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Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young . In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st…

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Few analysts of U.S. involvement in Vietnam would agree with the provocative conclusion of this book. The thesis of most postmortems is that the United States lost the war because of the failure of its foreign policy decisionmaking system. According to Gelb and…

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This is a superb book, one that answers many questions about a Chinese, past and present.''

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A collection of essays that provide insight into Japanese culture. This book is a great buy for anyone interested in Japan.

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"... an expert work... remarkable for its objectivity, judiciousness, and its sure handling of the available evidence." -Political Science Quarterly "... a fine piece of historical writing." -Soviet Studies "An able and scholarly inquiry into the perplexing…

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In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations since the United States acquired the country from Spain in 1898, examing how we have sought to remake the Philippines 'in our image, ' an…

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In The Yamato Dynasty , Sterling Seagrave, who divulged the secrets of Mao Tse-tung and the ruthlessness of Chiang Kai-shek in the New York Times bestseller The Soong Dynasty , and his wife and longtime collaborator, Peggy, present the controversial,…

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This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre. The author focuses on the army -- the…

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Ancient tales tell of Japan's creation in the Age of the Gods, and of Jinmu, a direct descendant of the Sun Goddess and first emperor of the imperial line. These founding myths went unchallenged until Confucian scholars in the Tokugawa period initiated a…

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Japanese Culture has been called "a masterpiece of much in little space" (Booklist). For more than two decades it has garnered high praise as an accurate and well-written introduction to Japanese history and culture. This widely used undergraduate text is now…

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This study analyzes New Theses (Shinron) , by Aizawa Seishisai (1781—1863), and its contribution to Japanese political thought and policy during the early–modern era. New Theses is found to be indispensable to our understanding of Japan's…

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by Spencer C. Tucker

|February 1, 1999

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This new overview of the war provides an up-to-date look at the causes, course, & effects of one of the most notorious of modern military engagements. Focuses on the Vietnamese perspective of the crisis, clarifying the missed opportunities & false perceptions…