Book of the Year

Vietnam has been chosen by a number of newspapers, historians and reviewers as their book of the year.


‘This is by far the best book on the Vietnam War’

The Times

‘Beautifully balanced, immaculately researched and written with immense confidence, this is Hastings’s masterpiece … Horrifying, compelling, definitive – and quite brilliantly done’
Dominic Sandbrook , Sunday Times

‘This exhaustive and chilling, but brilliantly readable, history show a journalist’s eye for the telling detail’
Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

‘Dramatic and magisterial’
Mark Lawson, New Statesman

‘His masterpiece … he manages with great skill to combine the accumulation of strategic and political disaster with the real experience of those fighting on the ground’
Antony Beevor, The Spectator

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RAVE REVIEWS FOR SOLDIERS

‘These accounts show the reality of military life ... A pointillist portrait of enthralling sensitivity ... stories tumble from the pages of this book like gems from a pirate’s chest ... The anecdotes about female soldiers in this book are fascinating’Gerard DeGroot, The Times Read More

CHERISHING THE WARRIOR SPIRIT CAN SEEM LIKE A LOSING BATTLE

First published in The Times on Saturday, 13 November 2021.Tomorrow the Queen will forsake her enforced rest to attend the annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph [this was published before her last-minute withdrawal].  It is an occasion that she views with a special sense of duty, because of her… Read More