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The Vietnam War is considered to be one of the most important as well as one of the deadliest wars encountered in the American History. Philip E. Jennings, the author of  “The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Vietnam War” published in 2010, has served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, flying helicopters, and in Laos as a pilot for Air America. He is also the author of the comic novels “Nam-A-Rama” and “Goodbye Mexico”, and has won the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society short fiction award in 1998. He also has a degree in business administration and is the CEO of Mayfair Capital Partners. The author has served the US in Vietnam and also has read extensively on this subject as well as interviewed other vets so he has his own experience as well as other scholars. He has done an outstanding job of presenting balanced facts and “he also brings forth many of the well-used explanations for how the war ended the way it did” (Grim). In addition, he also provides a book list for further objective reading on the subject like the “Books the Viet Cong don’t want you to read” (Jennings 16). This book begins with the reasons  for why the United States entered the war in the first place and it talks about every specific detail of every specific event such as the long letter that was written from Eisenhower to the British Prime minister “Dear Winston..for Geneva” (Jennings 11-15)Adding on to the purpose of writing this book,  the author’s purpose was also to “settle the scores with the pernicious mythmakers of the war”  and also for the “fellow veterans who have been so badly mistreated by the media and cultural trendsetters of this country” (Jennings 2). The central message that Jennings conveys in this book is that “the biggest myth perpetuated about the Vietnam War is that America lost” (Jennings 1) and he also made arguments of how the leaders were misguided in their political strategies and tactical decisions and how the US still won the war. “However he was still ignoring the reality of the situation” (Grim). In the first two chapters, he explains how at the beginning America was less worried about the Communist expansion until the late 1950s and 60s, when many people in developing regions living in Vietnam and  China “fell into the hands of Communist revolutionaries” (Jennings 9). In America, the fear of Communism was increasing with people understanding about Communism taking over the world. Therefore, the major cause of this war was the control of Communist government over North Vietnam. Along with this, he also provides the facts about the media and the anti-war movement that wanted to be a part of the story 

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