Giap : the general who defeated America in Vietnam

by Warren, James A.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS560.72.V6 W37 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS560.72.V6 W37 2013
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 959.704 WAR
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General Vo Nguyen Giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his country's most difficult conflicts--the first against Vietnam's colonial masters, the French, and the second against the most powerful nation on earth, the United States. After long and bloody conflicts, he defeated both Western powers and their Vietnamese allies, forever changing modern warfare. In Giap , military historian James A. Warren dives deep into the conflict to bring to life a revolutionary general and reveal the groundbreaking strategies that defeated world powers against incredible odds. Synthesizing ideas and tactics from an extraordinary range of sources, Giap was one of the first to realize that war is more than a series of battles between two armies and that victory can be won through the strength of a society's social fabric. As America's wars in the Middle East rage on, this is an important and timely look at a man who was a master at defeating his enemies even as they thought they were winning.
Additional Information
Subjects Võ, Nguyên Giáp, -- 1911-2013.
Vietnam (Democratic Republic). -- Quân đội -- Biography.
Generals -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Palgrave Macmillan,2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xii, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-229) and index.
ISBN 9780230107120 (alk. paper)
0230107125 (alk. paper)
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