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The Resource Ho Chi Minh : a biography, Pierre Brocheux ; translated by Claire Duiker

Ho Chi Minh : a biography, Pierre Brocheux ; translated by Claire Duiker

Label
Ho Chi Minh : a biography
Title
Ho Chi Minh
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Brocheux ; translated by Claire Duiker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Ho Chi Minh is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, considered an icon and father of the nation by many Vietnamese. Pierre Brocheux's biography of Ho Chi Minh is a brilliant feat of historical engineering, in a concise and highly readable account, he negotiates the many twists and turns of Ho Chi Minh's life and his multiple identities, from impoverished beginnings as a communist revolutionary to his founding of the Indochina Communist Party and the League for the independence of Vietnam, and ultimately to his leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and his death in 1969. Biographical events are adroitly placed within the broader historical canvas of colonization, decolonization, communism, war, and nation building. Brocheux's vivid and convincing portrait of Ho Chi Minh goes further than any previous biography in explaining both the myth and the man, as well as the times in which he was situated."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Summary
Traces the life of the Vietnamese leader, describes his work against French colonial rule, and examines his role in the Vietnam War
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266752
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brocheux, Pierre
Dewey number
959.704
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translation from French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hᣯ, Ch⩠Minh
  • Presidents
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
Ho Chi Minh : a biography, Pierre Brocheux ; translated by Claire Duiker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-257) and index
Contents
In search of a future -- A missionary of revolution -- Under the sword of damocles -- Father of the nation -- The force of circumstance -- Epilogue: A man at the interface between two worlds
Control code
000040594363
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 265 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521850629
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ho Chi Minh : a biography, Pierre Brocheux ; translated by Claire Duiker
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-257) and index
Contents
In search of a future -- A missionary of revolution -- Under the sword of damocles -- Father of the nation -- The force of circumstance -- Epilogue: A man at the interface between two worlds
Control code
000040594363
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 265 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521850629
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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