Vietnam, Inc. Photographs and text by Philip Jones Griffiths. New foreword by Noam Chomsky. Phaidon, London, 2001. 224 pp. Quarto. Second edition (originally printed 1971). SIGNED on title page. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Sticker on front panel. Black-and-white reproductions. 266 duotone reproductions.
"First published in 1971, 'Vietnam Inc.' was crucial in changing public attitudes in the United States, turning the tide of opinion and ultimately helping to put an end to the Vietnam war. Philip Jones Griffiths' classic account of the war was the outcome of three years reporting and is one of the most detailed surveys of any conflict. Showing us the true horrors of the war as well as a study of Vietnamese rural life, the author creates a compelling argument against the dehumanizing power of the modern war machine and American imperialism." -the publisher.
"The images [in Vietnam, Inc.] focus on the human costs of war and the destruction the war inflicted. He saw Vietnam as a "goldfish bowl where the values of American and Vietnamese can be observed, studied, and because of their contrasting nature, more easily appraised." For a comprehensive look at Vietnam, Inc. as well as interview with Jones Griffiths, visit the Musarium web site.
Erased pencil notations on preliminary page; otherwise Fine.