The General Who Defeated America in VietnamBook - 2013
An in-depth analysis of the strategy and tactics of the visionary Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap explains how he effectively countered French colonials and U.S. forces throughout two of his country's most difficult conflicts by tapping the strength of his society's social fabric. By the author of American Spartans.
General Vo Nguyen Giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his country's most difficult conflicts—the first against Vietnam's colonial masters, the French, and the second against the most powerful nation on earth, the United States. After long and bloody conflicts, he defeated both Western powers and their Vietnamese allies, forever changing modern warfare. In Giap, military historian James A. Warren dives deep into the conflict to bring to life a revolutionary general and reveal the groundbreaking strategies that defeated world powers against incredible odds. Synthesizing ideas and tactics from an extraordinary range of sources, Giap was one of the first to realize that war is more than a series of battles between two armies and that victory can be won through the strength of a society's social fabric. As America's wars in the Middle East rage on, this is an important and timely look at a man who was a master at defeating his enemies even as they thought they were winning.
An in-depth look at the strategy and tactics of the visionary commander who beat the United States in the Vietnam War
An analysis of the strategy and tactics of the Vietnamese general explains how he effectively countered French colonials and U.S. forces throughout two difficult conflicts by tapping the strength of his society's social fabric.
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While it was true that the Americans had won all the major battles, it was also irrelevant.
World War II dealt a fatal blow to colonialism by awakening passionate nationalism yearning among the colonized peoples of Asia and Africa.
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