Vietnam: A History

Category: Humanities
Author: Stanley Karnow
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by ethbro   2018-01-19
If you're curious in retrospect, I found this to be the best book I've read about the entire Vietnam period. (along with historical context before and after)

Granted, there's a lot we know now that wasn't known at the time (e.g. MACV-SOG's pre-Tonkin activities and concealment of same from Congress, or the serious consideration of tactical nuclear weapons during the Battle of Khe Sanh), but if you're into history it's a good read.