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America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
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Unfortunately, by quickly offering "Cold War Mandarin" shortly thereafter, Mr. Jacobs sort of retracts his scalding critiques of America in order to simply lambaste Diem and conform to the traditional US narratives of the period, presumably for better book sales. Although slightly more colorful and non-academic, this book is a much better contribution from Jacobs, and recommended.
Jacobs is successful in achieving his purpose in writing this book, as he is able to persuade the reader and give a complete understanding of the events described, with very convincing opinions and arguments. He makes it quite clear that the United States of America had a monumental part in Ngo Dinh Diem coming into power in South Vietnam, and does so by presenting new theories which previously had not been explored by scholars.