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Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia

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A gripping account of one of the century's most harrowing human catastrophes—the fall of South Vietnam— Without Honor captures the tragedy and the irony of the Vietnam War's last days and examines the consequences of the American military and political decisions that had sustained the war effort for a generation only to lead to the worst foreign policy failure in the natio ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published December 30th 1998 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published August 1983)
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I just re-read this remarkable book for the first time in many years and was impressed all over again by the author’s astute analysis and his vivid account of the last years of the war in Vietnam and Cambodia. Isaacs’s book is meticulously annotated and is based on extensive research, many interviews, and his own first-hand observations and reportage. He left Phnom Penh, Cambodia, just a few days before the Khmer Rouge entered the city. He was evacuated from Saigon by helicopter from Tansonnhut ...more
Daniel Garrison
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read this book in many years, but it's still sitting on the shelf and I remember being very impressed by it. I think I'll refresh my memory a bit and give it another read.

Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How is this book not more well-known? I was just looking for an account of the fall of Saigon, but Isaacs' prose and personal accounts make this great.
Alan Fogelquist
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the most even handed and first hand accounts of US involvement in Vietnam and Cambodia. Completely refutes efforts to rewrite history.
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