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Valuable Overall History Text,
This review is from: Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975 (Modern War Studies) (Hardcover)
As with his other books Prados brings a wealth of detail and documentary sources but presented in an eminently readable and balanced approach, something which can certainly not be said of his critics from the usual revisionist lunatics of the American right. The latter seem incapable of grasping any of the historical and political dynamics of the Vietnamese Revolution from August 1945 onwards...so they don't even bother trying.
Instead,they prefer to ignore the historical record in order to excuse the US intervention in creating a wholly subsevient client regime in the southern part of the country and when that was on the verge of collapse ,to present the subsequent US invasion as part of some noble crusade to "defend" something or other.
One wonders why they bother to read anything other than the ideological prattle of the revisionist apologists for the American assault on Indo-China.