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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.