Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reading list for revolutionaries

The Best Defense has an interesting list
How We Won the War by General Vo Nguyen Giap: North Vietnam's top military strategist describes how victory from occupying forces was won, from the founding of the Army in 1944 to the departure of the U.S. in 1975.
Street Without Joy by Bernard Fall: The 1961 classic about the hubris and blunders of French forces in Vietnam, leading to the fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. An epic book in many dimensions, the most important of which may be its omission from the readings of American military leaders during the 1960's and 1970's, facilitating a repeat of history.

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