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Abandoning Vietnam

how America left and South Vietnam lost its war

by James H. Willbanks

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-362) and index.

      StatementJames H. Willbanks.
      SeriesModern war studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS557.7 .W55 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 377 p. :
      Number of Pages377
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3289666M
      ISBN 100700613315
      LC Control Number2004003407

        Abandoning Vietnam is nonetheless the finest account to date of American military and political policy from the aftermath of the Tet Offensive to the “fall” of Saigon. As such, this book should be considered required reading by all students of the American War in Vietnam, whether they are in the classroom, the newsroom, the sitting room, or Author: Marc Jason Gilbert. Excellent book by the author, who was the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam. Captain William Albracht took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Firebase Kate. He along with 27 Americans and Montagnard militiamen fought and defended their position against three North Vietnamese Army regiments a total of six thousand men who cross /5.

      The Best and the Brightest () is an account by journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War published by Random focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals who were in John F. Kennedy's administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam. The title referred to Kennedy's "whiz kids"—leaders of industry and. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Willbanks, James H., Abandoning Vietnam. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas.

      The reception for Abandoned In Hell: The Fight For Firebase Kate has generally been positive. The Washington Independent Review of Books wrote, "With a foreword by Joseph L. Galloway (co-author of We Were Soldiers Once) and excellent illustrations and photos, Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate is a story that deserved to. However, in Abandoned some shift of style that significantly enhanced the book. While a Master of Character development, in Abandoned most primary characters seemed to be introduced and active and their personalities and back stories evolved through the story. The book really demanded involvement, basically hated to take breaks from reading/5().


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This very accessible book does a fantastic job detailing the post-Tet rise of America's "Vietnamization" doctrine/rationalization under Nixon and subsequent events/5(4).

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Willbanks 4/5(1). Why Vietnamization failed just two years after the United States withdrew its forces from Vietnam on 29 March is the central question of the book. This is sobering tale told by balanced, exacting : University Press of Kansas.

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Willbanks, a professor in the Combat Studies Institute at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, has written an engaging and thoughtful analysis of Vietnamization, the process for turning the war back to the South Author: Historynet Staff.

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While James Willbanks doesn't offer any easy answers to that question, his book convincingly shows why America's strategy for exiting the Vietnam War failed miserably and left South Vietnam to. Abandoning Vietnam Book Description: Did America's departure from Vietnam produce the "peace with honor" promised by President Richard Nixon or was that simply an empty wish meant to distract war-weary Americans from a tragic "defeat with shame".

Read "Abandoning Vietnam How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War" by James H. Willbanks available from Rakuten Kobo. Did America's departure from Vietnam produce the "peace with honor" promised by President Richard Nixon or was Brand: University Press of Kansas.

Abandoning Vietnam How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War. av James H Willbanks. Häftad Engelska, Köp. Spara som favorit his book convincingly shows why America's strategy for exiting the Vietnam War failed miserably and left South Vietnam to a dismal fate.

That strategy, "Vietnamization," was designed to. I was lucky enough to get a digital copy of Dr. Yancey's book "Abandoned: MIA in Vietnam". I'm sure I have read most of his books and have enjoyed every one.

But this one takes the cake. I usually manage to figure out what's going on as I read the book. BUT this one had me guessing right until the very end/5. Willbanks’ ‘Abandoning Vietnam’: A study of how South Vietnam died Basically, South Vietnam committed suicide, but we handed Thieu the loaded Author: Thomas E.

Ricks. Get this from a library. Abandoning Vietnam: how America left and South Vietnam lost its war. [James H Willbanks] -- "Did America's departure from Vietnam produce the "peace with honor" promised by President Richard Nixon or was that simply an empty wish. Despite its strengths I would not recommend "Abandoning Vietnam" as a single definitive reference for this topic - apart from the lack of objective first-hand North Vietnamese perspectives (excusable given the limited likelihood of the author being able to access source documents, etc.), the author's discussion of military operations is largely /5(6).

Why Vietnamization failed just two years after the United States withdrew its forces from Vietnam on 29 March is the central question of the book. This is sobering tale told by balanced, exacting scholar.

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While James Willbanks doesn't offer any easy answers to that question, his book convincingly shows why America's strategy for exiting the Vietnam War failed miserably and left South Vietnam to a Brand: University Press of Kansas.

I like this book in a similar way to how I enjoyed Room, they are both innocent dentally, I didn’t realize My Abandonment was based on actual events or that it was meant to be YA (it was recommended to me by a goodreads page that is definitely adult)/5.

Buy Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War (Modern War Studies) by James H. Willbanks (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6).Doves attribute South Vietnam's defeat to governmental weakness and illegitimacy—reinforcing their argument that America's ally had always been unworthy of : Mark Moyar.