Strange Ground: An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975 by Harry Maurer, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Strange Ground: An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975

Strange Ground: An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975

by Harry Maurer
     
 

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From a covert 1945 OSS mission to enlist the aid of Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon in 1975, this book gathers the narratives of over sixty U.S. citizens—medics, diplomats, clerks, housewives, spies, grunts, and generals—who lived, worked, and fought in Southeast Asia during America's thirty-year involvement in

Overview

From a covert 1945 OSS mission to enlist the aid of Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon in 1975, this book gathers the narratives of over sixty U.S. citizens—medics, diplomats, clerks, housewives, spies, grunts, and generals—who lived, worked, and fought in Southeast Asia during America's thirty-year involvement in Vietnam. The result is a work of visceral immediacy and tragic sweep.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306808395
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Journalist Harry Maurer is the author of Not Working: An Oral History of the Unemployed, Webs of Power: International Cartels and the World Economy, and Sex: An Oral History. He lives in New York City.

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