Slowly and slowly - the truth about the Vietnam War is breaking our from the smears, lies, and agendas that the Left pushed for so long.
It came up in the towards the end of last Sunday's Midrats with James S. Robbins, author of Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point, while discussing his review of Phillip Jenning's new book on the Vietnam War, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War. Here is a bit from his review;
America won the Vietnam War. You hadn't heard? Then check out "The Politi- cally Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War," Phillip Jennings' new entry in the popular Regnery series. Mr. Jennings wrote the book with a specific purpose: "To settle scores with the pernicious mythmakers of the Vietnam War." These include journalists, politicians and academics, who both created the myths of Vietnam and profited from them. For this group, Mr. Jennings has three words: "Shame on you."To round it off - Jim let us know that this fall will see him put out another book - this one on the Tet Offensive; This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive. You can pre-order it.
This book offers common-sense, factually-based rejoinders to the mythmakers who continue to misrepresent the causes and course of the Vietnam War. It is ready ammunition for anyone faced with defeatist arguments comparing Vietnam to Afghanistan, Iraq or any other conflict. The book is also a public service. Former South Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Bui Diem said, "History is written by the victors, but over time the truth comes out." This book is part of that continuing process of discovery. There is much yet to be learned - and unlearned - about America's just and heroic involvement in the Vietnam War.
Good. Very good.
So, to add to A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam, Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War - you can add the next book by James S. Robbins; This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive. Truth. What a concept.
UPDATE: Based on reader input - a second page of book recommendations have been added.