And it was good that they started the whole dam thing with the French. But they really needed to go back to the beginning of the unification of Vietnam and how the three regions became one.
I recommend you read three books on Vietnam:
Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald
The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
Dispatches by Michael Herr
Why This Picture?
When I got back from the Vietnam War in June of 1969 I searched out books that would tell what I missed here in the States. Two books did it for me:
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Miami and the Siege of Chicago by Norman Mailer
Miami and the Siege of Chicago told me just about everything I need to know.
The reason I knew nothing of the battle of Chicago was over seas the only English print news was the Stars and Strips and they never printed anti-war shit. And for radio it was strictly military broadcasts. Remember the movie HELLO VIETNAM?
Where was I? The picture. Read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and you will get the answer. Or do a google search. The bus in this post instantly reminded me of past mis-deeds.
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