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Vietnamese Communism, 1925-1945

Vietnamese Communism, 1925-1945

By Húynh Kim Khành

Cornell University Press, 1982, 400 pp.

Based almost entirely on primary sources, this is one of the most thorough accounts yet written of the rise of Vietnamese communism. Khành sees communism in Vietnam as a fusion of nationalism and Leninism, one indigenous and the other imported. The book contains a remarkable amount of research and will be useful to historians, general readers, and to policymakers seeking to understand our Vietnam tragedy.