Unheralded Victory: Who Won the Vietnam War? - Mark W. WoodruffLondon: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “Unheralded Victory is a revisionist history of the Vietnam war based on personal experience and exhaustive study of what actually happened, as opposed to what was reported. Contrary to what might be expected, it charts the defeat of the Viet Cong. It investigates why the popular image of the war then, as now, is that propagated by Hanoi’s propaganda machine, and why US propaganda was so clumsy. Many myths are debunked: drug use among US forces, ‘fragging’; American morale: the author’s account squares with the recollections of actual veterans. He also exposes a number of ‘eyewitnesses’, some active in the veterans’ organizations who were never in Vietnam and whose false testimony has contributed to enduring myth of the ‘crazed Vietnam veteran’ as portrayed in cinema and TV. An original military history, Unheralded Victory echoes some themes revisited in NATO’s war on Serbia: how what gets reported can be more important than the events on the ground — especially if the frontline is a very dangerous place for film crew.”