The American War: Vietnam 1960-1975
A short history of the 'American War' from the point of view of the peasants and GIs who fought it. Provides a vivid ground view account of the Vietnam War explaining why the Americans went in, why the Vietnamese fought until the end, and what the legacy has been for both sides in the decades since. He draws a clear distinction between the goals and actions of the American government and the motivations and experiences of what were mostly working-class troops. Acclaimed as The Best Short History of the Vietnam War.
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