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Otherwise, I would have given this book a five.

I would have appreciated interviews with more of the international communities and forces involved in the war, vietnm the Australians and New Zealanders.

I am aware of the lack and limit of sources on the Vietnam’s side, but all stories are valuable anyway.

Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History, Told From All Sides by Christian G. Appy

Then will probably find I need to try to figure out what our politicians where thinking. I highly recommend this book but I really think it is only the beginning to get some understanding. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Views are presented from ALL sides.

What you get is a clear picture of a war that could have been avoided and shows that going to war to make money for the people in power is not a new idea. I appreciate This book is really heavy, for it contains not only accounts of the war, but it contains the views of the war. When Nixon won the presidency inhe had a two part strategy of building up SV army while reducing the number chrlstian American troops and also bombing Cambodia and Laos so they wouldn’t harbor Vietcong.


When dehumanization occurs, then horrible things can and are justified against the opposing side. This oral history of the Vietnam War covers many different perspectives of the war and the culture of those war years. During the American portion of the Vietnam War, 3 Vietnam is a country that was almost always at war, for the first 75 years of the 20th Century.

It’s culture, maybe, or it’s political, probably, or both. Neil rated it liked it Mar 06, A really fascinating look into the history of this chgistian war.

In the big picture, stopping cyristian spread of communism and the adherence to the domino theory sounded like a admirable cause but once the tragic stories of the Vietnamese people are exposed, there is little justification for such a brutal war. This is by far the best book on the subject.

La guerra del Vietnam: Una historia oral

The vivid accounts of men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict from its murky origins in the s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in Teo rated it liked it Jul 09, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Appy interviewed infantrymen and generals, protestors and politicians, poets, artists, draft dodgers and ordinary citizens of both countries whose lives were affected by the decades-long conflict.

Jamie rated it really liked it Nov 24, Appy however has written or recorded, one of the best histories of the Vietnam war I have ever read and I have read my fair share. The only criticism and I hate to sound pedantic but there are no Australian voices in the history, something I would have forgone but it seems that Australia’s contribution to world conflicts is almost always forgotten completely.


Ex-veterans and hippies can use colorful words. In the United States, eight Americans burned themselves to death, to protest the war. Its vast scope of content is beyond any Vietnam War book I have read.

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Sep 19, Todd Kruse rated it it was amazing. The book gave me o Although learning in classes and seeing artifacts of the Vietnam teaches you about the conflict, often information is missing or only partially shown. Yet, this book was able to provide perspectives of the war from everyone from american soldiers, journalists, and mothers to Vietnamese citizens and soldiers.

Oct 14, Joseph Kovacs rated it it was amazing. Although an amazing book, I would not recommended it if the reader knows nothing about the war fought in Vietnam.

Khairul Hezry rated it liked it Jan 22, Sharon rated it really liked it Nov 16, Tuedungtruong rated it it was amazing Aug 03,