Triumph Regained

“in a crowded field, Moyar’s book stands apart for the abundance of research and original source material he brings to bear in support of his argument. When it comes to scholarly diligence, he has no equal, and no review can do him full justice. His bold reinterpretation of the war is so meticulously documented that even those who adhere to the orthodox view must take it seriously.”

Mackubin T. Owens, Claremont Review of Books

“well argued, meticulously researched, engaging to read… anathema to the all too often orthodox view of an imperialistic American meeting its destined comeuppance through the folly of trying to save Vietnam.”

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Triumph Forsaken held the position as the point volume in the revisionist challenge to the so-called orthodox view of the Vietnam War for sixteen years. It now will share that place with Triumph Regained, Moyar’s second installment in his proposed three-volume history of that long-finished but still bitterly divisive war.”

Michael Kort, H-Diplo

“Moyar is the most well-known and widely debated revisionist historian in the field…. Triumph Regained is an important contribution to the existing literature. Like its predecessors, Triumph Regained is an unapologetic revisionist critique that will likely generate fresh rounds of historical debate and disagreement in future years.”

Martin Clemis, Journal of Military History

“[a] groundbreaking study of the war, one that should spark a renewed debate among Vietnam War historians.”

George J. Veith, H-Diplo

“the author’s use of new sources — including those of the North Vietnamese — offers a perspective that is decidedly refreshing as he challenges many of the canards accepted as a dominant narrative about the war.”

Richard R. Burgess, Seapower

“Moyar has come to closest to explaining what actually happened in the Vietnam War and why during this period—based on an unusually even-handed perspective, written in an accessible manner, and enhanced by consultation of Vietnamese sources. It is a substantial achievement to produce a fresh take on a complicated subject while challenging much of the widely accepted orthodox perspective.”

Luke Nichter, H-Diplo

“This second book in what will be a seminal trilogy is impeccably researched and elegantly written. Mark Moyar availed himself of newly available materials to shed fresh light and understanding on a crucial period of the Vietnam War. Triumph Regained poses a compelling reinterpretation that is bound to make uncomfortable those who contributed to or accepted the conventional wisdom on the war that emerged across the past half century.”

—H. R. McMaster, author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Triumph Regained expertly chronicles the grit, courage, and sacrifice of the American fighting man during the Vietnam War and provides clear-eyed analysis of the strategic and political imperatives that motivated both sides of the conflict. Mark Moyar is reclaiming the honorable legacy of a generation of American warriors and proving the truth of Ronald Reagan’s belief that Vietnam was a ‘noble cause.’ We should be proud of the patriotic Americans who served in Vietnam and never forget that politicians in Washington squandered their sacrifices.”

—Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)

“No serious scholar has done more in recent years to challenge the entrenched consensus on the Vietnam War than historian Mark Moyar. In Triumph Regained, he presents bold new insights that compel us to question the conventional wisdom on the war from the onset of its Americanization in 1965 to the Tet Offensive of 1968. Captivating from start to finish, the book is as audacious as it is thought-provoking—and necessary.”

—Pierre Asselin, professor of history and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University 

“Using newly available documents and re-interpreting old, Moyar invites us to revisit the 1970s clichéd narratives of strategy and policy in the early years of America’s war in Vietnam.”

—Jeffrey Race, author of War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province