America's Miracle Man in Vietnam - Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia

Seth Jacobs

Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822334291 / ISBN 13: 9780822334293
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4 avg rating
(29 ratings)

Synopsis: America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign-policy decisions of the postwar era: America’s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem. The so-called Diem experiment is usually ascribed to U.S. anticommunism and an absence of other candidates for South Vietnam’s highest office. Challenging those explanations, Seth Jacobs utilizes religion and race as categories of analysis to argue that the alliance with Diem cannot be understood apart from America’s mid-century religious revival and policymakers’ perceptions of Asians. Jacobs contends that Diem’s Catholicism and the extent to which he violated American notions of “Oriental” passivity and moral laxity made him a more attractive ally to Washington than many non-Christian South Vietnamese with greater administrative experience and popular support.

A diplomatic and cultural history, America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam draws on government archives, presidential libraries, private papers, novels, newspapers, magazines, movies, and television and radio broadcasts. Jacobs shows in detail how, in the 1950s, U.S. policymakers conceived of Cold War anticommunism as a crusade in which Americans needed to combine with fellow Judeo-Christians against an adversary dangerous as much for its atheism as for its military might. He describes how racist assumptions that Asians were culturally unready for democratic self-government predisposed Americans to excuse Diem’s dictatorship as necessary in “the Orient.” By focusing attention on the role of American religious and racial ideologies, Jacobs makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the disastrous commitment of the United States to “sink or swim with Ngo Dinh Diem.”

From the Back Cover: "Seth Jacobs's interesting and provocative argument adds a new interpretation to the massive literature on the United States and the path toward full deployment in Vietnam. Jacobs writes with a lively, punchy style that makes his work both entertaining and instructive."--Michael Latham, author of "Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and 'Nation Building' in the Kennedy Era"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: America's Miracle Man in Vietnam - Ngo Dinh ...
Publisher: Duke Univ
Book Condition: BRAND NEW

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 76.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2684516

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 100.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jacobs, Seth
Published by Duke University Press Books
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 126.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke University Press Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 124.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke University Press Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 124.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jacobs, Seth
Published by Duke University Press Books
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0822334291 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear and edgewear with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Seller Inventory # Z0822334291Z2

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 138.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke University Press Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 144.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Seth Jacobs/ Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke Univ Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ Pr, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 381 pages. 9.00x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 180.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Seth Jacobs
Published by Duke University Press Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 0822334291 ISBN 13: 9780822334293
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0822334291

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 301.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds