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The Struggle for Indochina
The Struggle for Indochina
By Ellen J. Hammer
Stanford University Press (for the Institute of Pacific Relations), 1954, 332 pp

A detailed survey of recent Indo-Chinese history, chiefly since World War II. Less concerned with internal developments within the three Associated States than with the evolution of their relations with France, the Vietminh and the outside world, the book makes wide use of French, Vietnamese and Communist sources and constitutes, in its net effect, a strong condemnation of French policy.