V.G. Kiernan, 3 December 1981
Show More Vietnam: The Revolutionary Path by Thomas Hodgkin.
Macmillan, 433 pp., £25, July 1981, 0 333 28110 1Show More
Death in the Ricefields: Thirty Years of War in Indochina by Peter Scholl-Latour, translated by Faye Carney.
Orbis, 383 pp., £6.95, September 1981, 0 85613 342 6Show More
Hollywood’s Vietnam by Gilbert Adair.
Proteus, 192 pp., £7.95, August 1981, 0 906071 86 0Show More
“... It was a happy inspiration for a writer who has spent many years studying Africa to transport himself to the other end of the world and look at the evolution of a totally different society, though one equally in the end herded by Western guns into a new era. Hodgkin brings to his task a mind trained by long observation of pre-modern communities, and sensitive to the divergences and novelties pointing towards a dénouement far removed from anything to be found in Africa, south of Algeria at any rate ...”