Ho Chi Minh
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Ho Chi Minh by Pierre Brocheux
Book DescriptionHo 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521850629
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pierre Brocheux
Ho Chi Minh, Paperback (June 2011)
A fascinating biography of the Vietnamese icon Ho Chi Minh.
Indochina, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Pierre Brocheux
Combining fresh approaches with a historical synthesis, this work presents general history of French Indochina. Focusing on economic, social, intellectual, and cultural dimensions, it treats Indochina's history from its inception in Cochinchina in 1858 to its crumbling at Dien Bien Ph in 1954 and on to decolonization.
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Author Biography - Pierre Brocheux
Pierre Brocheux is retired Professor of History at Universite de Paris VII - Denis Diderot. His many publications include Une Histoire economique du Viet Nam, 1850-2007 (2009) and, with Daniel Hemery, Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954 (2010).
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