Alain Ruscio is a national doctor of history, an expert on modern Vietnamese history, and a resident reporter for L newspaper, Humanité for many years in Vietnam. Was received many times by General Vo Nguyen Giap at his home. The conversations allow the author to gain a very personal view of one of the key figures responsible for the events of Vietnam over the past half century. In 1979, Alain Ruscio, was sent to Hanoi to work as a resident reporter while Vietnam was excitedly preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory. This is a good opportunity for a French journalist, moreover a historian specializing in the study of relations between France and Vietnam, to propose to interview General Vo Nguyen Giap. On the occasion of General Vo Nguyen Giap's 100th birthday (August 25, 1911 - August 25, 2011), National Political Publishing House - Truth publishes the book Vo Nguyen Giap - A life, translated from the book " Vo Nguyen Giap, Une vie", Indes Savantes Publishing House, by French history professor Alain Ruscio. The book is compiled based on the interview between Professor Alain Ruscio and General Vo Nguyen Giap from 1979 to 2008.
The conversation between him and the General was recorded as a vivid film of the General's life and career during the development and victory of the Vietnamese revolution.
In the book, the author also gave his own thoughts and assessments of Western scholars about some characters and events related to the August Revolution, the resistance war against the French colonialists. and the American empire of the Vietnamese people. For the convenience of readers when researching and refering, the book has kept the professor's arguments and treated them as his own views.
The book is organized into 6 subsections, covering the entire life of General Vo Nguyen Giap:
- History teacher
- The patriotic young man
- Guerrilla activities
- Revolutionary war theorist.
- Practice revolutionary war against France.
- Practice revolutionary war against America.
Alain Ruscio's book will be a very valuable document for those who want to rewrite the political biography of Living Legend Vo Nguyen Giap as well as those who want to study the heroic resistance of the Vietnamese people against the two The fearsome invading forces of the twentieth century were France and the United States.
Sincerely recommend the book to readers!
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