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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War
     

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War

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by Phillip Jennings
 

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The Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failure—at least that is what the mainstream media and history books would have you believe. Yet, Phillip Jennings sets the record straight in The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War. In this latest “P.I.G.”, Jennings shatters culturally-accepted myths and busts politically incorrect lies

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The Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failure—at least that is what the mainstream media and history books would have you believe. Yet, Phillip Jennings sets the record straight in The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War. In this latest “P.I.G.”, Jennings shatters culturally-accepted myths and busts politically incorrect lies that liberal pundits and leftist professors have been telling you for years. Bet you didn’t know that:

  • The U.S. did not lose the Vietnam War—we won it
  • The U.S. achieved our goal—we stopped the spread of Communism
  • The U.S. did not suffer significant battlefield losses
  • The cultural chaos of the 1960s and 1970s negatively influenced the Vietnam War—not vice versa
The Vietnam War was the most important—and successful—campaign to defeat Communism. Without the sacrifices made and the courage displayed by our military, the world might be a different place. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Vietnam War proves the above and more as Jennings reveals the truth about the battles, players, and policies of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596981423
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Politically Incorrect Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
329,851
File size:
611 KB

Meet the Author

Phillip E. Jennings served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, flying helicopters, and in Laos as a pilot for Air America. He is the author of the critically acclaimed comic novels Nam-A-Rama and Goodbye Mexico, and won the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society first prize for fiction with his short story, “Train Wreck in a Small Town.” A successful entrepreneur, he is currently CEO of Molecular Resonance Corporation, which has developed technology to spot and disarm improvised explosive devices. He lives with his family near Seattle, Washington.

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book - a must read for anyone who prefers to become educated on the Vietnam War. During the war years, I was frustrated by the villainous way our media treated the United States. Our media clearly supported the Communist takeover, and encouraged the enemy to victory. Most Americans are clueless about what really took place. Ask any American where the Ho Chi Minh trail was located, and what its purpose was, and you'll see what I mean. Few have any knowledge of how important Vietnam was to Senator (and then President) Kennedy. This book includes his 1956 speech at the Conference on Vietnam. Liberals talk about this as an immoral war. There is nothing immoral about risking your life for the freedom of others. The most immoral thing about the war was the determination of our media and the liberal left (headed by Hanoi Jane) to lose at all costs - even after Nixon had secured military victory in 1973. Phillip Jennings walks the reader through the truths that the liberals do not want you to know. The author has done an excellent job of presenting balanced facts. He covers the things we did right, and he informs of key blunders you may not be aware of (such as the coup that ousted Diem). You won't find photos, nor get buried in intricate detail. You will, however, become totally immersed as he fills in the blanks of what we all should have learned years ago. I only wish his book were required reading in our schools.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Viet Nam veteran I have read many books on the subject, usually coming away with a clear understanding that either they had never been there and didn't know squat, or that they had an overriding political agenda that prevented them recognizing or telling the truth. None of this applies to Mr. Jenning's outstanding book. This tells it like it was; this was a war that we won in spite of many idiots trying to declare otherwise, and in spite of the most inept leadership at the highest levels of our government. It was a war where traitors were rewarded and heroes vilified. I applaud Mr. Jennings' analysis, though perhaps he should steer clear of Viet Nam for a while longer! It is nice to see someone actually write history correctly; now if we could just get this book into our schools and universities...an extremely unlikely scenario!
chop701 More than 1 year ago
What one should learn from this book is the effect propaganda played in the war, at least from the earliest American involvement to the present day. Throughout this book, there are examples of how propaganda was used by newmen to affect the war from the first to hit the streets of Saigon; by politicians and military who denied facts to alter the course of the war to fit their own prejudices; and by leftists and their sympathizing dupes for their concern for the aggressors and their unconcern toward the people of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. (After the 1975 takeover of South Vietnam by the North, these same concerned people washed their hands of the whole thing and ignored the plight of these peoples.) Only one error: p. 151 ... 'rubles and yen' should be 'rubles and yuan'. Also, between pp. 156 abnd 174 - how many false claims of VN service were there twelve or thirteen million?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For far too long, the Vietnam War has been defined by those with an agenda - the Blame America First crowd - seeking to villify or even criminalize our actions in SE Asia. Thankfully, this book sets the record straight about events there. Author Phillip Jennings served our country in Vietnam, has read extensively on the subject & interviewed other vets so he has the on the ground experience as well as the scholarly bonafides to make the case that the limited war theory would not & could not work. Jennings shows the weakness of the Kennedy & Johnson administrations to adequately fight the war as it should be fought - to kill people & break things. Relying instead on intellectuals without military experience (combined with America's first exposure to an enemy whose only objective is winning & doing so in a way that borders on fanatical obsession) the war was never conducted in a way that was winnable. It was only when Nixon took office that the war was fought properly - and, it should be noted, with fewer troops - that success was achieved. Jennings also brings out facts about the anti-war movement & the media that wanted to be part of the story & frame the narrative to attempt to turn the tide of public opinion against the war. In addition, Jennings provides a book list for further objective reading on the subject. There is a master list as well as sidebars with titles like "Books the Viet Cong don't want you to read" Overall, this is a great book and is my most highlighted book I own. If you are looking for aconcise, objective view of the war, this is the book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, honest and factual. As a vet of the 69-70 years I am very glad Mr Jennings published  this work so folks get the REAL  skinny on the history of the war.    My liberal brother will get a copy to read asap. 
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Rostislav More than 1 year ago
I think it's a honest thorough analysis of the American Left's pro-Communist strategy, with a tasty "brainfood" both in the text and in the book's generous bibliography. For me the book became a priceless development for my previous reading on the subject of the Vietnam War, like Ann Coulter's "Treason" or, say, John Stormer's "25 Years Later". As a Russian reader I may add that these treasonous efforts of the Left were not only disarming the free world, but simultaneously arming my Soviet leaders with bold ideas of their great future victories over the weak West. I can't call the hours over "The Guide" a happy reading, but then all its pages were certainly enlightening, informative and never dull. Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.