The book was the result of a visit by currey to viet nam where he met gen giap at his home in 1997. This collection includes the major writings of general giap, who, on the evidence of his record as well as his theoretical work, has long been recognized as one of the military geniuses of modern times, and, along with mao tsetung, the greatest modern practitioner and theorist of the art of peoples warfare. In commemoration of vo nguyen giap we reprint that interview. Vo nguyen giap is the vietnamese general who planned the ho chi minh trail and defeated the french at dien bien phu. This is the first bilingual book to be introduced in the rok. Instead, giap takes the opportunity simply to reinforce the stated political positions of the vietnamese communist movement in book form in a way thats not particular original or wellwritten. While i found a few nuggets, there was a lot of dross to plow. In his early years of schooling, he fulfilled the hopes of his. Van tien dung mar 28th 2002 ap an american historian, eugene grayson, who served in vietnam as a colonel, reckoned that van tien dung was one of the grea. The viet minh forces liberated considerable portions of northern vietnam, and after the japanese surrender to. In a rare interview, he recalls his part in defying the might of. General vo nguyen giap, who has died aged 102, was a selftaught. Vo nguyen giap august 25, 1911october 4, 20 was a vietnamese general who led the viet minh during the first indochina war. Vo nguyen giap, the vietnamese general who planned the ho chi minh trail and defeated the french at dien bien phu, turns 95 today.
Vo nguyen giap is considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. Vo nguyen giap is considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th. Vo nguyen giap, member of the political bureau of the central committee of the viet nam workers party, vicepremier and minister for national defence of the democratic republic of viet nam, commanderinchief of the viet nam peoples army. How would you compare van tien dung with vo nguyen giap in. Photo courtesy of hanois museum of dien bien phu victory. Giap was the deputy prime minister of vietnam from 1955 to 1991. Collected via email, october 2004 something all of you should think about is what general vo nguyen giap, the commander in chief of the north vietnamese army had to say about john kerry in his. The partys military line by giap, vo nguyen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. I purchased general giaps book trying to understand his military theory and outlook on leadership. The general repeats his words, phrases even sentences over and over.
Ebook general giap politician and strategist as pdf. Counterpunch 100 best nonfiction books in translation of the 20th century. General vo nguyen giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his countrys most difficult conflicts. The general who defeated america in vietnam by james a. Books by vo nguyen giap author of peoples war peoples army. For those unaware of general giap s background he was selftaught, studied eg. General vo nguyen giap, commander of the north vietnamese army, wrote in his memoirs that his army was on the brink of collapse, but the u. You mean the kind of thing that begins, vo nguyen giap was born on august 25, 1911, in quang binh province, then under french imperialist rule, into a family of farmers. He first grew to prominence during world war ii, where he served as the military leader of the viet minh resistance against the japanese occupation. If youre interested in really finding out how general giap masterminded the military victory in vietnam, this book isnt going to answer the question. The book, translated into vietnamese by nguyen van su, was released in august to celebrate the 103rd birthday of general vo nguyen giap. Vo nguyen giap 191120 was the architect of the vietnamese victory in the second indochina war called in the united states the vietnam war, which took place from 1960 to 1975. Click download or read online button to get general vo nguyen giap book now.
The viet minh forces liberated considerable portions of northern vietnam, and after the japanese surrender to the allies, viet minh units seized control. The book includes writings from the 1940s to the end of the 1960s and is presented. The genius of vietnams general vo nguyen giap warriors the warriors by cecil b. The book, entitled dai tuong vo nguyen giap trong long dan general vo nguyen giap in peoples heart, is a work of photographer and journalist tran tuan. The genius of vietnams general vo nguyen giap warriors by cecil b.
There, in 1926, the future general read a book that would change his life and. General vo nguyen giap s hardest decision dien bien phu, january 1954 by vo nguyen giap, hoang minh phuong, phn huy le, lady borton, le do huy paperback, 115 pages, published 2014 by the gioi publishers isbn. General vo nguyen giaps immortal sayings tuoi tre news. Vo nguyne giap was a general for the peoples army of vietnam and was in a leadership position in the tet offensive, the easter offensive, and the ho chi minh campaign. How we won the war general vo nguyen giap, van dien dung.
General vo nguyen giap project gutenberg selfpublishing. Vietnam war a memoir bio of general vo nguyen giap. General vo nguyen giap 2nd, r and other commanding officers discuss dien bien phu plans in 1954. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. Vo nguyen giap 191120 commanded the military forces that freed. Vo nguyen giap, the relentless and charismatic north vietnamese general whose campaigns drove both france and the united states out of vietnam, died on friday in hanoi.
The speeches and essays that comprise this key document provide not only the tactical doctrine for effective insurgency operations, but also the political guidelines for enlisting the people in the insurgents side. During his lifetime and military career, general vo nguyen giap, who is universally considered one of the great men of history and whose death has triggered overwhelming grief and mourning all over the country in the past few days, leaves behind a number of immortal utterances. Peoples war peoples army marxists internet archive. Behind its jargon, this little book by the winning team in vietnam gives some beginning clues. After long and bloody conflicts, he defeated both western powers and their.
Vo nguyen giap was a general in the vietnam peoples army and a politician. Basically, all the book contains is a few commonsense points eg. Vo nguyen giap, southeast asias most successful communist general, minister of defense and commander in chief of north vietnams army, shares with premier khrushchev a conviction that the future holds many just wars of national liberation. Giap s career to 1964 vo nguyen giap was born in quang binh province, central annam, in 1912. General vo nguyen giap download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Book sheds new light on viet nams military mastermind sunday. Click download or read online button to get general vo nguyen giap in my heart book now. General vo nguyen giap was born in a teachers family on the bank of kien giang river in le thuy district, quang binh province in central vietnam. Vo nguyen giap, the vietnamese military commander who. The disparity between general giap and the othersthe lone figure standing in the forefront of a legion of shadowy.
Englishnat two former warmakers in vietnam have met for the first time 20 years after the end of hostilities. In these articles, the author introduces the liberation war waged by the vietnamese. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Vo nguyen giaps most popular book is victory at any cost. General vo nguyen giap in my heart download ebook pdf. The general headquarters in the spring of brilliant victory the gioi publishers, hanoi, 2002, has been translated into english and provides a ready source of information on giap s view of the final phases of that conflict.
General vo nguyen giap obituary world news the guardian. The viet cong insurrection manual for underdeveloped countries by vo nguyen giap 20010601 by vo nguyen giap jan 1 1675. General vo nguyen giaps life in pictures news vietnamnet. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. General giap was a patriot who loved his country and, like good patriots, wanted it to be better than it was, knowing full well that his wish was within the realm of possibility. General vo nguyen giap book beginning ethics lewis vaughn free pdf, buy victory at any cost. Vo nguyen giap, member of the political bureau of the central committee of the viet. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. This volume stresses the climate of asia, africa, and latin american, torn today by anticolonial, economic, and political upheavals. Senior general vo nguyen giap was, and is, the only pavn figure known at all well outside of vietnam, the only pavn general mentioned in most counts of the vietnam war, and the only vietnamese communist military leader about whom a full length biography has been written.
Share vo nguyen giap quotations about enemies and defeat. Big victory great task by general vo nguyen giap abebooks. He later commanded the vietnam peoples army during the vietnam war. Currey refers to giap as not only a legend, but perhaps the single greatest military genius of the twentieth century and one of the greatest of all time. Nikita khrushchev former general secretary of the communist party of the soviet union. Peoples war, peoples army marxists internet archive. Vo nguyen giap and the french indochina war national war college national defense university strategic study. He must also be credited with winning the first indochina war, which was waged against the french from 1946 to 1954. General vo nguyen giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed force.
Reflections on the passing of general giap and the end of. The cover of the book in the future, more books on vietnam will be introduced to. Vo nguyen giap has 32 books on goodreads with 1140 ratings. Vo nguyen giap was one of the greatest generals in the vietnamese army, and is the famous for winning the battle in dien bien phu. In his definitive biography of general vo nguyen giap, military historian cecil b. Former us defence secretary robert mcnamara and general vo nguyen giap. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Bilingual book on general vo nguyen giap introduced in. How would you compare van tien dung with vo nguyen giap in terms of military talent. Join facebook to connect with vo nguyen giap and others you may know. Something all of you should think about is what general vo nguyen giap, the commander in chief of the north vietnamese army had to say about john kerry in. It is general giaps purpose in this book, originally published in 1962, to guide these struggles to the desired socialist victory.156 1454 1321 802 1098 225 1184 394 53 1499 1427 463 1341 887 129 1019 219 351 1424 211 966 774 1106 457 1229 262 723 1176 1287 236