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     America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Author(s): Seth Jacobs

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.?



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     Cold War Mandarin: Ngo Dinh Diem and the Origins of America's War in Vietnam, 1950-1963 (Vietnam: America in the War Years)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author(s): Seth Jacobs

For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the history of American support for Diem from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on the outskirts of Saigon in 1963. Drawing on recent scholarship and newly available primary sources, Cold War Mandarin explores how Diem became America's bastion against a communist South Vietnam, and why the Kennedy and Eisenhower administrations kept his regime afloat. Finally, Jacobs examines the brilliantly organized public-relations campaign by Saigon's Buddhists that persuaded Washington to collude in the overthrow--and assassination--of its longtime ally. In this clear and succinct analysis, Jacobs details the 'Diem experiment,' and makes it clear how America's policy of 'sink or swim with Ngo Dinh Diem' ultimately drew the country into the longest war in its history.

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     Ngo Dinh Diem and the Buddhist Crisis of 1963
Publisher: Webster's Digital Services
Author(s): April Summers

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Learn about the shooting of unarmed civilians and protesters during the Buddhist crisis. Get information on Ngo Dinh Diem's political policies and his opposition to the Buddhist community of South Vietnam. Find out about the coup that lead to the assassination of Diem and his advisor and brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

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     Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author(s): Howard Jones

When John F. Kennedy was shot, millions were left to wonder how America, and the world, would have been different had he lived to fulfill the enormous promise of his presidency. For many historians and political observers, what Kennedy would and would not have done in Vietnam has been a source of enduring controversy.
Now, based on convincing new evidence--including a startling revelation about the Kennedy administration's involvement in the assassination of Premier Diem--Howard Jones argues that Kennedy intended to withdraw the great bulk of American soldiers and pursue a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Vietnam.
Drawing upon recently declassified hearings by the Church Committee on the U.S. role in assassinations, newly released tapes of Kennedy White House discussions, and interviews with John Kenneth Galbraith, Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and others from the president's inner circle, Jones shows that Kennedy firmly believed that the outcome of the war depended on the South Vietnamese. In the spring of 1962, he instructed Secretary of Defense McNamara to draft a withdrawal plan aimed at having all special military forces home by the end of 1965. The "Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam" was ready for approval in early May 1963, but then the Buddhist revolt erupted and postponed the program. Convinced that the war was not winnable under Diem's leadership, President Kennedy made his most critical mistake--promoting a coup as a means for facilitating a U.S. withdrawal. In the cruelest of ironies, the coup resulted in Diem's death followed by a state of turmoil in Vietnam that further obstructed disengagement. Still, these events only confirmed Kennedy's view about South Vietnam's inability to win the war and therefore did not lessen his resolve to reduce the U.S. commitment. By the end of November, however, the president was dead and Lyndon Johnson began his campaign of escalation. Jones argues forcefully that if Kennedy had not been assassinated, his withdrawal plan would have spared the lives of 58,000 Americans and countless Vietnamese.
Written with vivid immediacy, supported with authoritative research, Death of a Generation answers one of the most profoundly important questions left hanging in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's death.

Death of a Generation was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2003.

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     President Ngo Dinh Diem and the US: His Overthrow and Assasination
Publisher: Tuan-Yen & Quan-Viet Mai-Nam Publishers
Author(s): Hoang Ngoc Thanh, Than Thi Nhan Duc

This book has been in preparation ever since 3 November 1963... [I]n 1968, the research and investigation for the book were resumed. But the preliminary findings couldn't be published due to threats from powerful elements implicated in the assassinations of the president and his brother. After the communist takeover in the South in April 1975, all the materials collected were destroyed or hidden. 6 years later the authors succeeded in fleeing the country... After further work and from memory the Vietnamese version of this book was published... Indeed the vast majority of the Vietnamese people like the other peoples everywhere don't wish to live under a totalitarian communist regime, if they have a choice. The question has been not to fuse nationalism and communism. Indeed communists have been utilizing and exploiting nationalism for their ends. Then South Viet Nam needed American aid in its war for survival to counter the assistance given the Hanoi Communists by the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and other communist countries. But president John F. Kennedy did not practice what he was preaching. He didn't give the Vietnamese enough aid to fight and win the war started by the Hanoi Communists "by themselves for themselves, win or lose, it is their war, the people of Vietnam against Communists" to paraphrase one of his pronouncements. He intervened militarily and politically to take command of the war and to rule the country. President Ngo Dihn Diem and counselor Ngo Dihn Ngu opposed such a colonist intervention. That was the real reason causing their overthrow and barbaric assassinations and leading the US down the road to its Viet Nam War. With our very modest means we strove to investigate the two political murders and submit to submit our findings to further historical scrutiny. We hope to offer a small contribution to return the historical truth on this tragic chapter of Vietnamese and American history to history. --- excerpts from book's Foreword

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     Ngo Dinh Diem
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     Ngo Dinh Diem
Publisher: VSD
Author(s): Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ngô �ình Di�?m ( listen; January 3, 1901 - November 2, 1963) was the first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963). In the wake of the French withdrawal from Indochina as a result of the 1954 Geneva Accords, Di�?m led the effort to create the Republic of Vietnam. Accruing considerable U.S. support due to his staunch anti-Communism, he achieved victory in a 1955 plebiscite that was widely considered fraudulent. Proclaiming himself the Republic's first President, he demonstrated considerable political skill in the consolidation of his power, and his rule proved authoritarian, elitist, nepotistic, and corrupt. A Roman Catholic, Di�?m pursued policies that rankled and oppressed the Republic's Montagnard natives and its Buddhist majority. Amid religious protests that garnered worldwide attention, Di�?m lost the backing of his U.S. patrons and was assassinated by Nguyen Van Nhung, the aide of ARVN General Duong Van Minh on November 2, 1963, during a coup d'état that deposed his government. This book was created using print-on-demand technology.

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     Diem's Final Failure: Prelude to America's War in Vietnam (Modern War Studies)
Publisher: University Press Of Kansas
Author(s): Philip E. Catton

Often portrayed as an inept and stubborn tyrant, South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem has long been the subject of much derision but little understanding. Philip Catton's penetrating study provides a much more complex portrait of Diem as both a devout patriot and a failed architect of modernization. In doing so, it sheds new light on a controversial regime. Catton treats the Diem government on its own terms rather than as an appendage of American policy. Focusing on the decade from Dien Bien Phu to Diem's assassination in 1963, he examines the Vietnamese leader's nation-building and reform efforts-particularly his Strategic Hamlet Program, which sought to separate guerrilla insurgents from the peasantry and build grassroots support for his regime. Catton's evaluation of the collapse of that program offers fresh insights into both Diem's limitations as a leader and the ideological and organizational weaknesses of his government, while his assessment of the evolution of Washington's relations with Saigon provides new insight into America's growing involvement in the Vietnamese civil war. Focusing on the Strategic Hamlet Program in Binh Duong province as an exemplar of Diem's efforts, Catton paints the Vietnamese leader as a progressive thinker trying to simultaneously defeat the communists and modernize his nation. He draws on a wealth of Vietnamese language sources to argue that Diem possessed a firm vision of nation-building and sought to overcome the debilitating dependence that reliance on American support threatened to foster. As Catton shows, however, Diem's plans for South Vietnam clashed with those of the United States and proved no match for the Vietnamese communists. Catton analyzes the mutually frustrating interactions between Diem and the administrations of Eisenhower and Kennedy, highlighting personality and cultural clashes, as well as specific disagreements within the American government over how to deal with Diem's programs and his hostility toward American goals. Revealing patterns in this uneasy alliance that have eluded other observers, he also clarifies many of the problems, setbacks, and miscalculations experienced by the communist movement during that era. Neither an American puppet, as communist propaganda claimed, nor a backward-looking mandarin, according to Western accounts, Catton's Diem is a tragic figure who finally ran out of time, just a few weeks before JFK's assassination and at a moment when it still seemed possible for America to avoid war.

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     President Ngo Dinh Diem on Asia : extracts from speeches
Publisher: Presidency of the Republic of Viet-Nam Press Office
Author(s): Ngo-dinh-Diem



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     Ngo Dinh Diem presidential visit to the United States
Publisher: VSD
Author(s): Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ngo Dinh Diem, the President of South Vietnam, made a state visit to the United States, the main ally of his government, in 1957. Diem received a glowing welcome and was heaped with praise as a leader of a "free country" in the midst of the Cold War. The receptions during the visit were in large part organized by the American Friends of Vietnam (AFV), a lobby group dedicated to resolute US support of South Vietnam and which included many politicians from both major parties. The visit was mainly celebratory and ceremonial, rather than being a policy or planning mission. It was part of a year of travelling for Diem, as he made a visit to Australia in September, as well as to fellow anti-communist countries South Korea and Thailand. This book was created using print-on-demand technology.

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     A Death in November: America in Vietnam, 1963
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author(s): Ellen J. Hammer

The time: January-November 1963. The place: Saigon. The circumstances: the subversion from inside and out of a fledgling nation, and the promotion, by some of the Kennedy administration's arrogant and uncomprehending high officials, of a group of Vietnamese generals' treachery. The result: the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in a military coup just three weeks before the assassination of President Kennedy.
Hammer's riveting in-depth chronicle of that crucial year demonstrates how this military coup transformed the Vietnam war into an American war. Having often visited the embattled nation of South Vietnam in this period and having interviewed key characters in the drama, she also draws on previously classified documents and other sources, including many unpublished ones. Portraying the Vietnamese protagonists in a Vietnamese context, Hammer cuts away layer after layer of double-talk to expose the incomprehension and mistrust between Americans and Vietnamese that destroyed Diem's independent government. A Death in November reveals how the coup, which led to the United States' open control of the war effort, set in motion an ever-widening tragedy.

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     Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders: 1975 US Senate Report on CIA Covert Operations to Kill Fidel Castro, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Others
Publisher: Red and Black Publishers
Author(s): The Church Committee

The report of the 1975 US Senate Church Committee, which investigated American covert actions to assassinate foreign leaders, including Diem, Lumumba, Trujillo, and Castro. Describes over a dozen CIA attempts to work jointly with the American Mafia to kill Castro using biological toxins.

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     Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author(s): Michael Barnett

Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism's remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of humanitarianism that concentrate on the last two decades, Michael Barnett ties the past to the present, connecting the antislavery and missionary movements of the nineteenth century to todays peacebuilding missions, the Cold War interventions in places like Biafra and Cambodia to postCold War humanitarian operations in regions such as the Great Lakes of Africa and the Balkans; and the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 to the emergence of the major international humanitarian organizations of the twentieth century. Based on extensive archival work, close encounters with many of todays leading international agencies, and interviews with dozens of aid workers in the field and at headquarters, Empire of Humanity provides a history that is both global and intimate.

Avoiding both romanticism and cynicism,Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianisms enduring themes, trends, and, most strikingly, ethical ambiguities. Humanitarianism hopes to change the world, but the world has left its mark on humanitarianism. Humanitarianism has undergone three distinct global agesimperial, postcolonial, and liberaleach of which has shaped what humanitarianism can do and what it is. The world has produced not one humanitarianism, but instead varieties of humanitarianism. Furthermore, Barnett observes that the world of humanitarianism is divided between an emergency camp that wants to save lives and nothing else and an alchemist camp that wants to remove the causes of suffering. These camps offer different visions of what are the purpose and principles of humanitarianism, and, accordingly respond differently to the same global challenges and humanitarianism emergencies. Humanitarianism has developed a metropolis of global institutions of care, amounting to a global governance of humanity. This humanitarian governance, Barnett observes, is an empire of humanity: it exercises power over the very individuals it hopes to emancipate.

Although many use humanitarianism as a symbol of moral progress, Barnett provocatively argues that humanitarianism has undergone its most impressive gains after moments of radical inhumanity, when the international community believes that it must atone for its sins and reduce the breach between what we do and who we think we are. Humanitarianism is not only about the needs of its beneficiaries; it also is about the needs of the compassionate.

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     People from Lakewood Township, New Jersey: Ngo Dinh Diem, Yosef Reinman, Haakon Chevalier, Charles W. Morse, George Jay Gould I
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Author(s): Source: Wikipedia

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Ngo Dinh Diem, Yosef Reinman, Haakon Chevalier, Charles W. Morse, George Jay Gould I, Armin Shimerman, Mookie Wilson, Edith Kingdon, Aharon Kotler, Val Ackerman, Shneur Kotler, Robert Singer, Michael Cudlitz, Morton I. Abramowitz, Penina Taylor, Brandon Carter, Stan Kasten, Cliff Kresge, Steve Tisch, Cheryl Spector, Joe Baum, Serge Jaroff, Robert Schmertz, Simcha Bunim Cohen, Loren Murchison, Arthur Siegel, Joseph Mayer, Dick Estelle, Yisroel Taplin, Spider Bennett, Meir Lichtenstein, Shimon Eider, Yisroel Pinchos Bodner. Excerpt: Ng� ?�nh Di?m, pronounced , Saigon: , (January 3, 1901 - November 2, 1963) was the first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963). In the wake of the French withdrawal from Indochina as a result of the 1954 Geneva Accords, Di?m led the effort to create the Republic of Vietnam. Accruing considerable U.S. support due to his staunch anti-Communism, he achieved victory in a 1955 plebiscite that was widely considered fraudulent. Proclaiming himself the Republic's first President, he demonstrated considerable political skill in the consolidation of his power, and his rule proved authoritarian, elitist, nepotistic, and corrupt. A Roman Catholic, Di?m pursued policies that rankled and oppressed the Republic's Montagnard natives and its Buddhist majority. Amid religious protests that garnered worldwide attention, Di?m lost the backing of his U.S. patrons and was assassinated by Nguyen Van Nhung, the aide of ARVN General Duong Van Minh on November 2, 1963, during a coup d'�tat that deposed his government. Diem was born in Hu?, the original capital of the Nguy?n Dynasty of Vietnam. Di?m came from the village of Phu Cam in central Vietnam. Portuguese missionaries had converted his family to Roman Catholicism in the 17th century so Di?m was also given a saint's name, following the custom of the Catholic ...

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     Arrest and assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
Author(s): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The arrest and assassination of Ng� ?�nh Di?m, then president of South Vietnam, marked the culmination of a successful CIA-backed coup d'�tat led by General D??ng V?n Minh in November 1963. On the morning of November 2, 1963, Di?m and his adviser, younger brother Ng� ?�nh Nhu, were arrested after the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) had been successful in a bloody overnight siege on Gia Long Palace in Saigon. The coup was the culmination of nine years of autocratic and nepotistic family rule in South Vietnam. Discontent with the Di?m regime had been simmering below the surface, and exploded with mass Buddhist protests against long-standing religious discrimination after the government shooting of protesters who defied a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag.

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     Ngo Dinh Diem presidential visit to Australia
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
Author(s): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Ngo Dinh Diem presidential visit to Australia from 2 to 9 September 1957 was an official visit by the first President of the Republic of Vietnam. It was part of a year of travelling for Diem, who made official visits to the United States and other anti-communist countries. As with his American trip, Diem was warmly and lavishly received during the height of the Cold War, garnering bipartisan praise from both the Liberal Party of Australia of Prime Minister Robert Menzies and the opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP).

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     Ngo Dinh Diem presidential visit to the United States
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
Author(s): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ngo Dinh Diem, the President of South Vietnam, made a state visit to the United States, the main ally of his government, in 1957. Diem received a glowing welcome and was heaped with praise as a leader of a "free country" in the midst of the Cold War. The receptions during the visit were in large part organized by the American Friends of Vietnam (AFV), a lobby group dedicated to resolute US support of South Vietnam and which included many politicians from both major parties. The visit was mainly celebratory and ceremonial, rather than being a policy or planning mission. It was part of a year of travelling for Diem, as he made a visit to Australia in September, as well as to fellow anti-communist countries South Korea and Thailand.

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     Statement opposing aggression against southern Viet Nam and slaughter of its people by the U.S.-Ngo Dinh Diem clique
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Author(s): Zedong Mao



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     America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia, 1950-1957.(Book Review): An article from: Journal of Church and State
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Author(s): Ronald Frankum

This digital document is an article from Journal of Church and State, published by Thomson Gale on June 22, 2005. The length of the article is 629 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia, 1950-1957.(Book Review)
Author: Ronald Frankum
Publication: Journal of Church and State (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 22, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 47 Issue: 3 Page: 637(3)

Article Type: Book Review

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     Letter to Ngo Dinh Diem: An entry from Gale's American Decades: Primary Sources
Publisher: Gale
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This digital document is an article from American Decades: Primary Sources, brought to you by Gale�, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. The length of the article is 1388 words. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. American Decades Primary Sources provides fresh insight into the decade's most important events, people, and issues. Entries representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from the decade. Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author and further resources. American Decades Primary Sources includes chapters on the arts, medicine and health, media, education, world events, religion, government and politics, lifestyles and social trends, law and justice, religion, business and the economy, and sports. Included to provide unique perspectives and a wealth of understanding are first hand accounts that include oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons and recipes.

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