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Author Miller, Edward Garvey.

Title Misalliance [electronic resource] : Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam / Edward Miller.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 419 p. : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Man of faith -- New beginnings -- The making of an alliance -- Revolutions and republics -- Settlers and engineers -- Countering insurgents -- Limited partners -- Mixed signals -- The unmaking of an alliance.
Summary "As leader of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem was hailed by some as a "miracle man" who had saved his country from communism. Others denounced him as a U.S. puppet or as a reactionary mandarin. In Misalliance, Edward Miller refutes these simplistic caricatures and presents a new interpretation of Diem and the rise and fall of his alliance with the United States. Drawing on American, French, and Vietnamese archival sources, Miller shows how Diem engineered his own rise to power and outmaneuvered his rivals in Saigon during the mid-1950s. He then embarked on an ambitious program of nation building that was based not on the advice offered by his U.S. advisors, but on his own vision of Vietnam's modernization. Overturning the conventional wisdom about Diem, Miller shows that he was a man with a plan--a plan that turned out to be deeply flawed, with disastrous consequences for both Vietnam and the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Ng{circ}o, {grave}inh Di{circ}e{dotb}m, 1901-1963.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam (Republic)
Vietnam (Republic) -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Vietnam (Republic) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780674072985 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780674075320 (e-book)

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