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William J. Duiker

Author of Ho Chi Minh

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William J. Duiker
Booknotes, Sunday, November 12, 2000
William J. Duiker discusses Ho Chi Minh.

This biography of Marxist revolutionary and political leader Ho Chi Minh chronicles his peasant background, his education—which included formative years in Paris—and his role as leader of the liberation movement to unify his people as a nation. In 1954, Ho became President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The rest of his life, until 1969, was spent in a protracted war against South Vietnam and its ally, the United States of America. Duiker's research gave him him access to revealing documents about Ho's relations with China and Russia and about the war with the United States. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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