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    DescriptionThe American experience during the Vietnam conflict is universally known: the brutalization of the US fighting men, the drug abuse and the trauma. Even today the very word 'Vietnam' is too often interpreted as referring to this conflict (and specifically the American perception of it) rather than to the country and its people. The view from the other side - the Vietcong and North Vietnamese - has been virtually ignored. In this remarkable piece of oral history the story emerges of the ordinary people of both North and South Vietnam, of the Vietcong guerrilla fighters and terrorists, North Vietnamese soldiers and cadres, monks, opposition leaders, propaganda chiefs and village secretaries. "Vietnam: A Portrait of its People at War" provides an account of dedication and heroism at all levels and also of the brutality and trauma faced by a people in the grip of revolution and war.

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    A Portrait of Its People at War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Chanoff, By (author) Doan Van Toai, Foreword by Edward Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845118532
    ISBN 10: 1845118537

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: DS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 65
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000, HIS027070
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    DC22: 959.7043
    Abridged Dewey: 959
    B&T Approval Code: A15404030
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPK, 1FMV, 3JJPL
    DC22: 959.70433109
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHWR, NHWL, NHF, NHWR9
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ, 3MPQV
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FMV
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQS
    Edition statement
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 February 2009
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    Author Information
    David Chanoff writes on subjects that range from literary history to foreign policy for publications including the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post and The New Republic and is author of several books, including a collaboration with Ariel Sharon on his autobiography. Doan Van Toai was a student political leader and anti-war activist in Vietnam, for which he was imprisoned on several occasions. He went into exile in Paris in 1978. He is author of many books including The Vietnamese Gulag. Together Chanoff and Toai have collaborated on two earlier books.
    Review quote
    "More than two decades after it was first published, Vietnam: A Portrait of Its People at War stands out as one of the most penetrating and valuable studies of the conflict that consumed the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai capture the extraordinary variety of Vietnamese motives and experiences by letting Vietnamese soldiers, officials, and peasants speak for themselves. The overall effect is to bring the "other side" to life with unrivalled richness and complexity. This book remains essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the Vietnam War.' Mark Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin"