6 edition of Noble Cause? America and the Vietnam War, A found in the catalog.
October 11, 1999
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||400|
A noble cause?: America and the Vietnam War. Chapter 6. Add to My Bookmarks Book Author(s) De Groot, Gerard J. Date Publisher Longman/Pearson Education Pub place Harlow Volume Modern wars in perspective ISBN , ISBN This item appears on. A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War. Description. A Noble Cause presents an unbiased view of why the Vietnam War was fought, how it was lost, and what effect it has had through analytical work and strong narrative, which offers a clear treatment of themes which have frequently been masked by sentiment or myth.. The military events, the political and strategic contexts, and the social Format: Paper.
DeGroot examines a later conflict in A Noble Cause? America and the Vietnam War, which Contemporary Review contributor Michael F. Hopkins found to be a "brisk, clear, engaging account based on a wide range of secondary sources and some primary materials." As Hopkins further noted, for DeGroot that war was "a great illuminating failure," for. There have, however, been serious revisionist histories of the Vietnam War: Guenter Lewy’s America in Vietnam () was an excellent early example, and like Lewy before him, the sheer scholarship behind Moyar’s book demands that we take his views seriously.
For all Reagan's efforts to convince the American people of the vital need for U.S. involvement in Central America in the s, appeals often cast within the Vietnam-as-noble-war rhetorical offensive, he made little headway with a skeptical citizenry whose memories of Vietnam had taught the limits of American power as well as the merits of. The Vietnam War is one of the most controversial and traumatic events in American history. In the 21st century, Americans still bitterly argue about the war. For instance, in the presidential election, the Vietnam-era military service of both major candidates turned into a serious campaign issue. Like everyone else, historians continue to debate the [ ].
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Still, the U.S. government, including the Obama Administration, continues to portray the American War on Vietnam as a Noble Cause, and attempts to sanitize and white-wash the war Author: Dan Kovalik. A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War 1st Edition by Gerard J. De Groot (Author) › Visit Amazon's Gerard J.
De Groot Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Gerard J. De Groot. We dishonor the memory of 50, young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt as if we were doing something shameful.” Reagan’s analysis of America’s role in Vietnam, and his claim that the American war effort had been a “noble cause,” was an early articulation of an emerging school of thought on.
Few wars have had such a deep impact on the American people than the Vietnam de Groot's clear-eyed treatment covers the military events, the political and strategic contexts, as well as the social and cultural impact of the war.
It's a powerful study which offers fresh insights into the communist revolution and military tactics, the flaws in US strategy and the legacy of the war. Back inI published A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War.
It was designed to be a textbook for students studying the war, but also an enjoyable read. I wanted to write a book that was not just about the fighting, but one which would also cover the political, social and cultural consequences of the war.
A Noble Cause. America and the Vietnam War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Few wars have had such a deep impact on the Ame /5(14).
Those coming to the Vietnam War for the first time might start with a little experiment. Get on the internet, choose a search engine and key in ‘Vietnam War’. Press return, then wait while thousands of ‘matches’ are brought forward.
The results defy categorization; the websites of academics, journalists, and earnest researchers mingle with those. Get an answer for 'Was the Vietnam War a tragic blunder, a noble cause or a disguised form of anti-democratic imperialism.
The American people were against the vietnam war. Many of. A devastating follow-up to Marciano’s classic Teaching the Vietnam War (written with William L. Griffen), Marciano’s book seeks not to commemorate the Vietnam War, but to stop the ongoing U.S. war on actual history.
Marciano reveals the grandiose flag-waving that stems from the “Noble Cause principle,” the notion that America is /5(17). Buy A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War (Modern Wars In Perspective) 01 by DeGroot, Gerard J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Reviews: 1. Niles (MacArthur's War), a novelist and fantasy game designer, unconvincingly attempts to argue that the American war in Vietnam was, in Ronald Reagan's words, "a noble cause." He creditably shows that American fighting forces by and large did well on the battlefields of South Vietnam, winning every important engagement against the Viet Cong Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.
Get this from a library. A noble cause?: America and the Vietnam War. [Gerard J De Groot] -- A Noble Cause. examines the military events, the political and strategic contexts and the social and cultural impact of the Vietnam War. It highlights the flaws in US strategy and the legacy of the.
The truth about the Vietnam War, however, is that we fought it for a noble cause, and, in the end, sadly, by ceasing to believe in that cause and in ourselves, we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History in the State University of New York and blogs at: Soon thereafter, the U.S. joined the war effort, siding with South Vietnam to help stop the spread of communism.
This intervention would become one of the most divisive decisions in U.S. history, spawning an anti-war movement that would remain influential long after the war ended in. A Noble Cause: America and the Vietnam War.
Modern Wars in Perspective. England and New York: Longman, xvi + $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by John McNay Published on H-War (December, ) Gerard J. DeGroot's A Noble Cause. America and the Vietnam War is part of a series published by Longman called Modern Wars in.
Was the Vietnam War a tragic mistake. Or was it, as President Ronald Reagan would claim, "a noble cause". In an enthralling book, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman provides a succinct account of perhaps the most puzzling and contentious of America s wars/5(60).
But for those who have some familiarity, The Vietnam War’s pages of text will feel as the jungles and rice paddies did to US soldiers 50 years ago: a total slog.
The book’s real insight comes in five short, intriguing essays written by other historians; the contributions by Edward Miller and Fredrik Logevall are particularly good.
A devastating follow-up to Marciano's classicTeaching the Vietnam War(written with William L. Griffen), Marciano's book seeks not to commemorate the Vietnam War, but to stop the ongoing U.S.
war on actual history. Marciano reveals the grandiose flag-waving that stems from the "Noble Cause principle," the notion that America is "chosen by.
Yes, Our Cause In Vietnam Was Noble. by: T.L. Foster, Peoria, Illinois. Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan has been drawing fire from certain quarters for his recent affirmation that America fought for noble motives in Vietnam.
Specifically, Reagan told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Chicago the “Vietnam Syndrome”had made Americans timid and apologetic for their opposition. At this time of extreme political polarization we might consider whether Martin Luther King was correct when he said, “if America’s soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read ‘Vietnam.’” At the core of the noble cause or immoral war question is.
Bythe idea that Vietnam posed a threat to Cold War America was so discredited, it sometimes sounded as if America’s only remaining war .A devastating follow-up to William L. Griffen and Marciano’s classic Teaching the Vietnam War, The American War in Vietnam seeks not to commemorate the Vietnam War, but to stop the ongoing U.S.
war on actual history. Marciano reveals the grandiose flag-waving that stems from the “Noble Cause principle,” the notion that America is. As a Vietnam era vet who missed going to the RVN by an eyelash and had a brother who made it back from his tour, I feel it was a noble cause, at least at first, and was necessary to keep South VN from going Communist.
We and the UN forces tried .