Author(s): Andrew Wiest
Fifteen renowned authors from widely varied backgrounds examine the Vietnam War, providing a fresh insight into this controversial conflict, even for those who have 'read it all before'. First-hand accounts, maps and contemporary photographs, analysis from the soldiers involved and new perspectives from combatants on both sides provide an incisive investigation into a fascinating and terrible war."This is a superb and compelling reexamination of the major historical, political, and ethical issues that continue to smoulder many decades after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, I highly recommend Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land. It is among the best books of its kind that I've encountered over the last dozen years." Tom O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried
*Starred* review in "Library Journal"-
"Wiest has collected 15 uniformly excellent new essays by highly regarded scholars, veterans, and victims from differing military, political, and academic perspectives to present the war in a global context... This accessible, multilayered overview will appeal to general readers and to specialists who want a good supplementary text for Vietnam War-era courses.
Strongly recommended for academic and public libraries."