The Price of War

Author: Nigel Thrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113567891X
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Much rare material is incorporated in this unique account of urbanization in a developing country that was ravaged by war for twenty years. With due emphasis on the experience of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the authors present an account of what happened to the towns and cities of Vietnam between the establishment of Ho Chi Minh's socialist state in 1954 and the mid 1980s. The story is introduced through a general theoretical and empirical account of urbanization in socialist Third World countries. The book stresses the importance of the turmoil created by warfare in directing urbanization, but it also refers to the more conventially studied determinants of the process such as the institution of a planned economy. As one of the few books highlighting the impact of warfare on urban settlements, The Price of War will interest all those interested in urbanization, development and South-East Asia. This book was first published in 1986.

War and Aftermath in Vietnam

Author: T. Louise Brown
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415014034
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The Vietnam War is unique in its profound influence upon the American consciousness. America's longest war was also the most important military conflict since the Second World War, and significantly, the first war to receive television coverage.War and Aftermath inVietnammakes a distinctive contribution as the first study to examine the conflict from a Vietnamese as well as a Western point of view. T. Louise Brown provides a thorough examination of the cultural, political, and historical dimensions of the war. The book combines a broad understanding of the background to the conflict in Vietnamese and world history with detailed material on United States military tactics and the failure of pacification. Chapters cover topics as diverse and as central as the administrations of Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon; religion, culture, and society in North and South Vietnam; and the nature of the "People's Revolutionary War" in Vietnam. The book will be of interest tothose studying politics, international studies, and history, and to the general reader.

War Aftermath In Vietnam

Author: Louise Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134981015
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Architecture and Armed Conflict

Author: JoAnne Mancini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659775
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Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first synthetic body of research on the complex, multifaceted subject of architectural destruction in the context of conflict. The book addresses several specific research questions: How has the destruction of buildings and landscapes figured in recent historical conflicts, and how have people and states responded to it? How has the destruction of architecture been represented in different historical periods, and to what ends? What are the relationships between the destruction of architecture and the destruction of art, particularly iconoclasm? If architectural destruction is a salient feature of many armed conflicts, how does it feature in post-conflict environments? What are the relationships between architectural destruction and processes of restoration, recreation or replacement? Considering multiple conflicts, multiple time periods, and multiple locations allows this international cohort of authors to provide an essential primer for this crucial topic.

The Price of War

Author: Nigel Thrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415418011
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much rare material is incorporated in this unique account of urbanization in a developing country that was ravaged by war for twenty years. With due emphasis on the experience of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the authors present an account of what happened to the towns and cities of Vietnam between the establishment of Ho Chi Minh's socialist state in 1954 and the mid 1980s. The story is introduced through a general theoretical and empirical account of urbanization in socialist Third World countries. The book stresses the importance of the turmoil created by warfare in directing urbanization, but it also refers to the more conventially studied determinants of the process such as the institution of a planned economy. As one of the few books highlighting the impact of warfare on urban settlements, The Price of War will interest all those interested in urbanization, development and South-East Asia. This book was first published in 1986.

Vietnam and the United States

Author: Gary R. Hess
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN:
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In this analysis of Middle East-American relations since 1945, Burton Kaufman tells the story of two conflicting developments: first, the American presence in Arab-Israeli diplomatic relations, and second, the American interest in Middle-Eastern petroleum. The study handles with care the idea of an Arab world - since inter-Arab relations are sharply conflicted and unstable. Having established a multifarious Arab world, Kaufman examines the relationship between the US and the Arab Middle East during the Cold War, the Yom Kippur War, and various oil crises, right up to the present. The result is a readable, complete history of US/Arab relations during its most crucial period.