Little Brown and Company, 1985. First edition. First editon [stated]. Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. 495 p. Illustrations. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index. Surveying the tragically ill-fated role of the U.S. in Vietnam from the 1940s on, the author's book conveys insights into the personalities of the Cold Warriors and New Frontiersmen who planned and executed our opening moves there, and bears witness to the might-have-beens of history. The work also portrays the military side of the war on the battlefield and in the operations rooms as no general history had done before. Condition: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Cover has some wear and soiling. Long inscription on half-title signed by Boettcher.
Keywords: Boa Dai, McGeorge Bundy, Indochina, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Minh, Viet Cong, Military Assistance Command, MACV, Khe Sanh, Robert McNamara, Ngo Dinh Diem, Censorship, Dean Rusk, Maxwell Taylor, William Westmoreland