Hell in An Loc by Lam Quang Thi | Books in Review

Former ARVN Gen. Lam Quang Thi presented a detailed history and assessment of the pivotal Battle of An Loc during the NVA 1972 Easter Offensive in Hell in An Loc: The 1972 Easter Invasion and the Battle That Saved South Vietnam,   which was published in 2009. That book is now available in paperback (University of North Texas, 320 pp., $22.95).

The book, Gen. Thi says, “is written primarily to tell the South Vietnamese side of the story, and, more importantly, to render justice to the little South Vietnamese soldier who withstood ninety-four days of horror and prevailed.” The general also believes that the ARVN victory, backed by U.S. airpower, never was properly reported to the American public, and that the American news media “was biased–if not outright hostile–to the Viet Nam War.”

—Marc Leepson

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