- Villagers at war the National Liberation Front at My Tho, 1965-1967
- Introduction: a local study of the NLF
- Village politics
- The mechanics of a protracted war
- Bombardment of the countryside
- Postponement of the "general insurrection and offensive"
- Rooting out the Viet Cong infrastructure
- Who will we work with, who will we live with?
- The "fanatics" stand firm
- A vanguard of poor peasants
- The force of hatred
- Epilogue: from Tet offensive to "Rice War"
- Appendix Rand the NLF