In this shocking exposé on the betrayal of South Vietnam, premier historian Larry Berman uses never-before-seen North Vietnamese documents to create a sweeping indictment against President Nixon and Henry Kissinger.
On April 30, 1975, when U.S. helicopters pulled the last soldiers out of Saigon, the question lingered: Had American and Vietnamese lives been lost in vain? When the city fell shortly thereafter, the answer was clearly yes. The Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam—signed by Henry Kissinger in 1973, and hailed as "peace with honor" by President Nixon—was a travesty.
In No Peace, No Honor, Larry Berman reveals the long-hidden truth in secret documents concerning U.S. negotiations that Kissinger had sealed—negotiations that led to his sharing the Nobel Peace Prize. Based on newly declassified information and a complete North Vietnamese transcription of the talks, Berman offers the real story for the first time, proving that there is only one word for Nixon and Kissinger's actions toward the United States' former ally, and the tens of thousands of soldiers who fought and died: betrayal.
Larry Berman, professor and director of the University of California Washington Center, has numerous books, including Planning a Tragedy and Lyndon Johnson's War, and has appeared in several major television documentaries on the war. He lives in Davis, California, and Washington, D.C.
Seymour M. Hersh author of My Lai 4 This is a study of betrayal -- betrayal of a miltary ally, of a negotiating partner, of the truth....It's a story that needed to be told.
Mark Clodfelter National Defense University The most complete analysis of the Nixon era of the Vietnam War yet written...A must-read for anyone who wants to understand what really occurred during America's conduct of the Vietnam War.
Jack F. Matlock, Jr. The New York Times Book Review In the endless flow of assessments, reassessments, and re-reassessments of the war in Vietnam, a study occasionally appears that goes beyond a rehash of the polemics that have marked that tragic experience. Larry Berman's No Peace, No Honor belongs in that select category.
Mackubin Thomas Owens The Washington Times An excellent account of the diplomacy of the major players in the Vietnam War, as well as the Soviet Union and China.