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Tilting at Mekong Windmills is the true story offour participants in the Vietnam tragedy: JohnPaul Vann, a very senior American civilian; Philip(Ted) Serong, an Australian Army brigadier whobecame a CIA agent; and two Vietnamesesiblings on opposite sides of the struggle. Allmade significant contributions to the war effort butmet undeserved fates. For the author, this is a workof admiration for Vann and Serong. Heroes, whoperformed extraordinary service for the Americanside, both made strategic recommendations thatmight have led to a more favorable outcome.The other characters reflect the irony of the times.All were tilting at windmills.

Tilting at Mekong Windmills is the true story offour participants in the Vietnam tragedy: JohnPaul Vann, a very senior American civilian; Philip(Ted) Serong, an Australian Army brigadier whobecame a CIA agent; and two Vietnamesesiblings on opposite sides of the struggle. Allmade significant contributions to the war effort butmet undeserved fates. For the author, this is a workof admiration for Vann and Serong. Heroes, whoperformed extraordinary service for the Americanside, both made strategic recommendations thatmight have led to a more favorable outcome.The other characters reflect the irony of the times.All were tilting at windmills.


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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Xlibris US
  • ISBN-10: 1465360379
  • ISBN-13: 9781465360373

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