MICHAEL H. HUNT is Everett H. Emerson Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His ten books include The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance (UNC Press).
An excellent source for anyone seeking to learn about this conflict
at a very personal level. If the Vietnam War ever needed a
portrait, i.e., a human face, Hunt paints it. --On Point
The book is highly recommended not only for historians and students but for anyone who wants to understand the Vietnam War and its aftermath.--Journal of America's Military Past
An excellent selection of primary sources.--The VVA Veteran
Hunt has put together a first-rate collection of documents. His editorial comments are most helpful and illustrate his broad knowledge of the war in Vietnam. He succeeds in his goal of illustrating the various perspectives of the conflict. . . . Will be a real eye-opener for anyone interested in learning how the Americans and Vietnamese went to war with one another, the nature and impact of the fighting, and the long-term consequences of the conflict on both sides.--HistoryNet.com
Provides insightful overviews of the themes and issues. . . . Hunt's editorial comments are most helpful and illustrate his broad knowledge of the war. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice