In This Review

Many Reasons Why: The American Involvement in Vietnam
Many Reasons Why: The American Involvement in Vietnam
By Michael Charlton and Anthony Moncrieff
Hill and Wang, 1978, 250 pp

Expanded transcripts of interviews with 49 policymakers and close observers of the Vietnam conflict from 1945 to 1975, an outgrowth of 11 BBC programs broadcast in 1977. The majority of the speakers are American (Rusk, Lansdale, Westmoreland, etc.); some are French, Vietnamese, and British. An interesting and useful oral history.