A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam
Neglected by scholars and journalists alike, the years of conflict in Vietnam from 1968 to 1975 offer surprises not only about how the war was fought, but about what was achieved. Drawing from thousands of hours of previously unavailable (and still classified) tape-recorded meetings between the highest levels of the American military command in Vietnam, A Better War is an insightful, factual, and superbly documented history of these final years. Through his exclusive access to authoritative materials, award-winning historian Lewis Sorley highlights the dramatic differences in conception, conduct, and-at least for a time-results between the early and later years of the war. Among his most important findings is that while the war was being lost at the peace table and in the U.S. Congress, the soldiers were winning on the ground. Meticulously researched and movingly told, A Better War sheds new light on the Vietnam War.
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Review: A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in VietnamUser Review - Lance Kinzer - Goodreads
I picked up this book because of its focus on the post-Tet offensive period when my father served in Vietnam. The book confirmed much that I have learned over the years by listening to him talk about ... Read full review
Review: A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in VietnamUser Review - JL Day - Goodreads
Phenomenal read, exposes the bitter truths of an unpopular war; but who cares about "popularity," none of that matters to the troop in the field and the American citizen owes their support and loyalty ... Read full review
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