Vietnam (Hardcover)

State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946) (From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective #6)

By David G. Marr

University of California Press, 9780520274150, 748pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2013

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Description

Amidst the revolutionary euphoria of August 1945, most Vietnamese believed that colonialism and war were being left behind in favor of independence and modernization. The late-September British-French coup de force in Saigon cast a pall over such assumptions. Ho Chi Minh tried to negotiate a mutually advantageous relationship with France, but meanwhile told his lieutenants to plan for a war in which the nascent state might have to survive without allies. In this landmark study, David Marr evokes the uncertainty and contingency as well as coherence and momentum of fast-paced events. Mining recently accessible sources in Aix-en-Provence and Hanoi, Marr explains what became the largest, most intense mobilization of human resources ever seen in Vietnam.


About the Author

David Marr is Emeritus Professor of History at Australian National University and the author of Vietnamese Anticolonialism, 1885-1925 (1971), Vietnamese Tradition on Trial, 1920-1945 (1981), and Vietnam 1945: The Quest for Power (1995), all published with University of California Press.


Praise For Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946) (From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective #6)

"I come away from this book with much admiration for the research that has gone into it. There clearly is no other book out there, using Vietnamese sources, that gives us a context for evaluating the war that followed."

— H-Diplo Roundtable

"Discerning, meticulously researched."

— Nathaniel L. Moir