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ISBN:9780008133016

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'His masterpiece' Antony Beevor, Spectator'A masterful performance' Sunday Times'By far the best book on the Vietnam War' Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the Year

Format
Paperback
Published
02/05/2019
ISBN
9780008133016
Publisher
WILLIAM COLLINS
Weight
580kg

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'Masterpiece . manages with great skill to combine the accumulation of strategic and political disaster with the real experience of those fighting on the ground' Antony Beevor, Spectator 'Will surely set the benchmark for years to come. This may be his best. Exhaustively researched and superbly written, it is both a balanced account of how and why the war unfolded as it did, and a gripping narrative on what it was like to take part.History as it should be: objective, immersive and compelling' Daily Telegraph, 5* 'Magnificent. One by one, the sacred canons of right and left are obliterated. The war is laid bare, with all its uncomfortable truths exposed' The Times 'Powerful and chilling. Hastings is masterful at describing the conditions faced by young American soldiers. [he] is second to none in his ability to describe military strategy with a clarity that makes things entirely understandable to the layman' Mail on Sunday, 5* 'An altogether magnificent historical narrative' Tim O'Brien 'A masterpiece' Frank Scotton 'Magnificent, his best work . full of extraordinary and compelling detail and thoroughly informed by his own personal experience of so much of the war. It's written in unputdownable style, with a dispassionate, liberal-minded understanding of the detail of the war, which draws on testimony from every side and doesn't favour anyone. I've never read a better history of the wars in Vietnam, and it's hard to see how anyone will be able to improve on this' John Simpson 'Neophytes and experts alike will find Hastings's book stimulating, informative - and above all, riveting' New Statesman 'This fabulous work offers up a gut-wrenching glimpse of the reality of war' The Sun, 5* 'Impressive. A fast-paced, poignant and eye-opening read' Literary Review 'A work of considerable quality, marked by a possibly unique combination of military expertise, historical grasp and journalistic skill' Observer

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