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Collectively, the stories paint a metaphor of war – no matter which side you are on, there are no b.appy. Arnab rated it it was amazing Jun 29, I didn’t understand why our servicemen and women were not treated better when they came home.

La guerra del Vietnam: Una historia oral by Christian G. Appy (1 star ratings)

I’ve never read anything like it. Just back from a holiday in Vietnam, and while there was exposed to many views about the war. OK, I admit it, l now this book has beaten me.

Vietnam could have united chrisrianbut despite the Cold War being very much in the air, the Vietnamese failed to make clear they were not a Russian or Chinese paw and they were planning to create a cozy, independent Communist christiwn of their own. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The dedication of the Vietnamese to be truly independent is awe-inspiring. America was still traumatized by the Communist takeover in China, and most Americans saw Vietnam as just another Communist domino.

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I didn’t get what Jane Fonda thought she was doing. Michael Flanagan rated it liked it May 27, They were from both sides, and they were in quite a variety of different occupations.

La guerra del Vietnam. Una historia oral

Rather than being a work of literature, a nonfiction history book of politics and strategy, or a memoir, this is both a combination of all three categories and none of the three categories at the same time. Feb 19, Jaff rated it really liked it. Una historia oralplease sign up. And it’s obvious our government still hasn’t learned any lessons from this.

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If I had to describe this book with one word it would be simple: I highly recommend this book but I really think it is only the beginning to get some understanding. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Oct 24, Dierregi rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is essential to anyone who is interested in the Vietnam war, regardless of how much they know prior to reading it. One theme of this book is that dehumanization is a part of war. The My Lai massacre As somebody who knew next to nothing about Vietnam, I found this book enormously useful.

From the “good war” that was World War II, we were taught to glorify war, love John Wayne, and never question gods purpose of spreading democracy. In an era where Vietnam is often skewed by groups such as Hollywood, I could not recommend this book more as a research into the players as well as the daily life of those participating in the Vietnam War.


Jun 26, Olethros rated it it was amazing.

I like that their memories are f.appy told and for that reason can be considered a truth, no matter if accounts sometimes differ. South Vietnamese veterans, Viet Cong guerillas, North Vietnamese doctors and diplomats, American draft-dodgers and politicians are just some of the people interviewed for the book.

La guerra del Vietnam. Una historia oral by Christian G. Appy (3 star ratings)

In Vietnam, Professor, Christian G. I can’t imagine the amount of work that went into the writing and gathering of accounts. To view it, click here.

Accumulated, they form a comprehensive history. Paul Johnson rated it liked it Jul 03, The accounts are arranged chronologically from the s to the defeat of the South in Mar 08, Will Albers rated it it christjan amazing Shelves: I would recommend this book as the best one to read about the war for both beginners and those with some prior knowledge.

Looking forward to his future works.

It’s a hard book to put down and it will really help you understand this very complex conflict.