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The Resource The lost Mandate of Heaven : the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, Geoffrey D.T. Shaw ; with a foreword by James V. Schall, S.J

The lost Mandate of Heaven : the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, Geoffrey D.T. Shaw ; with a foreword by James V. Schall, S.J

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The lost Mandate of Heaven : the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam
Title
The lost Mandate of Heaven
Title remainder
the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey D.T. Shaw ; with a foreword by James V. Schall, S.J
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eng
Summary
"Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven", a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. This devout Roman Catholic leader never lost this mandate in the eyes of his people; rather, he was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government, which resulted in his brutal murder. The commonly held view runs contrary to the above assertion by military historian Geoffrey Shaw. According to many American historians, President Diem was a corrupt leader whose tyrannical actions lost him the loyalty of his people and the possibility of a military victory over the North Vietnamese. The Kennedy Administration, they argue, had to withdraw its support of Diem. Based on his research of original sources, including declassified documents of the U.S. government, Shaw chronicles the Kennedy administration's betrayal of this ally, which proved to be not only a moral failure but also a political disaster that led America into a protracted and costly war. Along the way, Shaw reveals a President Diem very different from the despot portrayed by the press during its coverage of Vietnam. From eyewitness accounts of military, intelligence, and diplomatic sources, Shaw draws the portrait of a man with rare integrity, a patriot who strove to free his country from Western colonialism while protecting it from Communism."--Jacket
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YDXCP
Dewey number
327.73059709/046
Index
index present
LC call number
DS556.93.N5
LC item number
S53 2015
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non fiction
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The lost Mandate of Heaven : the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, Geoffrey D.T. Shaw ; with a foreword by James V. Schall, S.J
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ngo Dinh Diem -- Diplomacy in South Vietnam from the Late 1950s to 1960 -- U.S. Ambassador Elbridge Durbrow -- Enter Ambassador Frederick Nolting -- The Continuing Laotian Question -- The Counterinsurgency Plan -- Policemen versus Soldiers -- The Abrogation of Nolting's Rapprochement -- Nolting's Rearguard Action -- The Decline of the Nolting Influence -- The Buddhist Crisis of 1963 -- Washington Isolates Diem -- Nolting's Farewell -- Washington Moves for a Coup -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn913304492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781586179359
Lccn
2014959911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913304492
Label
The lost Mandate of Heaven : the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, Geoffrey D.T. Shaw ; with a foreword by James V. Schall, S.J
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ngo Dinh Diem -- Diplomacy in South Vietnam from the Late 1950s to 1960 -- U.S. Ambassador Elbridge Durbrow -- Enter Ambassador Frederick Nolting -- The Continuing Laotian Question -- The Counterinsurgency Plan -- Policemen versus Soldiers -- The Abrogation of Nolting's Rapprochement -- Nolting's Rearguard Action -- The Decline of the Nolting Influence -- The Buddhist Crisis of 1963 -- Washington Isolates Diem -- Nolting's Farewell -- Washington Moves for a Coup -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn913304492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781586179359
Lccn
2014959911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913304492

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