The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Feb 2, 2010 - Political Science - 244 pages
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The Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failure—at least that is what the mainstream media and history books would have you believe. Yet, Phillip Jennings sets the record straight in The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War. In this latest “P.I.G.”, Jennings shatters culturally-accepted myths and busts politically incorrect lies that liberal pundits and leftist professors have been telling you for years. Bet you didn’t know that:
The U.S. did not lose the Vietnam War—we won it
The U.S. achieved our goal—we stopped the spread of Communism
The U.S. did not suffer significant battlefield losses
The cultural chaos of the 1960s and 1970s negatively influenced the Vietnam War—not vice versaThe Vietnam War was the most important—and successful—campaign to defeat Communism. Without the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by our military, the world might be a different place. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War proves the above and more as Jennings reveals the truth about the battles, players, and policies of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history.
  

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Thought provoking and very well written!

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I got this book as a Christmas present for my father-in-law, a retired Marine major that served in VietNam. I read half of it before wrapping it, and he started reading it before he opened his other ... Read full review

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I found this book interesting, but disagree with a lot of it. It is completely biased, resorts to regular insults against those who don't share the author's views, and is chronogically chaotic. I think in order to correctly comment on a major event, you should interview and research both sides equally, and in depth. This book lacks this - it relies on criticising news reports and assuming that sentiment is equal to fact. The most important issue that the author ignores is whether the US government had an ethical right to interfere in a civil dispute in a foreign country. How different would it be for Iran to highjack a US presidential election? He makes clear that the US military had no moral responsibility for anything it did in Vietnam. Better to spend your money on decent scholarship. 

Contents

WHY WE WERE IN VIETNAM
5
CAMELOT IT WAS NOT
31
LBJS WAR
63
UNHERALDED VICTORY 19681973
99
THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT
147
COMING HOME
167
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
187
REMARKS OF SENATOR JOHN F KENNEDY AT THE CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM
191
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE PENTAGON PAPERS
199
THE VIETNAMESE VIEW
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
NOTES
231
INDEX
239
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About the author (2010)

Phillip E. Jennings served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, flying helicopters, and in Laos as a pilot for Air America. He is the author of the critically acclaimed comic novels Nam-A-Rama and Goodbye Mexico, and won the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society first prize for fiction with his short story, “Train Wreck in a Small Town.” A successful entrepreneur, he is currently CEO of Molecular Resonance Corporation, which has developed technology to spot and disarm improvised explosive devices. He lives with his family near Seattle, Washington.

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