Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
"Phoenix and the Birds of Prey is the definitive work on the Phoenix program to date, and will remain so for a long time."-Periscope * Periscope *
"There are as yet only a few nonfiction works dealing with the Vietnam War that are worth the reader's time. . . . We can happily add Mark Moyar's Phoenix and the Birds of Prey to this short list of 'required reading.'"- John D. Waghelstein, Journal of Political and Military Sociology -- John D. Waghelstein * Journal of Political and Military Sociology *
"[Moyar] succeeds admirably. His work could be a textbook for the do's and don'ts of counterinsurgency warfare."-William Nester, Asian Thought and Society -- William Nester * Asian Thought and Society *
"At last! An intellectually and academically honest overview of the Phoenix Program. Moyar has balanced both the military and social historical perspectives and dealt fairly with all factions-American and Vietnamese, non-Communist and Communist, northern and southern-to give the reader the first full and sensible accounting of the Phoenix."-John M. Del Vecchio, author of The 13th Valley -- John M. Del Vecchio
"A fascinating, readable, long overdue exposition of the war in the shadows behind the big unit war in Vietnam."-Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, author of We Were Soldiers Once..and Young -- Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore
"Mark Moyar's well-researched book will likely become a frequently cited reference. He addresses one of the least understood and least documented aspects of the Vietnam conflict with clarity and objectivity. Unlike the plethora of 'I was there' narratives and the histories that end with Tet of 1968, Moyar's book follows the conflict from beginning to end pointing out how changes in strategy, operations, and tactics impacted upon the campaign against the Viet Cong infrastructure."-Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott, Director, National Security Program -- Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott
"Phoenix and the Birds of Prey elevates Mark Moyar to the ranks of the rare scholars who truly understand the Vietnam War and its warriors."-Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning, author of Inside the LRRPs -- Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning
"Moyar's examination and assessments of the struggle against the Communist shadow government in South Vietnam are fresh and, in my view, right on the mark. His book warrants serious consideration by all scholars of the Vietnam War, as well as those who would apply the 'lessons' of that war to future American involvements."-Prof. James R. Reckner, Director Study of Vietnam Conference, Texas Tech University -- Prof. James R. Reckner
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