Scope and Contents
One signed book written by Bui Cong Minh, titled A Distant Cause: A History and the Vindication of the Viet Nam War serves as a history of the Vietnam War, beginning with the events in Vietnam following the end of World War II until the fall of Saigon in 1975. The book also discusses why the United States and South Vietnam lost the war and how the effects of the war are still being felt 30 years later.
Biographical / Historical
Bui Cong Minh was a Lt. Colonel of the Republic of Viet Nam Army (ARVN). Besides various assignments in the Army after his graduation from the Dalat Military Academy in 1954, he was detached to the Foreign Service the serve as Assistant Armed Forces Attache to the Republic of Viet Nam (RVN) Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1968-1970). From 1971 to 1973, he served in the government as Director of Cabinet of the Information Ministry in Saigon. Again he served in the Foreign Service as Press and Information Attached to the RVN Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand (1973-1975). [Information from book jacket of A Distant Cause ]