Fifteen renowned authors from widely varied backgrounds examine the Vietnam War, providing a fresh insight into this controversial conflict, even for those who have 'read it all before'. First-hand accounts, maps and contemporary photographs, analysis from the soldiers involved and new perspectives from combatants on both sides provide an incisive investigation into a fascinating and terrible war.
Andrew Wiest is Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he co-directs the Vietnam Studies Program and the university's Center for the Study of War and Society. He also has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy at the United States Airforce Air War College. He is the author of many books including: Haig: The Evolution of a Commander (Potomac, 2005); The Vietnam War, 1956-1975 (Osprey, 2002); War in the Age of Technology (edited with Geoffrey Jensen, NYU Press, 2001); and Passchendaele and the Royal Navy (Greenwood, 1995). The author lives in Hattiesburg, MS.