This is the story of New Vietnam and its astonishing victory over starvation. Cut in half in 1954 by the Communist invasion, Vietnam was faced with annhilation through hunger. Their food supply threatened by division and by the neglect of the rice fields by men who had turned to soldiering, the Vietnamese turned into a nation of pioneers, cutting through the jungle, rerouting water to hitherto uncultivated areas, and learning with great swiftness the techniques of more modern countries for the cultivation of food. Aided by Western powers and particularly by the United States, New Vietnam survived. John O'Daniel's text is the story of this survival. Written with knowledge and admiration, this is an exciting page of modern history, an encouraging example of man's potential when he works in cooperation with other men.