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A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath

 
 
 
 
A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath
Author: Troung Nhu Tang
ISBN 13: 9780394743097
ISBN 10: 394743091
Edition: 1
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1986-03-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $15.95
 
 

When he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh. Later he fought in the Vietnamese jungle and emerged as one of the major figures in the "fight for liberation" -- and one of the most determined adversaries of the United States. He became the Vietcong's Minister of Justice, but at the end of the war he fled the country in disillusionment and despair. He now lives in exile in Paris, the highest level official to have defected from Vietnam to the West. This is his candid, revealing and unforgettable autobiography.

Publishers Weekly

Tang, a founding member of the Vietcong who now lives in exile in Paris, charges that a national democratic revolution in South Vietnam was made impossible both by North Vietnamese Communist Party ideologues and the U.S. militarization of the conflict at the expense of a political settlement. PW called this political memoir a ``thoughtful and tragic account of the Vietnam War.'' (April)