The Vietnam War: A Concise International History
The Vietnam War remains a topic of extraordinary interest, not least because of striking parallels between that conflict and more recent fighting in the Middle East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence draws upon the latest research in archives around the world to offer readers a superb account of a key moment in U.S. as well as global history.
While focusing on Americ...more
As someone else on here said - the title sums it up pretty well. This is a short, sweet, and to the point survey of the Vietnam War from a more international, less American viewpoint. What makes this particular book 4-star worthy when I've read quite a bit on Vietnam is that Lawrence gives significant weight to the pre-American involvement origins of the Vietnamese conflict, which is so readily overlooked by many American historians. Should I ever find myself in such ...more