The Lotus Unleashed

The Buddhist Peace Movement in South Vietnam, 1964-1966
Product Number: EB00784726
Released: Nov 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780813137018
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Description

During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese Buddhist peace activists made extraordinary sacrifices -- including self-immolation -- to try to end the fighting. They hoped to establish a neutralist government that would broker peace with the Communists and expel the Americans. Robert J. Topmiller explores South Vietnamese attitudes toward the war, the insurgency, and U.S. intervention, and lays bare the dissension within the U.S. military. The Lotus Unleashed is one of the few studies to illuminate the impact of internal Vietnamese politics on U.S. decision-making and to examine the power of a nonviolent movement to confront a violent superpower.

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Author(s): Robert J. Topmiller
Genre: History, Religion
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2006

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