Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:12:44 -0800 (PST)

A.J. Langguth on Our Vietnam

Irvine -- Why did the Vietnam War last so long?

That is among the questions we'll be exploring with A.J. Langguth, the former NY Times bureau chief in Saigon during the war. He's the author of Our Vietnam: The War, 1954-1975 / Nuoc Viet Ta (Simon & Schuster). Langguth will be interviewed by host Dan Tsang on Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, today at 5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and Web-cast via

Langguth is currently a journalism professor at University of Southern California. Our Vietnam was picked as one of the best non-fiction books of 2000 by the Los Angeles Times: "It should stand for some time as the finest narrative history of America's longest war." ( )

A prolific writer, he is author of many books; his 1978 book, Hidden Terrors (Pantheon Books) detailed U.S. involvement in torture in Uruguay. In 1994, he wrote a history of Rome: A Noise of War: Caesar, Pompey, and the Struggle for Rome (Simon and Schuster).

This interview is part of our continuing special focus on authors of books about Vietnam. Last month we interviewed William J. Duiker, author of Ho Chi Minh (Hyperion). Next Wednesday (at 5 p.m), we'll chat with Bruce Franklin, author of Vietnam and Other American Fantasies (University of Massachusetts Press).


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