The book is a good analysis of the battle, with very good maps and photos.
For readers interested in the precursor to our own involvement in Vietnam, Martin Windrow's book provides a great read in the tradition of Bernard Fall.
In short, I think that this is one of the best history books I've ever read and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in military history.
I stumbled into this book with no strong interest in the Vietnam war, nor intention to read a longish military history. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Gary McCaleb
A respectable effort but rather drowned in detail. Does not compare well to classics like Bernard Fall.Published 1 month ago by Bruce Farcau
Reading this account of how the Viet Minch ran the French out of Indochina is a text book on guerilla warfare
and a "teaching moment" for this Administration... Read more
I have always been curious about the French in Vietnam prior to US involvement. Well written and poignant when looking at the efforts of those on the ground against the political... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fall did a good job with his "Hell in a Small Place" but he did not have the full data to work with. This was Well researched, with good up to date data. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary L. Francis
Would recommend for anyone interested in the subject. Sometimes too detailed and names pass by over ones head.
Honestly may be one of the most detailed books I have ever read on any battle, the only down side is that Martin Windrow hasn't written enough other books.Published 4 months ago by David A. Sparks
Martin Windrow has managed to somehow combine a thoroughly researched book giving detailed background into the siege at a strategic level, with unit and individual level accounts... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amadeus