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Village at War
An Account of Conflict in Vietnam
With a Special Foreword by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
First published in 1980, this is a classic account of decades of warfare in Vietnam, seen through the eyes of the people in a large central Vietnamese village. This expanded and updated Third Edition also includes forewords to previous editions by Cornell Professor George McT. Kahin and U.S. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy.
This is the real-life drama of a Vietnamese village as related by the villagers themselves to the young American who came to live nearby and stayed almost until the collapse of the Saigon government in 1975. We hear from a wide range of Vietnamese, and we gain an understanding of the trauma, confusion, and cruelty of war.
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“A different kind of story about Vietnam emerges in Village at War.” – The New York Times
“…a haunting and absorbing saga.” – The Asia Mail
"Village at War is a superb and unique contribution to the literature on the Vietnam conflict….It is truly an example of scholarship that makes history and politics come alive.” – William A. Joseph, Wellesley College
“I’m a big admirer of Village at War.” – Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University
“Thank you very much…for your important book Village at War.” – King Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia [OK to drop “very much” if needed to get all on one line]