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Vietnam: A History


This monumental narrative clarifies, analyses and demystifies the terrible ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Not the whole story

by dickknows on Oct 11, 2007

This is a really good book for a lot of information prior to about 1966, after that he seems to omit or gloss over, later developments. General Abrams is not even listed as a 'Principal Character', his tenure is only dealt with in a small proportion of the book. I like Lewis Sorley's 'A better War' ... More


Unabridge means long

by gatormash on Oct 4, 2007

The book has great information about the Vietnam war, including french involvment, communist takeover, American involvement, escalation and the like. Also includes overviews of each battle. Great Resource for anyone interested in Vientnam or military history. More


One of the Best History of the War

by BRBiker on Aug 2, 2007

Karnow has written one of the most objective and comprehensive early histories of the Vietnam War. (By early, I mean it was written before some significant documents and commentaries by government officials were published.) It is shameful that so many Americans still refuse to accept the fact that the ... More

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