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By Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

A significant other to the Vietnam struggle includes twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and so much divisive overseas clash. It represents the simplest present scholarship in this arguable and influential episode in glossy American heritage. Highlights problems with nationalism, tradition, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam struggle historical past, together with American warfare rules, the Vietnamese viewpoint, the antiwar stream, and the yank domestic entrance. Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and subject. features a pick out bibliography to lead extra learn.

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For many years, historical writings published in Vietnam and elsewhere were virtually silent on the significance of these events and how they affected Ho Chi Minh personally. Recent evidence, however, suggests that Ho had indeed begun to come under suspicion in Moscow for his unorthodox views, and was replaced by the Comintern as the leader of the Vietnamese revolutionary movement by Tran Phu, an ambitious young revolutionary who had been trained in Moscow; he was appointed as director of a newly-formed Comintern office located in Hong Kong.

A few of these questions have entered the arena of public debate. While few knowledgeable observers would dispute the fact that Ho Chi Minh was a leading figure in the Vietnamese struggle for independence against the French, for example, many would question his patriotic motives by alluding to his record as a Comintern agent and his lifelong commitment to the Marxist-Leninist principle of proletarian internationalism. The patriotic image so assiduously cultivated by Ho and his colleagues in the communist movement, some allege, was simply a ruse to win support for the revolutionary cause from the Vietnamese people.

PART I The Vietnamese in Context CHAPTER Two In Search of Ho Chi Minh WILLIAM DUIKER A quarter of a century after his death, the Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh remains one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century. Although his name is instantly recognizable to millions of people throughout the world, there are still major differences in the interpretation of his character and his legacy to future generations ofVietnamese people. In death as in life, Ho Chi Minh remains one of the great enigmas of our century.

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