Vietnam: A New History

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Price
$22.99  $21.38
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
592
Dimensions
5.53 X 8.27 X 1.4 inches | 1.13 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781541603653

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About the Author
Christopher Goscha is professor of history at the Université du Québec à Montréal. The author and editor of numerous books on Southeast Asia and international relations in English and French, he lives in Montreal, Canada.
Reviews
"Mr. Goscha is one of the most talented and prolific of a new group of American and French historians who have examined the modern history of Vietnam not in regard to the country's relationship to the U.S. or the Cold War but on its own terms... [he] has put together what will probably be for some time the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English... for readers seeking a concise, insightful and readable guide to the complexity and variety of Vietnam's modern history, this book is an excellent choice."--Wall Street Journal
"Groundbreaking... Goscha has provided quite simply the finest, most readable single-volume history of Vietnam in English."--Guardian
"[A] thorough and thoughtful new history."--The Economist
"A splendid achievement. Christopher Goscha is one of our leading historians of modern Vietnam, and he shows it in this nuanced, fair-minded, deeply humane book. Destined to be a standard work on the subject."--Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
"Powerful and compelling. Vietnam will be of growing importance in the twenty-first-century world, particularly as China and the US rethink their roles in Asia. Christopher Goscha's book is a brilliant account of that country's history. Paying careful attention to Vietnamese voices as well as those of colonizers, he constructs a narrative that sets Vietnam in context, and makes it for western readers so much more than a half-remembered event in the Cold War."--Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
"For those who have wanted a distinct and comprehensive overview of Vietnam's history, this is it. Christopher Goscha has an eye for how history connects through generations and how a country can rise from disasters in a new form, without losing sight of its past."--Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750
"[An] excellent book.... Goscha is rigorously objective; but he does not shy away from analysis amid his historical fact finding."--The VVA Veteran
"A welcome new scholarly take on the story of a fascinating country." --Washington Independent Review of Books
"A vigorous, eye-opening account of a country of great importance to the world, past and future."--Kirkus Reviews