Table of Contents
   Prefacep. ix
   The Vietnamese
      States of Mindp. 3
      Nations and Empiresp. 32
      The Sovereign of Discordp. 72
      The National Liberation Frontp. 138
         Introductionp. 138
         Politics of the Earthp. 142
         The Origins of the National Liberation Frontp. 145
         A Natural Oppositionp. 150
         The Approach: Children of the Peoplep. 157
         Rebellion: Self-Control Is the Root of Exploitationp. 165
         Organization: The Liberated Village, the NLF Command Structure, and the PRPp. 176
         The Making of a Revolutionaryp. 197
         Marxism-Leninism in the Vietnamese Landscapep. 212
   The Americans and the Saigon Government
      Mise en scenep. 231
      Politicians and Generalsp. 236
      The United States Enters the Warp. 264
      The Buddhist Crisisp. 276
      Prospero, Caliban, and Arielp. 292
      Bad Puppetsp. 303
      Electionsp. 323
      The Downward Spiralp. 339
      Prosperop. 360
      Guerrillasp. 379
      The Tet Offensivep. 388
   Conclusion
      Nixon's Warp. 403
      Fire in the Lakep. 425
   Afterwordp. 443
   Notesp. 454
   Bibliographyp. 479
   Indexp. 486