House to House: Playing the Enemy's Game in Saigon, May 1968, by Keith Nolan (ISBN 0-7603-2330-5, Zenith Press, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101-3885, phone: 800.766.2388, fax: 715.294.4448, Web site: www.zenithpress.com. Hardcover, 6" x 9 1/4", 255 pages, 32 color photos, 4 maps, 2006, $24.95).
In May 1968, several months after the Tet Offensive, the Vietcong launched a suicidal attack on Saigon. Dubbed Mini-Tet, this offensive was intended to show America and the world that the VC were willing to accept catastrophic losses in their bid to win the war. This book by Keith Nolan, author of several works on the Vietnam War, tells the story of that offensive in riveting, richly detailed style. Drawing on official reports and many interviews with veterans of the campaign, Nolan recounts how forces from the U.S. 9th Infantry Division rooted out and destroyed the VC, albeit at great cost in civilian casualties and destruction to residential neighborhoods.—Doug Bister