This is a book that looks at a testing time in the history South-East Asia. Set in the sixties it tells how a gentle Buddhist society was manipulated by right wing tyrants so they could gain maximum power and wealth. The Vietnamese were naive to believe that a democratic utopia based on buddhist philosophy could be created and sustained on the world stage.
The involvment of the United States and its representatives are seen in a light not displayed before in public. Those readers who look on this book with an open mind will be rewarded with an insight into a misunderstood time.
The review of this Book prepared by Warren Thurston
A battle royal of ideals and philosophies pitting pro-democracy Vietnamese against the American sponsored regime' in Saigon. The book is a gritty look into the real history of the period, a look into American CIA and Johnson Administration dirty tricks used to undermine the Vietnamese people's rights to self-determination.
The review of this Book prepared by Bob Swartzel