. . . should be studied by every left-activist ... to learn to apply the same kind of creative revolutionary and military art -- Sanity Now! June 1977
Behind its jargon, this little book by the winning team in Vietnam gives some beginning clues. -- RAIN, March 1978
About the Author
The author has described the founding of the Vietnam People's Army on December 22, 1944, in these terms: "We forgot that we were only 34 human beings equipped with rudimentary weapons. We imagined ourselves to be an army of steel, not to be defeated by any force, ready to destroy the enemy." For more than 30 years, General Giap was the key organizer of the Vietnamese armed forces and its main strategic thinker. At the time he wrote these reflections on the War with the U. S., he was a member of the political bureau of the Vietnam Workers' Party and vice-premier and minister of defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.