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Vietnam Inc.

Stock Code 111118

New York and London, Collier Books and Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 1971

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Presentation copy inscribed to Hilary Gerrard. presentation copy inscribed to Hilary Gerrard, Ringo Starr's manager for over thirty years and a director of the Beatles company Apple Corps.: For Hilary / with Love! / Philip Jones Griffiths / London 1971'.

Philip Jones Griffiths photographed the conflict in Vietnam over three years, emphasising the unequal relationship between humanity and technology and contrasting the lives of Vietnamese civilians with the increasingly mechanised American war effort. As he explained, 'This book is not intended to be a list of the tactics which failed, compiled for the purpose of overcoming the deficiencies and ensuring success next time. The American miscalculations made in Vietnam are overshadowed by and stem from the folly of the original view that deemed it possible for a society like America's to impose itself on that of the Vietnamese. This view was based on an ignorance that later frustrated progress and prompted recourse to the asset America has in abundance - the tools of destruction.'

First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the title-page; 4to (278 x 201 mm, 11 x 8 in); black-and-white photographs, text, and design by Philip Jones Griffiths printed in offset; photo-illustrated adhesive-bound wrappers, soft crease to rear cover, original price sticker, near-fine; 221, [3]pp.

The Open Book p274; The Photobook A History, II pp250-1.
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Vietnam Inc.

GRIFFITHS, Philip Jones.

Stock code: 111118

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