Vietnam War book - please post on your list, thanks.
sebastian at SPAMamadeobordiga.u-net.com
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
The American War:
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.
If 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
Jonathan 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
Something 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
email: americanwar at bookmarks.uk.com
tel: 020 7637 1848
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