(Moddies? If this'd fit better under Post WW2? Do it! ) 'Graham Green', or some other spelling that sounds the same. Who cares? It was definitely one of the most awesome books I've ever read. My brother slung me this title, along with a bunch of books he'd picked out at a 'car boot sale' sort of affair. Maybe I was laid up or something? He just figured I could use some reading material and picked me up a little stack of paper backs. 'Saigon'. I barely knew what it 'meant'. It rang some distant bell about 'Viet Nam'. Ok. I had nothing else to do. I'd read about " Viet Nam " ..... I'd just finished two other books. This one was simply next in a random pile. And what do I find myself reading about? Some 'Deep South Gentleman' type, on board a bloody " Mississippi Queen " type paddle steamer?! WTF? And, sticking with it, they're talking of " French Indo China " ?! Royal Crown Derby China was more up my street! Blah, blah, blah ..... And there's some French officer chappie, proudly explaining how 'This place is unassailable! Christ; Unless they could physically drag artillary up those damn mountains? No Way can they get at us up ..... " (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! BOOM!!!) And it's goodnight from him. All hell lets loose. And I'm completely hooked! Down the years, of course, I've forgotten the place names and dates. But that book taught me more about " 'Nam ", start to finish, than Anything else in my entire lifes experience. The Tet Offensive? Read about it. Pinkville Massacre? I saw the original photo's. Here was some subtext. That famous chopper, on top of the building? Understood! In fact, just about the vast majority of what I feel I have a handle on, about the Viet Nam conflict, I gained from reading " Saigon ". It's always given me a handle on so much else I've since been able to garner from parousing the net. (I read the book before I knew what a " Computer " was). There. Just wanted to get that one off my chest. It's Drews fault. He set me off with his own post: http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/postwar/16881-vietnam-videos.html Discuss?