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The Resource Misalliance : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam, Edward Miller

Misalliance : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam, Edward Miller

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Misalliance : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam
Title
Misalliance
Title remainder
Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Edward Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As leader of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem was hailed by some as a "miracle man" who had saved his country from communism. Others denounced him as a U.S. puppet or as a reactionary mandarin. In Misalliance, Edward Miller refutes these simplistic caricatures and presents a new interpretation of Diem and the rise and fall of his alliance with the United States. Drawing on American, French, and Vietnamese archival sources, Miller shows how Diem engineered his own rise to power and outmaneuvered his rivals in Saigon during the mid-1950s. He then embarked on an ambitious program of nation building that was based not on the advice offered by his U.S. advisors, but on his own vision of Vietnam's modernization. Overturning the conventional wisdom about Diem, Miller shows that he was a man with a plan--a plan that turned out to be deeply flawed, with disastrous consequences for both Vietnam and the United States"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
327.730597/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.V5
LC item number
M54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Misalliance : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam, Edward Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man of faith -- New beginnings -- The making of an alliance -- Revolutions and republics -- Settlers and engineers -- Countering insurgents -- Limited partners -- Mixed signals -- The unmaking of an alliance
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
419 p.
Isbn
9780674072985
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn808930460
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275547
Label
Misalliance : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam, Edward Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man of faith -- New beginnings -- The making of an alliance -- Revolutions and republics -- Settlers and engineers -- Countering insurgents -- Limited partners -- Mixed signals -- The unmaking of an alliance
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
419 p.
Isbn
9780674072985
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn808930460
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275547

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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