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Vietnam s Heroes

Vietnam's Heroes Karunakar Gupta Vietnam's Will to Live: Resistance to Foreign Aggression from Early Times through the Nineteenth Century by Helen B Lamb; Monthly Review Press, New York : London. (Distributed in India by Oxford University Press.) THIS book claims to be a comprehensive history of Vietnam. There are few books in the English language on the history of Vietnam as such. In 1958, another American scholar, Joseph But- tinger, wrote the first book in English, 'The Smaller Dragon'', which could bo called a history of Vietnam. During the , last sixty years or so, several excellent histories of Burma, Thailand and other South-East Asian countries have been written. But a reader in English language will find only the most cursory treatment of the history of Vietnam in the few histories of South-East Asia, or brief surveys in the introductory chapters of a number of books on French Indo-China and Asia as a whole.

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