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Everyone should read this book!!
on 1 June 2008
I have read many books on the Vietnam conflict but I have to say this is the best I have come across. Appy interviewed hundreds of people from every spectrum affected by this conflict including senior Government officials, Generals, soldiers, revolutionaries, medics, Anti-War protesters, families of killed/MIA and journalists but unlike many of his predecessors he did this for both sides.
The result is a harrowing account of the true horror and futility of war and first hand accounts of atrocities committed on both sides. I think this is a book that should everyone should read as many of mistakes made in this War look set to be forgotten and then repeated time and again.