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Author Nguỹên, Cao Kỳ.

Title How we lost the Vietnam War / Nguyen Cao Ky.

Publication Info. New York : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2002.


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Edition 1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Description 1 online resource (239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Originally published: Twenty years and twenty days : New York : Stein and Day, 1976.
Contents 1. A question of honor: "I'm sorry, the answer is 'no'" -- 2. Into battle: the reason why -- 3. Airborne: I work with Colby of the CIA -- 4. Diem: the CIA backs our coup -- 5. 1964: the year of the seven coups -- 6. Young Turks: the road to power -- 7. Prime Minister: my three days with Johnson -- 8. The Buddhists: confrontation at Danang -- 9. Corruption: the PX millionaires -- 10. Aid: knots in the strings -- 11. Training an army: a question of advice and consent -- 12. Hearts and minds: how the battle was lost -- 13. Limited war: America's fatal flaws -- 14. Tet: the breaking of America's morale -- 15. The President: one reason why Nixon won -- 16. Vietnamization: what's in a name? -- 17. Paris: when the killing had to stop.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Nguyen Cao Ky served as South Vietnam's prime minister and its vice president during the years of the Vietnam War's escalation, and of subsequent criticism of the war from the U.S. His memoir provides an insider's look at the disputes and corruption within the government of South Vietnam and the diplomatic struggles with the U.S. during this time. Ky, who was also a military pilot and held the rank of marshal, gives insight into the South Vietnamese military as well, criticizing inaccurate reporting on the war and drawing attention to stories that journalists avoided. Assessing the U.S. ambassadors Bunker and Martin and the role played by foreign aid, Nguyen paint an eye-opening picture of how American politics and elections had a profound effect upon U.S. allies."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nguỹên, Cao Kỳ.
Nguỹên, Cao Kỳ. (OCoLC)fst00225376
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Vice-presidents -- Vietnam (Republic) -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Military -- Vietnam War.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Vice-Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01166246
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01204778
Vietnam (Republic) (OCoLC)fst01274298
Chronological Term 1945-1975
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Nguỹên, Cao Kỳ. Twenty years and twenty days.
Other Form: Print version: Nguŷẽn, Cao Kỳ. How we lost the Vietnam War. 1st Cooper Square Press ed. New York : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2002 0815412223 (DLC) 2002031423 (OCoLC)50447728
ISBN 9781461661078 (electronic bk.)
1461661072 (electronic bk.)
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