A groundbreaking investigation into the true extent of war crimes committed by US troops during the Vietnam War - shocking in its parallels with the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An historian and political scientist, Bernd Greiner is professor at the University of Hamburg and directs the research programme on the theory and history of violence at the Hamburg Institute of Social Research.
This is far more than an account of a historical event... War
Without Fronts has far wider implications -- Jonathan Mirsky *
Literary Review *
Professor Greiner, in this admirable translation by Anne Wyburd and Victoria Fern, scrupulously argued and carefully referenced, explains the failure of what is now known as the moral component of warfare, and therefore exactly how it was that the US lost -- Allan Mallinson * The Times *
A well-documented essay...an astonishing final section -- Richard Gott * New Statesman *
This comprehensive indictment of the Vietnam war was published first in Germany in 2007. One wonders how long it will be before a similar book can be written about the dehumanising effect on a new generation of American soldiers of the Iraq war, also fought against a guerrilla enemy in a foreign land -- Conor O'Clery * Irish Times *
Impressive study. * Contemporary Review *