The Viet Nam War
Beverly Keever’s Vietnam memoir is One Book One Nebraska winner
Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting Beverly Deepe Keever In 1961, equipped with a master’s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world, trying to make sense of one of the nation’s bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon as Vietnam’s war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking. She tells of traveling from her Saigon apartment to jungles where Wild West–styled forts first dotted Vietnam’s borders and where, seven years later, they fell like dominoes from communist-led attacks. In 1965 she braved elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor—and their inability to distinguish friendly farmers from hide-and-seek guerrillas. [button url=’http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Death-Zones-and-Darling-Spies,675658.aspx’ size=’small’ style=’orange’] More Information [/button] Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War Pierre Asselin
Dr. Pierre Asselin holds a Ph.D. from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is the author of A Bitter Peace: Washington, Hanoi, and the Making of the Paris Agreement (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002). Recent publications include “The Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the 1954 Geneva Conference: A Revisionist Critique” in Cold War History (2011); “Revisionism Triumphant: Hanoi’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Nixon Era” in Journal of Cold War Studies (2011); “‘We Don’t Want a Munich’: Hanoi’s Diplomatic Strategy, 1965-1968” in Diplomatic History (2012); and several book reviews. His second book is entitled Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965, University of California Press, 2013. Dr. Asselin is a specialist of East and Southeast Asian diplomatic history. He teaches courses on U.S. diplomatic history, the Middle East, the International History of the Cold war, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.
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