The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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... United s in January 1973, under the Nixon Administration, signed the Paris Peace Accords, officially ending America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict. A messy war, ideologically, politically and militarily, its presentation in the media and the reaction from the public radically altered the way in which citizens perceive war. As the first televised war, the first-hand account of the bloodshed, the botched strategies of war-room generals and the suffering of young boys in a part of the world they did not understand made Vietnam a crucible of analysis for understanding how not to conduct a war. In the years and decades that followed countless interpretations, military, political, social and...