The Fall of Saigon e-book
by David Butler
The author weaves a complete narrative by combining first hand American and Vietnamese views.
The author weaves a complete narrative by combining first hand American and Vietnamese views. Moreover, having been on the ground in Saigon during that last days of the American war in Vietnam Butler provides credible information. Butler's work is comprehensive and objective. He also manages to integrate many tid-bits of information to demonstrate the plight of the everyday pedestrian
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David Butler, a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, since 1951, has been associated with the Nuffield Election Studies since 1945. Bibliographic information.
A noted journalist draws on his firsthand impressions and experiences to interweave the lives of thirty men and women, both American and Vietnamese, who became caught up in the climactic fall of Saigon in April 1975. An excellent book about the end of the Vietnam War. By Thriftbooks. com User, December 11, 2005. I've read several books about the fall of Vietnam in 1975 and the evacuation of the Americans and Vietnamese from the doomed country. Decent Interval" by Frank Snepp is excellent.
The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
What David Butler's The Fall of Saigon conveys best of all is the sense of surprise, shock and panic among the Americans in South Vietnam as the Thieu regime collapsed around them. Many found it hard to believe "the party was over. The sudden and catastrophic transition of South Vietnam from an army with a country to a country without an army has been told before, and better, by Frank Snepp in A Decent Interval and Arnold R. Isaacs in Without Honor. Indeed, you could say Butler plays Walter Lord to Isaacs' Thucydides
1/ I am the author of Butler, David; The Fall of Saigon, Scenes from the Sudden End of a Long War; Simon & Schuster, 1985
1/ I am the author of Butler, David; The Fall of Saigon, Scenes from the Sudden End of a Long War; Simon & Schuster, 1985. Two additional points: 1. Frank Snepp, the CIA Analyst/Officer in Saigon (and his book) have been proven extensively to contain many factual errors and outright fabrications. Snepp had personal axes to grind with many at the Saigon Mission, and Snepp is known as a callous and self-involved promoter of all things Snepp.
Dartmouth College class of 1963 Author of The Fall of Saigon. Have short synopsis of Vietnam War gay novel. Info at ww. allsaigon.