A must read for anyone interested in the topic.
And although making the exit may very well have been the right thing to do, the way we left violated the principles that make up the character of our nation.
Also essential reading would include Street Without Joy by Bernard Fall, Vietnam by Stanley Karnow and Sideshow by William Shawcross.
Almost 40 years later this book is still riveting. The story is as informatice as Karnows book on Vietnam. Read morePublished 21 days ago by sheldon goodman
History is always written with a point of view. Particularly when written by someone who lived it. And that should be kept in mind while reading this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pete H.
While Snepp's book clearly provides a fascinating insight into the machinations of the sordid last chapter of the wholly disgraceful history of the US involvement in the affairs of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by redrx7
Ut was a well used book and faded. It still had the price (two dollars) and it cost me about 15. Next time they should at least take the price off.Published 14 months ago by Irene Willig
This is an excellent factual account of the fall of Vietnam which occurred in 1975. The source is impeccable---Frank Snepp was the chief strategic analyst for the CIA during the... Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Bob Looney
Sometimes a picture is in fact better than one thousand words. In this case the famous, or infamous depending on one's view, photograph of the last American "refugees" being... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Alfred Johnson
Frank Snepp's account of the death throes of South Vietnam reads as fresh today as when it was written over 30 years ago. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by D. Pan
In what way do the Justice Department and the CIA recommend this book you ask?
Their lengthy, expensive hard pursuit of Snepp and Random House through the courts to get... Read more
Being well-read on this topic, I found this book to be particularly interesting as it exposes policy bumbling, niggling, and internecine rivalries in what was a very complex... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by M. C. ELLIOTT