Ho Chi Minh: A Life
Although Ho Chi Minh's life helped shape the 20th century, not until now has there been a major biography of this immensely important and elusive figure. This impressive work of history by a world-renowned authority on Vietnam now fills this gap, taking full advantage of information only recently declassified. Engrossing and impeccably researched, this is a revelatory portrait of one of the most mysterious figures of our time. A best-seller in hardback, NY Times Notable Book and one of the LA Times Best Books of 2000, this astounding work is now available in paperback.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
I read this book after reading a biography of Mao and Chiang Kai-shek and several books about the USSR relating to China during Ho's lifetime. This was a necessary background explaining the tightrope ... Read full review
HO CHI MINHUser Review - Kirkus
A masterful, balanced biography of the charismatic Communist leader.To produce this rich, layered life of a man who has achieved mythic status among the Vietnamese, Duiker (History/Penn State) draws ... Read full review