Book On Vietnam

by Mackubin Thomas Owens

Re Peter’s query on The Corner about a good book on Vietnam: I recommend “A Better War” by Lewis Sorley. It confirms my own belief that we were getting the upper hand by 1969. I have a bumper sticker that says, “I don’t know what happened. When I left, we were winning.” I also like Peter Braestrup’s “Big Story” on the media in Vietnam. And don’t miss Hal Moore’s “We Were Soldiers Once…and Young” on the Ia Drang battles of Nov. 1965, the first big fight between the US Army and the PAVN. Several years ago, I did a review essay of Vietnam books for Joint Forces Quarterly. This is available online for those who might be interested.