I read this book looking for details regarding one of the most controversial conflicts in history. I was not disappointed the book do offer a lot of information about the conflict and the events leading up to a full scale war. It tries to do justice by two sides which sometimes feels a bit forced. However the fact that the authors made an effort to include the north Vietnamese side makes the book more plausible.

This is a book about America’s Vietnam, which can be an issue especially if you are looking for one collected book covering the war in all its nuances.

The narrative is logical and you do get a good sense of time which I think is extremly important in this kind of historical literature.

Overall I think this was a good introduction to the American war in Vietnam and what effect it had on both the US and Vietnamese politics.