"... the ultimate insider's account of the war from the South Vietnamese side, including the appalling story of how the American intervention actually happened." -Washington Post
"This book gives Americans a rare opportunity-the chance to see the Vietnam experience through Vietnamese eyes. Few Vietnamese know their recent history as well as Bui Diem does. And none has told it better." -Ambassador William Jorden
"... well-written and at times illuminating... " -Library Journal
In the Jaws of History is the most important book written on the Vietnam War from the viewpoint of the South, from an author who was a senior official of the South Vietnamese government and later ambassador to the U.S.