Summary: In this sweeping and harrowing chronicle, Spector draws on a wealth of oral histories and newly declassified documents to show us the war that television missed. Here are the race riots and drug use that swept the American army; the rampant corruption of the ARVN; the potent mix of myth and ideology that made the North Vietnamese such formidable foes. Panoramic in its scope, riveting in its detail, After Tet is a triumph of military and political history.
Summary: In this sweeping and harrowing chronicle, Spector draws on a wealth of oral histories and newly declassified documents to show us the war that television missed. Here are the race riots and drug use that swept the American army; the rampant corruption of the ARVN; the potent mix of myth and ideology that made the North Vietnamese such formidable foes. Panoramic in its scope, riveting in its detail, After Tet is a triumph of military and political history. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Vintage Books Published: 02/01/1994 International: No
"Deeply researched, smoothly written and well-argued...Spector puts to good use his firsthand experience as a Marine in Vietnam in 1968-1969...Few historians have used as wide an array of sources to such good effect."
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1. "I Want to Speak to You Tonight of Peace in Vietnam" 2. "You Don't Know How Lucky We Are to Have Soldiers Like This" 3. "You're Going Home in a Body Bag" 4. "Born in the North, to Die in the South" 5. "Corruption Is Everywhere" 6. The Relief of Khe Sanh and After, April 1968 7. The May Offensive: Dai Do 8. Lessons of the May Offensive 9. "The People in the Middle" 10. The August Offensive 11. The End of Racial Harmony 12. In the Rear with the Gear, the Sergeant Major, and the Beer 13. The War for the Countryside 14. "It Is the Right Thing to Do"
Appendix 1: KIA Rate for Maneuver Battalions Jan. 67-Sept. 6 as Compiled by ODS Systems Analysis Appendix 2: U.S. Casualties for February-May 1968 as Compiled by the White House Situation Room
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