- Paperback: 370 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books (September 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380609703
- ISBN-13: 978-0380609703
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ten Thousand Day War: Vietnam: 1945-1975 Paperback – September, 1982
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The author's description of Ho's long term strategy and the contrast of that strategy with the US election cycle show the importance of understanding the enemy and reminds me that comics can Pogo got it right when he said: "We have met the enemy and the enemy is us."
"This book was made possible in large measure by the extensive contribution of Peter Arnett . . . this book is based on [Arnett's] interviews."
Since Arnett's journalistic work is the basis of this "history", let's take a moment to review Arnett's career:
Arnett is a rabid America-basher who reported during the 1991 Gulf War that the USAF had bombed a baby milk factory in Baghdad. His evidence for this was a hand-painted sign reading "Baby Milk" in ENGLISH in front of the factory, and a lab coat with stitched lettering reading (again in ENGLISH) "BABY MILK PLANT IRAQ". In 1998 Arnett was fired by CNN for his "Operation Tailwind" story which falsely accused US forces of using sarin to kill US defectors in Laos in 1970. Most recently Arnett was fired by National Geographic and NBC for openly encouraging Iraqi forces on state TV from Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. He was then immediately hired by Britain's radical antiwar Daily Mirror.
Maclear's reliance on him may explain the endless misleading and blatantly false assertions that appear in this book. Indeed, it is so filled with ludicrous assertions that I will only bother to address a few:
Maclear obviously hero-worships Ho Chi Minh. He informs us of Ho's "compassion and lifetime patriotism (pg. 2)". He talks about how Ho "emotionally" told an OSS officer of the terrible suffering of the Vietnamese people during a recent famine (pg. 2).Read more ›
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One of several books I have been reading to understand the Vietnam war. Again the Vietnam war seems to be mostly the fault of John Fitzgerald Kennedy making him one of our worst... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Tobe McIntosh
Hubert, Kentucky, your loony-left rhetoric rant is at least as political partisan paranoid as the one you are attacking, and a hell of a lot less substantiated. Read morePublished on April 1, 2006 by patrick