In the Jaws of History (Vietnam War Era Classics Series)

In the Jaws of History (Vietnam War Era Classics Series)

By: David Chanoff (author), Bui Diem (author)Paperback

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"...the ultimate insider's account of the war from the South Vietnamese side, including the appalling story of how the American intervention actually happened." -Washington Post "This book gives Americans a rare opportunity-the chance to see the Vietnam experience through Vietnamese eyes. Few Vietnamese know their recent history as well as Bui Diem does. And none has told it better." -Ambassador William Jorden "...well-written and at times illuminating..." -Library Journal In the Jaws of History is the most important book written on the Vietnam War from the viewpoint of the South, from an author who was a senior official of the South Vietnamese government and later ambassador to the U.S.

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About Author

Bui Diem is now a consultant on Vietnamese affairs living in Rockville, Maryland. David Chanoff is the co-author of several other books on Vietnam.


In the Jaws of History Early Years Secret Societies The Dia Viet The August Revolution British, Chinese, and French The Terror In Hiding The Bao Dai Solution Alpine Interlude The French Dig In The Emperor's Choice Diem and the Opposition The Coup Beyond the Coup The Government of General Khanh The Americans Intervene Dr. Quat and the Generals Toward a Constitution Second Step Ambassador to Washington A Democratic Constitution Behind the Scenes The 1967 Elections A Change in Mood Tet Mau Than The Talks Begin The Anna Chennault Affair New President, New Policy Buying Time Losing Time The One-Man Election Two Showdowns The Paris Agreement Last Things Epilogue Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780253213013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780253213013
  • weight: 586
  • ISBN10: 0253213010

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