Provides a comprehensive look at both sides of the Vietnam War through a collection of personal tales and delves into the political and military events in the United States and elsewhere that originally caused the war and the brought it to an end. Reprint. TV tie-in.
A Cornell professor presents a history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War that draws on international archives to offer key insights into how America's involvement occurred, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors and intelligence findings. Reprint. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
The first major biography of the North Vietnam leader describes Ho Chi Minh's poverty-stricken youth; his expatriate years in the U.S., France, and the Soviet Union; his interactions with various world leaders, from Harry Truman to Mao Zedong; and his commitment to the Vietnamese revolution and renunification of Vietnam under Communist rule. 20,000 first printing.
Drawing on memoirs, unit histories and battlefield studies, the author reconstructs the Viet Cong's early efforts to wage a big-unit war against the U.S. and South Vietnam, in a book that looks at how the Viet Cong's failure shaped how they waged the rest of the war.
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