"One of the outstanding features...is the attention given to the Vietnamese side, to the Vietnamese history and to the Vietnamese participants in the tragic events of the war."--Times Literary Supplement
"Insightful and carefully crafted to describe a debate rather than take sides in it....The 900-odd entries cover almost every imaginable aspect of the war and its impact on America, with a wealth of cultural and political context."--Washington Post
About the Author
Spencer C. Tucker is Professor and holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at Virginia Military Institute. He served as a captain in Army Intelligence in 1966-67 and is the author of several books on military history, including Injured Honor: The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of June 22, 1807. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.