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Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Conflict in Indochina, 1954-1979 by
Call Number: 959.704 BRA
Publication Date: 2005-11-15
Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979 thoroughly examines the origins, nature and legacies of the conflicts raging across Indochina during the post-World War II period. Key features include: new interpretations of key events and issues, informed by original inquiry and archival research. Comprehensive activities and questions at the end of each chapter. Source-based exercises for readers to practice the skills of historical argument and source analysis. Invaluable tools such as chapter summaries, further reading suggestions and an introduction to key terms. Integrated personal testimonies to enhance understanding. Personality features, including extensive coverage of Ho Chi Minh, detailing his experiences prior to 1954 and his contribution to Vietnamese Nationalism. Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979 engages readers using an accessible narrative style with a wealth of illustrations, photographs, maps and timelines and is specifically tailored to cover the new HSC History syllabus.
The Vietnam War by
Call Number: NFS 959.704 SMI
Publication Date: 2012
Table of contents includes: Early history : the starting point -- Build up : a developing crisis -- Crisis : turning point -- Aftermath : end of the conflict -- Popular culture : the war in the media -- Looking back : the war in context -- Major figures : men of the war.
This program traces the development and collapse of successive alliances and conflicts in Europe and Asia that culminate in the struggle against the much feared spread of Communism. Excellent summaries of post-World War II events between Europe's Eastern and Western blocs, the rise of Mao Tse Tung in China and the causes of the Korean and Vietnam wars are presented.
The History Channel
The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The war began in 1954 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940s), after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam, and continued against the backdrop of an intense Cold War between two global superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union.