Of all of the wars in which the U.S. has been engaged, none has touched a chord as deeply as the conflict in Vietnam. The repercussions of this unsettling episode in American history still resonate in our society. Although it ended more than 20 years ago, the Vietnam War continues to fascinate Americans.This updated and revised edition of Light at the End of the Tunnel is an exhaustive account of the Vietnam War that gives a total overview of the conflict. Starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French, Andrew J. Rotter takes the reader through the succeeding years as scholars, government officials, journalists, and others recount the important events and examine issues that developed during this tumultuous time.Light at the End of the Tunnel offers a broad selection of some of the best writing on the war, with such notable contributors as Stephen Ambrose, Noam Chomsky, and Frances FitzGerald. Vietnam contemporaries such as Robert McNamara and Henry Kissinger lend their voices and perspectives to events surrounding the war. In addition, the subject matter is not just limited to the conflict itself, but also focuses on social issues that affected the American landscape.This book is essential for anyone who has an interest in truly understanding the Vietnam War. These readings will both educate and entertain students about this turning point in the history of the United States and, indeed, the world.