Diem's final failure : prelude to America's War in Vietnam
"Often portrayed as an inept and stubborn tyrant, South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem has long been the subject of much derision but little understanding. Philip Catton's study provides a much more complex portrait of Diem as both a devout patriot and a failed architect of modernization. In doing so, it sheds new light on a controversial regime."
Print Book, English, 2002
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., 2002
x, 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
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