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Why Vietnam?: Prelude to America's Albatross Hardcover – 1980
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Hardback book with dust jacket titled WHY VIETNAM? Prelude to America's Albatross by Archimedes L.A.Patti. Published by University of California Press in 1980. Illustrated with decorated end-papers and frontispiece map. See my photographs (3) of this book on main listing page. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Base2BS-12-bottom-L) rareviewbooks
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Some things I know happened are not in this book but apparently Mr Patti couldn't have everywhere at once and then write about it. Not any real coverage of Austin Glass who I believe introduced Mr Patti to the region. I was hoping to hear more about him. But ... the book is very awesome and will vastly improve your understanding of the war.
It IS my opinion that you CAN NOT understand Vietnam War until you understand what came before.
Begin at least at around 1944 if not before. The entire situation will unfold as a series of events and choices of lesser evils, and then some points of interest will be where we had no choice. But this all comes long before the 60's.