Sunday, February 25, 2007

After Tet:The Bloodiest year in Vietnam by Ronald H. Spector

After Tet: The Bloodiest year in Vietnam by Ronald H. Spector describes well basically what the title says. We get material on everything from Washington to the experience of patrolling in the jungle. Unlike most history of Vietnam there are descriptions of various soldiers experiences. There's even a section on the military prisons in Vietnam and their race riots. There's a lot of research here. part of the book is taken up with the Battle of Khe Sanh. There's a very clear description of the rather confused operations around it.

It is highly readable with a bibliography and notes as well as several appendices and a further reading section.

Highly recommended!

Is available through Abebooks.

For more reviews take a look at My Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Partisan and Guerrilla Warfare bookshelf.

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