Now available in a completely revised and updated second edition, Vietnam: Explaining America's Lost War is anaward-winning historiography of one of the 20thcentury's seminal conflicts.
- Looks at many facets of Vietnam War, examining centralarguments of scholars, journalists, and participants and providingevidence on both sides of controversies around this event
- Addresses key debates about the Vietnam War, asking whether thewar was necessary for US security; whether President Kennedy wouldhave avoided the war had he lived beyond November 1963; whethernegotiation would have been a feasible alternative to war; andmore
- Assesses the lessons learned from this war, and how theselessons have affected American national security policy since
- Written by a well-respected scholar in the field in anaccessible style for students and scholars