Going further into the details of the two books, we find out the near miss (the comparisons and contrasts with each other) that are apparent for one and all to see and gain insight from. We now look at the two books and review them so that important stuff can be extracted from them and only the most common grounds are touched down upon for the sake of similarities and differences, as is the requirement for this paper.Spencer C Tucker has presented a very tactful investigation into the Vietnamese military history in this book. The concentration for the larger part has been on the French and the American wars which were fought in the 20th century. As for the writer himself, Spencer C Tucker was a US Army Captain and thus knew a lot about the scope of wars and the manner in which they are fought both on and off the battlegrounds. The book is very incisive as it has touched down on the facets related to a close examination of the military regimes which were present in the lengths and breadths of Vietnam.On the part of the book, the writer has made sure that a brief history is provided courtesy the nation itself and then there is the discussion related to its formation which took place in the third century BC. Nationalist rebellion has been credited as the single most significant aspect of Vietnam’s first thousand years ever since it came into being which it took from Chinese domination. He has treated the American war and singe handily focused on the relevant aspects related to the war itself which means that the analysis for the better half of this book has been on those wars itself, more than anything else. Thus the discussion stems out from what those wars were like, how they came into their own, and what were the consequences of having them in the first place. The military matters in this whole analysis are something that is spoken about at length and one wonders the extent to which Tucker has gone towards the provision of details as concerns to the wars.