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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Nice and extensive overview. - Goodreads
the final compendium about the Vietnam war history. - Goodreads
Great overview of American involvement. - Goodreads
An excellent overview of the history of Vietnam. - Goodreads
A wonderful overview of a very complex topic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rambo Yearone - Goodreads

the final compendium about the Vietnam war history. I suggest it to any student or professional wishing to have a complete view of everything. The lesson is a big one: that war was a complicate one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie Shovein - Goodreads

Great academic book, but a little dry if you're looking for a casual read. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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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