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one that talks about the horror and drugs and hippie protestors and makes the whole thing look really glamorous.
by David Maraniss
Focuses on a crucial two-day battle in Vietnam that was also marked by an ill-fated protest by University of Wisconsin students at the Dow Chemical Company, in an hour-by-hour narrative.
Very well written.
it makes it look horrible and shit - both the war and the battle between protesters and the beatings the police delivered to them
is absolutely stunning.
My ex Brigadier and military historian father agrees!
I'm getting flashbacks to my dissertation........
'Same Enemy, Different War: Explain British victory and American defeat in the wars against communist insurgency in South-East Asia'.
I've got a copy on my shelf but I haven't got round to it yet, is it worth bumping up the to read list?
You'll read it in record time, Michael Herr is phenomenal. It's an old adage, but he really makes you feel as if you're 'there'.