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This work is well researched, heavily detailed, and well written.
Just when you think you've read everything you need to read about a conflict, along comes a book like Grab Their Belts to Fight Them.
I would also recommend you read this before tackling Lewis Sorley's biography of General Westmoreland for a little needed context.
This book is seriously flawed. The author ignores some very important details:
-The role of the political officers in the hierarchy of the Viet Cong and the NVA. Read more
Rare insight into the strategy and thinking of the North Vietnamese policy makers and military commanders; also for their fears of what the U.S. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charles Roberts
An interesting book that gave reasoning from the PAVN/VC side of certain battles. I was looking for just that information when I bought the book and was satisfied that it was what... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Al J. Conetto
This book is good, but a little hard to get into. It is of an era where my husband served and I bought it for him. He picks it up and reads a little at a time.Published 18 months ago by Jane
Mr. Wilkins has done Vietnam historians a great favor...by doing his research on manuscripts and other resources in the Vietnamese language, he has ferreted out many things that... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Robert H. Sholly
The book is a bit light on examples from the communist side. What is here is good though and it shows that the US was inflicting tremendous casualties on the communist units. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Mad Russian