The tragedy of Vietnam
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Published by Pearson in Boston .
Written in English


  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Foreign relations

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPatrick J. Hearden
LC ClassificationsDS558 .H42 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25138518M
ISBN 100205744273
ISBN 109780205744275
LC Control Number2011016155

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