Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Vietnam War From The Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973
Peter Brush offers a good review of Timothy J. Lomperis' The Vietnam War From the Rear Echelon in Vietnam magazine.
Now, author Timothy Lomperis is a political science professor who has written several books about the Vietnam War. Then, Lomperis was an Army lieutenant in Saigon, a REMF (a rear echelon mother—you know the rest) who did two tours of duty. By combining a history of the war and personal memoir, the result is two narratives woven into one. The author's service covers the period from the 1972 Easter Invasion to the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement and its aftermath. He offers a "mid-level perspective of the rear-echelon war in Saigon." Lomperis writes that macro accounts of strategy and diplomacy as well as combat memoirs are plentiful, while mid-level accounts have been largely neglected.
You can read the rest of the review via the below link: