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Max Hastings Vietnam An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975 Book

Max Hastings Vietnam An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975 Book


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‘Masterpiece … manages with great skill to combine the accumulation of strategic and political disaster with the real experience of those fighting on the ground’ Antony Beevor, Spectator


‘Will surely set the benchmark for years to come… This may be his best… Exhaustively researched and superbly written, it is both a balanced account of how and why the war unfolded as it did, and a gripping narrative on what it was like to take part…History as it should be: objective, immersive and compelling’ Daily Telegraph, 5*


‘Magnificent… One by one, the sacred canons of right and left are obliterated. The war is laid bare, with all its uncomfortable truths exposed’ The Times


‘Powerful and chilling… Hastings is masterful at describing the conditions faced by young American soldiers… [he] is second to none in his ability to describe military strategy with a clarity that makes things entirely understandable to the layman’ Mail on Sunday, 5*


‘An altogether magnificent historical narrative’ Tim O’Brien


‘A masterpiece’ Frank Scotton


‘Magnificent, his best work … full of extraordinary and compelling detail and thoroughly informed by his own personal experience of so much of the war. It's written in unputdownable style, with a dispassionate, liberal-minded understanding of the detail of the war, which draws on testimony from every side and doesn't favour anyone. I've never read a better history of the wars in Vietnam, and it’s hard to see how anyone will be able to improve on this’ John Simpson


‘Neophytes and experts alike will find Hastings’s book stimulating, informative – and above all, riveting’ New Statesman


‘This fabulous work offers up a gut-wrenching glimpse of the reality of war’ The Sun, 5*


‘Impressive… A fast-paced, poignant and eye-opening read’ Literary Review


‘A work of considerable quality, marked by a possibly unique combination of military expertise, historical grasp and journalistic skill’ Observer


About the Author

Max Hastings chronicles Vietnam with the benefit of vivid personal memories: first of reporting in 1967-68 from the United States, where he encountered many of the war’s decision-makers including President Lyndon Johnson, then of successive assignments in Indochina for newspapers and BBC TV: he rode a helicopter out of the US Saigon embassy compound during the 1975 final evacuation. He is the author of twenty-six books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, of which the most recent are All Hell Let Loose, Catastrophe and The Secret War, best-sellers translated around the world. He has two grown-up children, Charlotte and Harry, and lives with his wife Penny in West Berkshire, where they garden enthusiastically.


Product Details:

Hardcover: 752 pages

Publisher: William Collins (20 Sept. 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0008132984

ISBN-13: 978-0008132989

Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 5.2 x 24 cm


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