In this outstanding resource for undergraduates and others seeking the perspective of Vietnamese villagers in the 1960s, Hunt provides countless direct citations from RAND Corporation interviews with Vietnamese who fought the US in the Mekong Delta. The author showcases the remarkable richness of the interviews and organizes the material thematically to help readers understand the texture of village life during the war: the tension between traditions and new opportunities, the war's impact on women, and the shift from relative optimism to unmitigated dread as the war escalated in 1965. . . .Highly recommended.
Journal of Contemporary Asia
Hunt has written the best book on Vietnam's southern revolution.