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Author Osius, Ted, author.

Title Nothing is impossible : America's reconciliation with Vietnam / Ted Osius ; foreword by John Kerry
Published New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword / by John Kerry -- Preface : Biên Hòa Cemetery -- An improbable friendship -- A time to heal and a time to build -- The story of Pete Peterson -- David and Goliath -- Legacies of war -- Think unthinkable thoughts -- Diplomacy on a bicycle seat -- Châu, Khié̂t, and the students of Vietnam -- China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- The Communist Party -- The Notorious RBG -- A new journey -- A new President -- Ditches and tree roots -- Epilogue : Reconciliation
Summary "Today Vietnam is one of America's strongest international partners, with a thriving economy and a population that welcomes American visitors. How that relationship was formed is a twenty-year story of daring diplomacy and a careful thawing of tensions between the two countries after a lengthy war that cost nearly 60,000 American and more than two million Vietnamese lives. Ted Osius, former ambassador during the Obama Administration, offers a vivid account, starting in the 1990s, of the various forms of diplomacy that made this reconciliation possible. He considers the leaders who put aside past traumas to work on creating a brighter future, including senators John McCain and John Kerry, two Vietnam veterans and ideological opponents who set aside their differences for a greater cause, and Pete Peterson-the former POW who became the first U.S. ambassador to a new Vietnam. Osius also draws upon his own experiences working first-hand with various Vietnamese leaders and traveling the country on bicycle to spotlight the ordinary Vietnamese people who have helped bring about their nation's extraordinary renaissance. With a foreword by former Secretary of State John Kerry, Nothing is Impossible tells an inspiring story of how international diplomacy can create a better world"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
SUBJECT Osius, Ted.
Subject Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography
Ambassadors -- Vietnam -- Biography
Diplomatic relations.
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Subject United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kerry, John, 1943- writer of foreword.
ISBN 1978825196