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    • Vietnam

    • A History
    • By: Stanley Karnow
    • Narrated by: Edward Holland
    • Length: 27 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    In this comprehensive history, Stanley Karnow demystifies the tragic ordeal of America's war in Vietnam. The book's central theme is that America's leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. Karnow elucidates the decision-making process in Washington and Asia and recounts the political and military events that occurred after the Americans arrived in Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As stunning as it was engaging

    • By David Ewing on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Paris in the Fifties

    • By: Stanley Karnow
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In June 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America’s finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed for ten years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him “le plus parisien des Américains”—the most Parisian American.

    Regular price: $19.95