Andrew Rotter has compiled an illuminating selection of essays and book excerpts. His introduction is an insightful, concise history of the Indochina wars.
Thoroughly balanced, providing accounts with different emphases and interpretations of what remains a highly emotional ordeal in our history, Light at the End of the Tunnel offers numerous opportunities to stimulate thought, discussion, and debate.
A truly brilliant overview . . . perhaps the best anthology yet assembled.
An important work simply because it is so extended.
Andrew Rotter's anthology on the Vietnam War has always been the best book available on this conflict. This third edition has been substantially revised. Rotter has retained those articles that are essential for understanding the scope and complexity of the Vietnam War and has included new articles that will give students even more insight into the many facets of American and Southeast Asian history that continue to haunt us to this day.
This excellent anthology is substantially revised from the first edition—almost half the items included are new. I am delighted that it is back in print and available for class use.
Light at the End of the Tunnel is the best Vietnam War anthology available. Andrew Rotter’s freshman-friendly twenty-page capsule history of this complex conflict is a godsend to teachers and worth the price of the book all by itself. I didn't think this anthology could get any better, but darned if Rotter hasn't pulled it off.
As in the earlier editions, Andrew Rotter shows a keen understanding of the best ways to enhance classroom debate, compiling a text that is accessible, readable, and sensitive to the deep interest in Vietnam shared by today's students. In its diversity and centrality of topics, its balanced inclusion of readable, accessible and academically respected articles, and its genuine tolerance and sympathy, this text remains one of the best options available in support of Vietnam courses.