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Vietnam: The Secret War - Kevin M. Generous

Hamlyn, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper edgeworn with a 1" closed tear at head of spine, chafed at bottom corner of upper panel, spotted & tanned on the reverse. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “AIthough the Vietnam War was one of the most reported in history, much of the long-running conflict was fought under cover and in remote areas far from the media searchlight. In the war’s early days, when the colonial French were struggling to maintain their sovereignty against the Vietminh, terrorist attacks became commonplace; the French Deuxieme Bureau retaliated with brutal interrogation methods and increasingly repressive policies. CIA operations on this volatile Cold-War front began soon after World War II and expanded steadily for decades. After the 1954 withdrawal of the French, Vietnam was polarized by its division into a communist North and a ‘non-communist’ South, ruled by a series of despots whose tenuous grasp on power was maintained only by massive US assistance, first financial, then military as well. It was, indeed, a covert war, some of whose operations are only now coming to light.”
Size: 12" x 9¼
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 0861242432