Vietnam, a History

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Penguin Books, 1997 - History - 768 pages
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This monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its understanding, and compassionate in its human portrayals, it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with the participants - French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers.
Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand - and make peace with - a convulsive epoch of our recent history.

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Stanley Karnow is author and journalist who covered both the French and American wars in Indochina. Among his several books on Asia is the Pulitzer Prize-winning study "Vietnam: A History".

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