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Vietnam: A History

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Edward Holland

27 Hours 43 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

June 1999

Audio Book Summary

In this comprehensive history, Stanley Karnow demystifies the tragic ordeal of America’s war in Vietnam. The book’s central theme is that America’s leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. Karnow elucidates the decision-making process in Washington and Asia and recounts the political and military events that occurred after the Americans arrived in Vietnam. Throughout, he focuses on people, those who shaped strategy and those who suffered, died, or survived as a result.

Panoramic in scope and filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with hundreds of participants on both sides, Vietnam: A History transcends the past with lessons relevant to the present and the future.

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  • jason simmons

    I liked it. Does jump around some though. Over all seems pretty comprehensive and enlightening. Learned quite a bit about the subject. Narrator was wonderful also.

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  • Leonard Moses

    this is supposed to be a histroy of Vietnam but the writer does not have the story in order hes jumping from the present to 1960 to 1982 l to 1973. it very hard to follow the story since he seem to be all over the place. do not recommend

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