Friday, November 8, 2013

Review of Everything We Had by Al Santoli

Author:  Al Santoli.
Title:  Everything We Had:  An Oral History of the Vietnam War.
Publisher:  Presidio Press.
Pages:  235.
Copyright:  1981.
Price:  $7.99 (US).

This paperback is a personal history of the Vietnam War told from the perspective of 33 different people.  It covers from the opening days of 1962 to the fall of Saigon in 1975.  I enjoyed some accounts.  Some I found repetitive or boring. 

Being an oral history, you get a bunch of different viewpoints.  There were special forces, medics, marines, nurses, chopper pilots, and Navy personnel.  However, you get a good overview of the whole war.  Mostly recommended.

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