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An American Amnesia: How the U.S. Congress Forced the Surrenders of South Vietnam and Cambodia

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January 27th, 1973: the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong sign the Paris Peace Accords, guaranteeing the right of self-determination to the South Vietnamese people.April 30th, 1975: President Duong Van Minh of South Vietnam announces the nation's unconditional surrender to the North, ending the decade-long conflict and enabling the merger of bo...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published 2010 by Beaufort Books
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Alex
I bought "An American Amnesia" to document what I already knew, that after the Vietnam War the USA engineered the surrender and death of millions of Asians. My memory recollects it that way. It was done by the Democrats and that horrific action forced me to abandon the Democrat Party. It upsets me even today. The Republican Party might not be the best...certainly not...but I refuse to call myself a Democrat.

Never again.

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Aron
If everything you know about the Vietnam War you learned in school, then you need to read this book. The U.S. Congress refused to give support to the South Vietnamese which led to the slaughter and imprisonment of millions in Vietnam and Cambodia. The truth is a shameful tragedy; disgusting and embarrassing. Please read this book and help to avoid repeating the past.
Jeremy Hatfield
History about this conflict has been rewritten with ideological considerations in mind. Herschensohn recounts his personal experiences as someone who had worked in DC at the time.
Ira Langstein
Excellent enlightening work on the events surrounding the 1973 Paris Accords. Terribly written though with digressions and some bad dialogue.
Kevin Goldsmith
My only complaint is that it is not longer! This was a very satisfying read and a great addition to my library.
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Stanley Bruce Herschensohn is a fixture in American politics. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, served as Deputy Special Assistant to President Nixon, was appointed a member of the Reagan Transition Team, and was the 1992 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in California. He has been a political commentator on KABC-TV and KABC Radio.

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