REV: Peninovic on _Allies in Air Power_, ed. Paget, University Press of Kentucky (2020)

Reviewed for H-Nationalism by Eric Perinovic, Temple University

Paget, Steven, ed.. Allies in Air Power: A History of Multinational Air Operations. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2020. 314 pp. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-8032-8.

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Re: Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

I would be more in agreement with the findings mentioned in the email[list post forwarded] that the draftee revolts over Vietnam were confined to the pre-Nixon era, since Nixon's election was largely won on basis of ending Vietnam- American war participation; this was his "Peace with Honor" plan and declaration as campaign and slogan.

Re: Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

Thanks to the H-Net readers (above) for sharing their experiences and their thoughtful observations on Bernard Fall. To Dr. Moise's point about the Hoa Hao: Fall wrote an insightful article on the Hoa Hao and Cao Dai for Pacific Affairs that was published in April 1955 (The Political Religious Sects of Vietnam). It is an article I dig into at length in Number One Realist. Fall was able to meet and interview Pham Cong Tac, the Cao Dai Ho Phap (Pope) for the article.

Re: Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

When I was a destroyer squadron medical officer in the South China Sea in 1970, the CO of one of our ships handed me a copy of Fall’s “Hell in a Very Small Place”; his attitude toward our involvement in the war was very clear: he thought it ill-advised and futile. I don’t know if he telegraphed this view to his crew, who revered him. Yet he ran a very tight ship which won all sorts of awards. The conundrum with which he lived moves me to this day.

Re: Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

Fall was a great combat reporter and a fine writer. Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place make for gripping reading. I heard him speak at my college, back in 1966, and had the pleasure of meeting his widow several years ago.

Re: Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

I have read Bernard Fall's work published in the "Reporter" magazine at the time of Vietnam, His analysis and conclusions struck me as the most cogent and perceptive as to the meaning of Vietnam War and its needs, in terms of solutions for the West.

Book Announcement: Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

Dear H-Net Readers,

My book, Number One Realist - Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare (Oxford University Press) is now officially published in the United States and Canada.  The book is available through Hurst and Co. in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.  

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