The Hidden History of the Vietnam War by John Prados

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This careful examination of key strategies, events, and personalities in the conflict sheds fresh light on the high points of the Vietnam experience and punctures the enduring mythologies of the war. A model of lucid writing and fair judgement. —Thomas Powers
 

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John Prados is a senior research fellow at the National Security Archive. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Ivan R. Dee. 347 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Prados (The Presidents' Secret Wars) offers a rare fresh look at the war in Southeast Asia. Instead of trying to cover it chronologically from start to finish, he has illuminated the ``high'' points a

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About the infamous U.S./government of South Vietnam Phoenix Program, which targeted the Viet Cong leadership but often rounded up and indiscriminately killed ordinary Vietnamese citizens, he writes, ``The antiwar protestors were right that Phoenix constituted a massive civil rights violation on a...

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