Strange Ground: An Oral History Of Americans In Vietnam, 1945-1975

Strange Ground An Oral History Of Americans In Vietnam From a covert OSS mission to enlist the aid of Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon in this book gathers the narratives of over sixty U S citizens medics d

  • Title: Strange Ground: An Oral History Of Americans In Vietnam, 1945-1975
  • Author: Harry Maurer
  • ISBN: 9780306808395
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a covert 1945 OSS mission to enlist the aid of Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon in 1975, this book gathers the narratives of over sixty U.S citizens medics, diplomats, clerks, housewives, spies, grunts, and generals who lived, worked, and fought in Southeast Asia during America s thirty year involvement in Vietnam The result is aFrom a covert 1945 OSS mission to enlist the aid of Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon in 1975, this book gathers the narratives of over sixty U.S citizens medics, diplomats, clerks, housewives, spies, grunts, and generals who lived, worked, and fought in Southeast Asia during America s thirty year involvement in Vietnam The result is a work of visceral immediacy and tragic sweep.

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    One thought on “Strange Ground: An Oral History Of Americans In Vietnam, 1945-1975”

    1. A powerful chronicle, history comes alive in the words of those who were there.Includes some basic maps of Vietnam, and an excellent glossary of military terms.

    2. This was really engaging and felt like a pretty personal look at the Vietnam conflict. It's sorted by all of these different perspectives-grunts, generals, medics, intelligence, antiwar protestors, NGOs, embassy wives,etc.- and then arranged chronologically so you end up with a pretty solid look at tactics and bureaucracy that drove the war machine, along with how that personally affected the people who were over there. It feels balanced in terms of perspective on whether we were doing the right [...]

    3. Very well constructed anthology of first-hand accounts of life in Vietnam by Americans that lived it from 1940-1975. To this day it is a bit annoying that it says '45 on the book when there are account from '40.

    4. Strange Ground covers the entire War phase by phase, from French occupation to US exit, letting the participants in the war tell their personal stories. It covers a ridiculously complex subject in as much detail as can possibly be imagined.

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