Edited by Max Hastings
The book is a definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.
Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.
Many writers treat the war as a US tragedy, yet Hastings sees it as overwhelmingly that of the Vietnamese people, of whom forty died for every American, according to a review on goodreads.com. US blunders and atrocities were matched by those committed by their enemies.