Title: Grasshoppers and Elephants: Why Vietnam Fell
Publisher: Urizen Books Inc.,N.Y., NewYork, NY.
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
**Collectible and rare ** Inscribed by author on Title Page; "To Jean & Budge, with warmest regards, ( Signed) Wilfred Burchett (dated) 22-10-1977. This paperback from 1977 is in V. Good + condition with clean wrapperss, still shiny, and with minor edge wear and vague soiling in a couple of small spots, one corner shows some wear,and a little at the head of binding. The Viet Cong Account of the Last 55 Days of the War, The details of the incredible 55 day period in which the provincial capitals fell without a battle are well known, but Burchett is the first to offer a coherent and convincing account (based on interviews with divisional and unit commanders and participants in the "People's Uprising" that will alleviate the puzzlement, of strategists and lay readers alike, as to how this feat was accomplished. . A fresh and clear-eyed view of an unprecedented military situation, an important part of the explanation, if not the explanation, for the final debacle in Vietnam." -- from back wrapper. Wilfred Burchett is a well-known Australian journalist who has been in close and sympathetic contact with North Vietnam and its leaders for a quarter of a century. Despite his political stance, even Henry Kissinger asked him to serve as a go-between for the U.S. and Hanoi. Bookseller Inventory # 000975
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