• by Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dan Lyons resigned as Dean at Gonzaga University to become the free world's leading advocate of winning the war in Vietnam, visiting there 17 times from 1963 to 1975. His 500 daily radio and TV broadcasts, plus his nationwide weekly columns and debates on college campuses, reached millions every week for 12 years. In this book he presents a brilliant exposé of why we lost the war, and why and how we should have won. Lyons debated Daniel Ellsberg and Jane Fonda, went fact-finding with Ross Perot, was consulted by Richard Nixon, and numbered among his friends leaders such as Chiang Kai-Shek. General Westmoreland once called him "the biggest hawk in the United States," while Newsweek fumed that Lyons was a "sulphurous advocate of rightist views." No one is more adept at putting Vietnam in perspective.


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A Very Good Read

If you?re a history buff and want something less pedestrian than usual, this is for you. It presents the ?other? side of the picture for the Vietnam War. A side not often let speak in our anti American politically correct world. And please, I don?t want to sound like Ronald Reagan here, but as a previously serving British Officer (never having served in any such horrific engagement), and a student of military history this recording offers a very different and well researched view point than the accepted one by people that were there.

Although the micro management of the conflict was reprehensible, and behaviour on both sides quite disgraceful, the recording is not an apology for the event, but more a clarification of the evidential truth that ?popular? history can so often misplace when written close to the pain of the time.
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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.