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It should be required reading in all American universities and high schools.
Through their efforts, however, Phillips and Lansdale established very close relations with key Vietnamese politicians and senior officers in the Vietnamese military.
The pity is, they're missing a mighty fine book and the many useful insights that it offers, in the case of Rufus Phillips' new work.
Rufus Phillips has filled in the holes that were left by his mentor and commander, Edward Lansdale, in the latter's CIA authorized memoir, In the Midst of Wars. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John T. Fishel
An outstanding book which cogently sets forth what worked and what didn't work in Viet Nam, and relates that experience to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as further endeavors by the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Donald Miller
I've lost count of the number of books I've read on Viet Nam - and this book has to be one of the best. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patrick J. Wilkie
Despite having the recent good fortune to be invited to a lunch with the author and then hearing him speak at the local library, both episodes occurred before I read his book, so I... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Flashback
For those of us who experienced the Vietnam conflict first-hand while the United States was deeply involved, this book records material that fills in a huge void in our knowledge... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Dr. F. Sisti
An important first hand account of political events in South Vietnam. This fills a gap between military accounts and the political decisions made in Washington. Read morePublished on May 31, 2009 by Robert Hargreaves
Many of us who lived through the Vietnam era started by accepting the argument that a communist victory would inevitably lead to totalitarian control of all of Southeast Asia and a... Read morePublished on February 26, 2009 by Stanley A. Zuckerman