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PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam

By: Pike, Douglas

Price: $22.08

Publisher: Novato, CA, Presidio Pr: 1986

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003295

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket

From the leading expert on Vietnamese communism, we have this extraordinary history of the growth of the People's Army of Vietnam. PAVN had its beginnings in 1930, in a mountain cave near the China boarder, with Vo Nguyen Giap and 33 others. With Ho Chi Minh's help, they built up this minuscule army from a semi-guerrilla status into a force numbering over 1 million in the regular army and over 3 million in paramilitary elements. Douglas Pike discusses in depth the relationship of this small, underdeveleoped country to Russia, to Marxist-Leninist doctrine, to China. He also accounts for Hanoi's... View more info