Ho Chi Minh: A Life
The magisterial and authoritative biography of one of the towering and mysterious figures of the twentieth century.
Ho Chi Minh’s epic life helped shape the twentieth century. But never before has he been the subject of a major biography. Now William Duiker has compiled an astonishing work of history that fills this immense void.
A New York Times Notable Book and one of the Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2000
To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling insights into Ho’s true motivation, as well as into the Soviet and Chinese roles in the Vietnam War.