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Vietnam: A History - KARNOW, Stanley

Guild, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, ½" closed tear to the foot of the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “The central theme of Mr. Karnow’s book is that America’s leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. The Truman administration first set America’s course in Vietnam by supporting France’s futile effort to reimpose its rule there as a barrier against Communism; then Eisenhower pledged the nation to South Vietnam’s defence; John Kennedy and his aides deepened the American commitment by their complicity in a plot that led to the assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem; Johnson sent in hundreds of thousands of American troops; Nixon and Kissinger, finally, made the concessions that led to the Communist victory they had for so long, and at such a high price, hoped to prevent. . In its wealth of detail and its sure grasp of the issues, Vietnam: A History transcends the past and contains lessons relevant to the present and future.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 752 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.