Li, Xiaobing, 1954-

Voices from the Vietnam War : stories from American, Asian, and Russian veterans / Xiaobing Li. - Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010. - 1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages) : illustrations, maps - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Maps; List of Photographs; Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Long War; Part One -- A Country Divided; 1. A Buddhist Soldier Defends a Catholic Government; 2. Surviving the Bloody Jungle; 3. Electronic Reconnaissance vs. Guerrillas; 4. Communist Regulars from the North; 5. People's War against Americans; 6. No Final Victory, No Family Life; Part Two -- Hanoi's Comrades; 7. Russian Missile Officers in Vietnam; 8. The Dragon's Tale: Chinese Troops in the Jungle.

The Vietnam War's influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war's effects on individual lives and communities, is a largely neglected issue. As a consequence of cultural and legal barriers, the oral histories of the Vietnam War currently available in English are predictably one-sided, providing limited insight into the inner workings of the Communist nations that participated in the war. Furthermore, many of these accounts focus on combat experiences rather than.

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