List of Illustrations Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Forming the DRV Government 2. The Government at Work 3. Defense 4. Peace or War? 5. Seeking Foreign Friends 6. Material Dreams and Realities 7. Dealing with Domestic Opposition 8. The Indochinese Communist Party and the Vie?t Minh 9. Mass Mobilization Epilogue Notes Sources Index
David Marr is Emeritus Professor of History at Australian National University and the author of Vietnamese Anticolonialism, 1885-1925 (1971), Vietnamese Tradition on Trial, 1920-1945 (1981), and Vietnam 1945: The Quest for Power (1995), all published with University of California Press.
"I come away from this book with much admiration for the research that has gone into it. There clearly is no other book out there, using Vietnamese sources, that gives us a context for evaluating the war that followed." H-Diplo Roundtable "Discerning, meticulously researched." -- Nathaniel L. Moir Michigan War Studies Review