9781845118532

Vietnam A Portrait of its People at War

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  • ISBN13:

    9781845118532

  • ISBN10:

    1845118537

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/2009
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

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Summary

Here is the story of the "other side" of the Vietnam War--of the Vietcong and North Vietnamese--which has been largely untold until now. In this remarkable piece of oral history, the story emerges of the ordinary people of both North and South Vietnam, of the Vietcong guerrilla fighters and terrorists, North Vietnamese soldiers and cadres, monks, opposition leaders, propaganda chiefs and village secretaries.Vietnam: A Portrait of its People at Warprovides an account of dedication and heroism at all levels and also of the brutality and trauma faced by a people in the grip of revolution and war.

Author Biography

David Chanoff has written the New York Times Magazine,Washington Post and The New Republic and is author of several books, including a collaboration with Ariel Sharon on his autobiography.

Doan Van Toai was a student political leader and anti-war activist in Vietnam, for which he was imprisoned on several occasions. He went into exile in Paris in 1978. He is author of many books including The Vietnamese Gulag.

 

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
New preface by the author
Prologue
'The Boy is Wonderfully Pretty'
Becoming Educated
In Pursuit of Fame
""I am an English Liberal
I hate the Tory Party""
Radical Politics
'The Biggest Thing that has ever come my way
A Water Creature
'God Bless the Dardanelles'
Eclipse
Fighting Bolshevism
Running the Empire
'I will make you the Golden Chancellor'
Squandering the Treasure
Private Diversions
An I
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