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The Resource Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam, Gareth Porter

Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam, Gareth Porter

Label
Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam
Title
Perils of dominance
Title remainder
imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Porter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Perils of Dominance is the first completely new interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It challenges the prevailing theory that U.S. officials adhered blindly to the Cold War doctrine that loss of Vietnam would result in a "domino effect" and lead to communist domination of Southeast Asia. Gareth Porter presents compelling evidence that U.S. policy decisions on Vietnam from 1954 to mid-1965 were shaped by an overwhelming imbalance of military power favoring the United States over the Soviet Union and China."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Gareth
Dewey number
959.704/32
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.V5
LC item number
P67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Balance of power
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam, Gareth Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The imbalance of power, 1953-1965 -- The Soviets and Chinese appease the United States -- Eisenhower and Dulles exploit U.S. dominance in Vietnam -- North Vietnamese policy under the American threat -- Kennedy's struggle with the national security bureaucracy -- Johnson, McNamara and the Tonkin Gulf crisis -- Bureaucratic pressures and the decisions for war -- Dominoes, bandwagons and the road to war
Control code
56876590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780520239487
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam, Gareth Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The imbalance of power, 1953-1965 -- The Soviets and Chinese appease the United States -- Eisenhower and Dulles exploit U.S. dominance in Vietnam -- North Vietnamese policy under the American threat -- Kennedy's struggle with the national security bureaucracy -- Johnson, McNamara and the Tonkin Gulf crisis -- Bureaucratic pressures and the decisions for war -- Dominoes, bandwagons and the road to war
Control code
56876590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780520239487
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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