Ho & the Americans

Ho & the Americans

Ho Chi Minh: A Biographical Introduction, by Charles Fenn. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 144 pp.

Concerning the story of Ho Chi Minh’s life, the publishers of this new biography claim that “until now there has been very little biographical material available in this country.” This is quite incorrect. Of the several hundred books that have appeared in English on Vietnam during the last 20 years, I could list no less than two dozen dealing either exclusively or primarily with the personality, life, thoughts and writings, the role as political leader of this extraordinary man.

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