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Oct 14, Izmael Arkin rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a collection of interviews conducted by the author with people related to all aspects of the Vietnam War. Kram rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Looking forward to his future works.

Appy interviewed infantrymen and generals, protestors and politicians, poets, artists, draft dodgers and ordinary citizens of both countries whose lives were affected by the decades-long conflict. Accumulated, they form a comprehensive history. This book cchristian really heavy, for it contains not only accounts of the war, but it contains the views of the war.

Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History, Told From All Sides by Christian G. Appy

But there are so many things, so many things to be learnt, to be felt, to be understood. The Free-Fire Zone tactic consisted of Americans telling everyone to leave a huerra area.

But mostly, I learned that the majority of people knew next to nothing about it vhristian it was actually happening, and people know even less now. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. America was still traumatized by the Communist takeover in China, and most Americans saw Vietnam as just another Communist domino.


They were from both sides, and they were in quite a variety of different occupations. I like that they are the assembled verbal recollections of individuals whose experiences reflect a part of the event. The only thing that I did not like about it was that there was no censorship of language.

For people who se not live during the height of the Cold War, the Vietnam War does not seem to make y.appy sense at all.

Shaun Swinbourne rated it liked it Feb 15, Jan 27, Hannah rated it really liked it Shelves: Shaun Swinbourne rated it liked it Feb 15, I have a much better understanding of what went on in Vietnam after immersing myself in the voices of the “patriots” who lived through it, and I found christia oral history format fascinating in all its rawness. Mark rated it it was amazing May 30, Americans should reduce their average of 7 hours per day of g.appy TV so they have time to read this book. South Vietnamese veterans, Viet Cong guerillas, North Vietnamese doctors and diplomats, American draft-dodgers chistian politicians are just some of the people interviewed for the book.

A very good addition to any bookshelf of an interested mind.

It is all first-hand accounts and the stories are amazing. I’d re Absolutely one of the best books about Vietnam I’ve ever read and I’ve read quite a few. The North Vietnamese certainly were not saints in the war either. Fernando rated it liked it Mar 19, Stories told from all sides – from the soldiers on both sides, to nurses, commoners, doctors, generals in the US and Vietnam and everything in-between. Teo al it liked it Jul 09, Jul 20, Jessica rated it dhristian was amazing Recommends it for: A really good book covering the Vietnam war from the seeds at the end of the Second World War through to the end of the conflict in After completing the book, I was left with a sense of how wrong this war was and how little we are taught i One of the best historical accounts of a war I’ve ever read.


Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides by Christian G. Appy

Refresh and try again. To see what your vietanm thought of this book, please sign up. These vivid testimonies of men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky ori “Intense and absorbing And it’s obvious our government still hasn’t learned any lessons from this. The first-person perspective came from every possible direction there is.

La guerra del Vietnam: Una historia oral

Books by Christian G. May 07, Leslie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Four protestors were shot dead at Kent State. Lists with This Book. Jamie rated it really liked it Nov 24, It’s culture, maybe, or it’s political, probably, or both. If you buy only one book on the Vietnam War, this is the one you want.

The depth and scope are incredible and each interview is as fascinating as the next.