Based on a variety of classified military records, Lewy provides the first systematic analysis of the course of the Vietnam War, the reasons for the failure of American strategy and tactics, and the causes of the final collapse of South Vietnam.
"An astute critical analysis of the many ambiguities and complexities concernig the Vietnam War. It is filled with shrewd insights and is characterized by a well-balanced perspective."--Marshall E. Nunn, Glendale Community College "Extraordinary....[America in Vietnam] will have a profound impact on all subsequent historical writing on Vietnam."--Lucian Pye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "A splendid book, in many ways the best history of the war yet to appear."--The Economist "Superbly done. [Lewy has] established a new standard for objective scholarship on Vietnam."--James L. Jablonowski, Marquette University "An intellectually balanced work that should be the touchstone for future analyses of our Vietnam experience."--Washington Post "[A] balanced account which corrects many of the myths that were perpetuated during the Vietnam conflict."--Claude R. Sasso, Avila College
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 29th May 1980
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.15 x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.48