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Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia

Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia

By Arnold R. Isaacs

Johns Hopkins, 1983, 559 pp.

This vivid account of events from the negotiating of the Paris agreement of January 1973 ("peace with honor") to the Communist victory in Vietnam in 1975 is indispensable for an understanding of the last phase of the Vietnam war. The author was a war correspondent in Indochina during those years and his firsthand descriptions of the impact of war on the Vietnamese people have seldom been equaled. He has supplemented personal observation with extensive research to produce a superb book, a well-documented indictment of the Washington, Saigon, and Hanoi regimes in this bloody debacle.