Stanley karnow vietnam a history summary
Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow“A landmark work…The most complete account to date of the Vietnam tragedy.” –The Washington Post Book World
This monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its undertsanding, and compassionate in its human portrayals, it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow’s defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns’s ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War. Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand – and make peace with – a convulsive epoch of our recent history.
I don't think I could read that now. I'm angry as it is with the way the country is handling Iraq and some of the similarities are too horrid. I doubt I would ever read that or any other book about war. It is too upsetting. Your book sounds really interesting. I've mentioned before that I work with a man who did a couple of tours of Vietnam.
Jun 01, ISBN Free of ideological bias, profound in its undertsanding, and compassionate in its human portrayls , it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand — and make peace with — a convulsive epoch of our recent history. He lives outside of Washington, D. Preface 1. The War Nobody Won 2. Piety and Power 3.
Full obituary Notable deaths of Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the works, died Sunday at his home in Potomac, Md. He was A former correspondent for Time, the Washington Post and other publications, Karnow was one of the first U. He reported on the first two U. Even-handed and thorough, it remains a definitive work on the unpopular war.
Mr. Karnow draws on a belief in the importance of history, his journalistic experience in Capsule Review. Vietnam: A History. By Stanley Karnow the excellent public television series on the war in Vietnam is the best book to recommend for.
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Thank you! This companion to an upcoming, part public television documentary on Vietnam has the weaknesses of TV without its visual strength--but it is nonetheless a readable digest. By integrating colonized intellectuals into French culture, the French helped to create an educated intelligentsia--which, in turn, gave form to the inchoate Vietnamese nationalism that had long restricted foreign control. The story of that intelligentsia, and of Ho Chi Minh in particular, Karnow handles comfortably if not innovatively. Independence was spurious, he shows, under the French puppet emperor Bao Dai.
Sorbonne, University of Paris , — He is best known for his writings on the Vietnam War. He then began his career in journalism as Time correspondent in Paris in After covering Europe , the Middle East , and Africa where he was North Africa bureau chief in , he went to Asia, where he spent the most influential part of his career. Present in Vietnam in July when the first Americans were killed,  he reported on the Vietnam War in its entirety. This landed him a place on the master list of Nixon political opponents.
War Against Asia. I found the book to be well written, but focused on history in the context of what we call in the United States the War in Vietnam. In my generation that was frequently just called The War. There is a general history of Vietnam leading up to the French colonial period that emphasizes the various independence struggles in the area we now call Vietnam. If you want a cultural history of Vietnam, or a detailed look at Vietnam before , this book does not cover that adequately. If you want to understand the motives of the Vietnamese independence movement and major players like France, China, Japan, Russia, and the United States, this book is great.