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Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective) Hardcover – 6 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 357 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (6 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520276124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520276123
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,429,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Excellent new [work] on the Vietnam War."--Geoffrey C. Stewart"Cross-Currents" (03/01/2014)

"Asselin's excellent study . . . will remain an indispensible source for students of Vietnam, the Cold War, and twentieth-century world history for many years to come."--Jessica Elkind"The Journal of American History" (06/28/2015)

"A valuable contribution to any discussion of North Vietnam's road to war, and the origins of the American stage in the Vietnam War."--Tal Tovy"H-Net" (02/01/2015)

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"Splendidly researched, chock-full of fascinating new information and insights, Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War is truly a path-breaking study, far and away the best book to date on that crucial topic." --George C. Herring, author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1900-1950

"Pierre Asselin has done an admirable job of marshalling French, Canadian, and British records to supplement the available Vietnamese evidence and illuminate Hanoi's road to the Vietnam War. Asselin shows that the conflagration was inevitable not only due to American goals and actions but because North Vietnam specifically chose war. This is an important contribution to lifting the veil that has long prevented an understanding of Hanoi's approach to the war."--John Prados, author of Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975

"An illuminating account of how North Vietnam's leaders moved from a peaceful reunification strategy to a policy of all-out war. Asselin's stress on Vietnamese agency and on Hanoi's ability to manipulate its Soviet and Chinese allies makes his book a major contribution to the history of Indochina."--Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750

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