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About Edward Garvey Miller
Edward Miller is an Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is a specialist in the history of the Vietnam War and in the international history of the Cold War. He speaks and reads Vietnamese and visits Vietnam frequently, and his research is based on extensive work in Vietnamese, American, and European archives.
Prof. Miller's first book, entitled MISALLIANCE: NGO DINH DIEM, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE FATE OF SOUTH VIETNAM is a reinterpretation of the rise and fall of Ngo Dinh Diem, the founding leader of South Vietnam. In MISALLIANCE, Miller rejects the conventional interpretations of Diem as an American puppet or a tradition-bound mandarin. Instead, he uses previously inaccessible sources--including documents from the South Vietnamese government archives--to show that Diem was a shrewd and ruthless operator with his own vision for Vietnam's development. He also shows how Diem's determined pursuit of his nation building agenda led to tensions with his American allies as well as growing internal resistance to his rule. In the closing chapters of MISALLIANCE, Miller presents a definitive new account of the 1963 crisis that culminated in Diem's ouster and assassination in an American-backed coup--a turn of events that changed the course of the Vietnam war.
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The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America’s conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences.
- Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war
- Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention
- Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese
- Introductory headnotes place each document in context
- Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons