Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Nature, Myth, and War in Viet Nam
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
282 Pages | 6 x 9 | 11 B&W Illus., 3 maps
Taking the reader in the mountains and forests that the Americans called “Indian country,” Stevens presents the Viet Nam War as an extension of the romantic myth of the American frontier. In seven operations on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the reader enters an exotic, exhilarating, terrifying world. Documented by military reports, Steven’s powerful and poetic prose and his complex examination of the Viet Nam War elevate his Trail journey into the realm of myth.