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by Patrick J. Hearden

  • Author: Patrick J. Hearden
  • ISBN: 0321365844
  • ISBN13: 978-0321365842
  • ePub: 1535 kb | FB2: 1906 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (October 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 188
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 480
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Patrick Hearden is the author of Roosevelt Confronts Hitler: America's Entry into World War Two and The Tragedy of Vietnam

Patrick Hearden is the author of Roosevelt Confronts Hitler: America's Entry into World War Two and The Tragedy of Vietnam. Akira Iriye is the former president of the American Historical Association and author of a number of books, including The Cold War in Asia: A Historical Introduction and Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945.

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The Tragedy of Vietnam. by Patrick J. Hearden. Published October 2005 by Longman Publishing Group. by. Hearden, Patrick . 1942-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975. New York, NY : HarperCollins. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on June 9, 2015. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text that provides comprehensive coverage of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. The book provides extensive background on the Vietnam War, the relevant history of Southeast Asia and the consequences of the Vietnam conflict on the region.

Author Patrick Hearden examines the key decisions and questions surroudning the tragic American entanglement in Vietnam, providing readers with a fascinating discussion of why the United States became involved in this war and why this involvement persisted for nearly a quarter of a century. This book covers the social, economic, ideological, diplomatic and military aspects of the Vietnam War.

Good book. Must read.
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I've read it twice now. I'll read it again no doubt. It pissed me off. What a waste. I answered the call and proudly served. Was in country from Oct. 66 to Oct. 67. Book is great but is rather upsetting to find that it was a waste and over 58,000 of our brothers are forever gone but in our memories. A must read for all Viet Vets. (Sgt.) Bill Blanke USMC. '68-'68.
Vietnam was an event in United States history that will forever live on. The Tragedy of Vietnam by Patrick Hearden is a wonderful piece of work that chronologically gives you an overview of the events that occurred in Vietnam, events prior to U.S. involvement and well into the involvement of the U.S in Vietnam. A plethora of books have been published on the U.S involvement in Vietnam. So to attack someone's interpretation of the events that occurred in Vietnam, which Hearden makes clear in the book, is in-appropriate. To top that off, if you are going to publicly express your opinion of someone's writing, than it would be in your best interest to use the spell check tool in your word processing suite, provide some hard fact evidence and cite examples from the book to justify your distaste in the writing.
From reading the review on Hearden's book on "Amazon.com" I was a little taken aback. Patrick Hearden is a professor of History at Purdue University where he teaches classes on American Diplomacy and specific courses on Vietnam. Obviously being a history scholar at a top notch school would give Hearden some credibility. I would like to think that he is a very credible author and that his book gives the reader a very clear picture of what happened in the many years we were involved in that little country in Asia.
The book is great in giving an overview of what my Diplomatic History professor calls a Greek Tragedy. It can be called a Greek Tragedy because the story is told in five acts and ends in tragedy. The five acts occur with each of the five presidents that played a role in the policies that determined the role of the U.S. in Vietnam. From Truman to Eisenhower, to Kennedy, to Johnson and finally with Nixon each president played a specific role in our involvement and Hearden does a great job of going into each presidency and specifically discussing each ones involvement and their policy decisions regarding Vietnam.
Hearden also gives good insight into the lives of people in Vietnam and how they felt about the situation at hand and the opinions of the American people as well. Now in expressing my opinion I would like to say I feel this book is of great value to anyone studying Vietnam, especially if they are studying the policy and the decisions surrounding the policies that were set forth by our presidents during the time of The Vietnam War. In addition there should be a disclaimer with all readings that say "historical interpretation because history is one huge interpretation. Sure there may have been people on hand with pen and paper to right down everything they saw and heard but you must keep in mind that with history there is always two or more sides to every story and that statement I believe to be fact. So it is the job of us as history students and the job of history professors to take history and utilize it to make decisions on what happened when and where but to know that it may not be one-hundred percent accurate. So I say that Hearden's book is a great companion to have for learning about Vietnam and the diplomacy involved in the U.S.'s stand in Vietnam.
*note to previous reviewer. It has been clearly noted by professors, students, academic professionals and historians that research on the internet is far from accurate in many cases. If you think that you can find everything you need to know on the internet than maybe you should stop by the information desk at your respective school of enrollment and ask for directions to the library.
This book is an entertaining read. It is short, fast paced, and gives a fantastic overview of how America became involved in the war.

It begins by explaining the French occupation of Indochina, and ends far after the American war there ended.

That being said, this book is VERY general, and goes into little detail about the HOWS and WHYS of the war. You can not read this book and know all there is to know. You need more than one source. This book should be combined with a video series called Vietnam: A Television History, and a couple of other books to get the full picture. For people seriously interested in the WHYS of American involvement, focus on the years JFK took office until about 1966, this will give you all of the reasons you need.
Hearden writes with an interesting, engaging style, to be sure, and he presents factual data. But I have never seen such a distorted interpretation of facts in my life. His logic is disturbingly flawed to the extent that he omits facts to prove his points. The entire book seems like an effort to relieve the United States diplomats of any blame for the heavy-handed mistakes in Viet Nam, rather than recognizing the bureaucratic inconsistencies that jeopardized the lives and country of millions of people--Vietnamese and American. In fact, Hearden tries so hard to justify his favorite politicians Lodge and McNamara that he actually *praises* Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Communist effort, for his apparent genius and virtuousness!

It's a simply appalling synthesis. If you believe in the liberating democratic foundations of the United States of America or if you prefer to be told the whole truth in the context of logic and humanism, this is not the book for you.

I picked up this book, not knowing much about the Viet Nam War, hoping to read an intelligent, sensitive treatment of a war that deeply pained both Vietnamese and American people. It was the complete opposite. Far from sensitive, Hearden irreverently slings mud across the face of the Vietnamese icon of hope and freedom, Ngo Dinh Diem.

Frankly, it has taken all of my willpower to restrain myself from name-calling in this review. And while I won't childishly lay waste to Hearden's name, like he did to the South Vietnamese and Ngo Dinh Diem, I am going to seek out some altar belonging to one of my Vietnamese relatives somewhere, and burn this book in effigy before it. I abhor that my $30 sits in Hearden's pockets.
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