"Discloses what the American military and political leadership largely misunderstood: the nature of Vietnamese society, the confrontation with colonialism and Western values, the resistance of the intellectuals, and the culture of the people." -- Herbert Mitgang, New York Times
"Jamieson ranges over the entire sweep of Vietnamese political culture, using as his window of observation the past century's Vietnamese literary output. There is nothing quite like this in print." -- Indochina Chronology
"Quite simply the most insightful interpretation of Vietnam ever to appear anywhere. No other book touches such vital issues; no other book explains so much; no other book is as important." -- Leonard Bushkoff, Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly
About the Author
Neil L. Jamieson is on the staff of the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development and is also a Senior Associate of the Indochina Institute at George Mason University.