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Some will be shocked to find out that the United States and Ho Chi Minh, our nemesis for much of the Vietnam War, were once allies. Indeed, during the last year of World War II, American spies in Indochina found themselves working closely with Ho Chi Minh and other anti-colonial factions-compelled by circumstances to fight together against the Japanese. Dixee Bartholomew-F ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 435 pages
Published May 12th 2006 by University Press of Kansas (first published May 2006)
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Liam
I think I will finish the Ho Chi Minh biography before I get back to this... (9-22-2011)

Excellent, well-written analysis of a subject which is still too little understood, even by historians. Although the extant works by participants in this particular accident of history (i.e. 'Why Vietnam? Prelude To America's Albatross' by Archimedes L.A. Patti & 'The Winking Fox: Twenty-Two Years in Military Intelligence' by René J. Défourneaux) are both useful and informative, because they are essenti
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