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Vietnam: A New History
Vietnam: A New History

Vietnam: A New History

Product ID : 16477156


Galleon Product ID 16477156
UPC / ISBN 0465094368
Shipping Weight 2.1 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer Basic Books
Shipping Dimension 9.29 x 6.1 x 1.81 inches
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Author Christopher Goscha
Brand Basic Books
Edition 1
Number Of Pages 592
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2016-09-13
Release Date 2016-09-13
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About Vietnam: A New History

The definitive history of modern Vietnam, lauded as "groundbreaking" (Guardian) and "the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English" (Wall Street Journal) and a finalist for the Cundill History PrizeIn Vietnam, Christopher Goscha tells the full history of Vietnam, from antiquity to the present day. Generations of emperors, rebels, priests, and colonizers left complicated legacies in this remarkable country. Periods of Chinese, French, and Japanese rule reshaped and modernized Vietnam, but so too did the colonial enterprises of the Vietnamese themselves as they extended their influence southward from the Red River Delta. Over the centuries, numerous kingdoms, dynasties, and states have ruled over -- and fought for -- what is now Vietnam. The bloody Cold War-era conflict between Ho Chi Minh's communist-backed Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the American-backed Republic of Vietnam was only the most recent instance when war divided and transformed Vietnam.A major achievement, Vietnam offers the grand narrative of the country's complex past and the creation of the modern state of Vietnam. It is the definitive single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand Vietnam today.