Ho

by David Halberstam

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | August 20, 2007 | Hardcover

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One of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, Ho Chi Minh was founder of the Indochina Communist Party and its successor, the Viet-Minh, and was president from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into traditions and culture that influenced the American war in Vietnam, while highlighting the importance of nationalism in determining the war''s outcome. As depicted by Halberstam, Ho is first and foremost a nationalist and a patriot. He was also, according to the author, a pragmatist "who was able to turn the abstract into the practical and to embody the concept of revolution to his own people." This edition includes a new preface by the author.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 132 pages, 8.91 × 5.78 × 0.54 in

Published: August 20, 2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0742559920

ISBN - 13: 9780742559929

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Ho

by David Halberstam

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 132 pages, 8.91 × 5.78 × 0.54 in

Published: August 20, 2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0742559920

ISBN - 13: 9780742559929

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Colonial Legacy of the French Chapter 2: Peasant, Dishwasher, Socialist, Communist 1890-1917 Chapter 3: From Belief to Profession: Ho''s Path to Communism 1917-1940 Chapter 4: Creating a Nationalist Movement 1941-1945 Chapter 5: Path to Dienbienphu: The Tiger Defeats the Elephant 1945-1954 Chapter 6: The Americans Arrive: The Second Indochina War 1955-1969

From the Publisher

One of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, Ho Chi Minh was founder of the Indochina Communist Party and its successor, the Viet-Minh, and was president from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into traditions and culture that influenced the American war in Vietnam, while highlighting the importance of nationalism in determining the war''s outcome. As depicted by Halberstam, Ho is first and foremost a nationalist and a patriot. He was also, according to the author, a pragmatist "who was able to turn the abstract into the practical and to embody the concept of revolution to his own people." This edition includes a new preface by the author.

About the Author

David Halberstam (1934-2007) was the author of 20 books, the last 14 of which have been national best-sellers. His most recent book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, is about the Chinese entry into the Korean War. He was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in Vietnam and was a member of the elective Society of American Historians.

Editorial Reviews

A fine and vividly-drawn sketch of Ho Chi Minh''s life-long struggle for Vietnamese independence through political mobilization, diplomacy, and warfare. Anyone who wonders why the French and the American armed forces with their overwhelming military superiority could not defeat the Vietnamese resistance should read this book.
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