1969 HB/DJ in plastic wrap - Exlib with usual lib marks/pocket. Shelfwear/scuffing to cover/edges. Binding/pages are tight/intact -- 412 pages -- Throughout Vietnam, the Communists were on the offensive -- springing ambushes, overwhelming isolated campls, blocking roads. They spilled in Laos and threatened Cambodia. They chose the time and place for battle. This is the story of that conference and the war that made it necessary. It is also the story of the end of France's Indochinese empire and of the beginnings of what was to becomine a total commitment for the United States in Vietnam.