Vietnam War book - please post on your list, thanks.

Sebastian Budgen sebastian at
Thu Jan 18 10:37:02 MST 2001

Title: Vietnam War book - please post on your list, thanks.

An event which radicalized a whole generation and defeated the world's most
powerful state.

The American War:
Vietnam 1960-1975

Jonathan Neale

The Vietnamese call it the American War. In America, it¹s called the Vietnam
This is a short history of that war, from the point of view of the peasants and
GIs who fought it.

ŒIf you¹re new to the history of the war in Vietnam, this is the place to start.
And if you think you¹ve heard it all, then this is the place to start again.
Jonathan Neale has combined compassion and clarity to produce
a gripping, hugely informative and deeply moving account. His book
is a contribution to the struggle to reclaim the truth about this twentieth
century atrocity from the mythology promoted by our rulers and
to place that truth at the service of the struggle for the future ¹
­ Mike Marqusee, Author of Muhammed Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

ŒJonathan Neale's book is an excellent overview of the Vietnam war,
unique in its bold class-conscious approach. It is very well-researched and
valuable for its vivid quotations from participants on both sides of the
­ Howard Zinn, Author of A People¹s History of America

ŒSomething remarkable and rare­a survey of the American War in Vietnam
that is lively, accessible, idiosyncratic, opinionated and rangy.
Neale is unabashedly sympathetic to Vietnamese guerillas and American activists
­including a full chapter on anti-war protest among US soldiers­
and unsparing in his criticisms of ruling parties on all sides.
­ Christian G. Appy, Author of Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and

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