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By Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

ISBN-10: 1405149833

ISBN-13: 9781405149839

This can be a decent number of definitive, cutting-edge essays on almost all elements of the Vietnam battle. Buzzanco and younger have prepare a superb number of essays at the Vietnam battle by way of a powerful solid of the best students within the box. The struggle itself could have been created by way of the "best and the brightest" of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations, yet this e-book indicates that the "best and the brightest" might be introduced jointly to do justice to a sophisticated and arguable interval of yank and global heritage. This booklet may be at the shelf of each severe scholar of the warfare and it definitely merits a spot in each public and school library. Buzzanco and younger deserve our thank you for gathering such a superb staff of students.

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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.

But in 1910 his father was dismissed from his post under controversial circumstances. French sources raise questions about the competence of his performance as an official, but there may have been doubts about his loyalty as well. A close acquaintance of several leading Vietnamese critics of the colonial regime such as Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh, he was reputed to hold strongly anti-French convictions. Reduced to a humble existence as an itinerant scholar, he died penniless two decades later.

Or, as skeptics charged, was Ho only posing as a moderate as a means of realizing his goal of winning international recognition of the DRV, at which time he and his colleagues would set out to create a socialist society on the Stalinist model? The debate came to a head in late 1946, when tensions in 30 WILLIAM DUIKER relations with France were leading inexorably toward a military conflict. Ho pleaded with French acquaintances to accept a compromise in order to arm him against radical forces in his government.

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