 33892002473834 Main Collection Book None 10/17/2013 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780230107120 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0230107125 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: [xxi], 234 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

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Formatted Contents Note:
The Vietnamese revolution and the young revolutionary -- Upheaval and opportunity: World War II -- The war of resistance against France: 1945-1950 -- The border offensive of 1950: Giap's first victories -- 1951-53 -- Dien Bien Phu, and victory -- The long struggle in the south begins 1954-1965 -- People's war against the United States: the escalation, phase: 1965-1967 -- The Tet offensive -- Fighting, negotiating, and victory: 1969-1975 -- Reflections.
Summary, etc.:
Over the thirty years of his career as commander in chief [of Communist forces in Vietnam], Giap not only frustrated the designs of two nations far stronger than his own both militarily and technologically, but also continually built up the strength and capabilities of his own military forces, seamlessly integrating them into a resilient political infrastructure that he himself had no small hand in creating... Giap saw with far greater clarity than did his adversaries that the balance of forces could be fundamentally altered by ideas, events, and passions far from the battlefield. He was acutely conscious of the way domestic politics in France and the United States could be...manipulated to drive a wedge between the people and the governments that claimed to represent them. By protracting the conflicts against France and America, inflicting substantial casualties, and portraying his enemies' war policies as unjust...Giap believed he could sap the will of his adversaries to a point where their military victory would become impossible. He was entirely correct. Book jacket.
Subject: Võ, Nguyên Giáp, 1911-2013.
Vietnam. Quân đội nhân dân > Biography.
Generals > Vietnam > Biography

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