Max Hastings - Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 — at Politics and Prose at the Wharf

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hastings’s history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam is truly comprehensive, blending political and military narratives with interviews from participants on all sides of the conflict, including U.S. soldiers, policymakers, Vietcong guerrillas, Southern paratroopers, Saigon bargirls, and his own experience reporting the war from Indochina – he was on one of the final helicopters out of Saigon in 1975. Emphasizing that the war was a tragedy primarily for the Vietnamese and that no side held the moral high ground, Hastings puts iconic events, such as the 1968 Tet Offensive, into a fresh context by exploring less well-known incidents, documenting atrocities carried out by both North and South, and vividly conveying the realities of jungle combat. An
award-winning military historian, Hastings has published more than two dozen books, including Inferno and The Secret War.

 

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Non Fiction
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780062405661
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

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