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Author Lee, J. Edward, 1953-

Title Nixon, Ford, and the abandonment of South Vietnam / by J. Edward Lee and H.C. "Toby" Haynsworth
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  959.70431 Lee/Nfa  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 215 pages : illustrations, 2 maps ; 22 cm
Contents The worst day -- Turning point -- Nixon's doctrine -- The widening morass -- Incursion -- Irritants -- Madman -- Last chance -- Gravest consequences -- Under siege -- Crises -- Expletive deleted -- Caretaker -- The razor's edge -- Nothing happened -- Will ARVN fight? -- Final betrayal -- Exit -- Who lost South Vietnam? -- Chronology of major events
Summary "South Vietnam fell because of events occurring thousands of miles away from the battlefields - in China, the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East, and Washington's corridors of power, along protest lines, and around America's dinner tables." "This work examines those other political, social, and economic conflicts that distracted and crippled the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and led to the abandonment of the U.S.-supported South Vietnamese regime."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Author Haynsworth, Toby.
LC no. 2002003341
ISBN 0786413026 paperback alkaline paper