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Vietnam War

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  • Defiantby Alvin Townley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.49

    During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash... more...

  • Lullabies for Lieutenantsby Franklin Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    Capturing the chaotic nature of the U.S. Marine experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young officer in a series of unrelated short pieces. In a narrative as fragmented as the war itself, the only resolution is the same one reached by the Marines who fought--the conclusion of a tour of duty with no happy ending. Each... more...

  • The Northern Garrisonsby Eric Linklater

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    The Northern Garrisons visits the soldiers of WWII in some of the most barren and inhospitable of outposts. Eric Linklater, in his mission to document the lives, trials and achievements of these men, travelled to Shetland, Orkney, the Faeroes and Iceland. In Iceland Linklater notes how quickly the soldiers must adapt to their surroundings whilst... more...

  • The Defence of Calaisby Eric Linklater

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    It is a tale of defeat, but when defeat is characterised by valour of a certain pitch and quality, its memory may outlast a tale of victory. And like the Burghers who came with ropes about their necks, to offer their lives that a whole people might be spared, the men who fought at Calais, and helped to save a British army, will surely be remembered.... more...

  • Eagles Cry Bloodby Donald E Zlotnik

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 6.99

    While too many soldiers are fighting for the brass in the midst of the bloody Vietnam battles, Lt. Paul Bourne is compelled to fight the enemy for his country’s freedom. But when he comes up against his captain--a man driven by selfishness and a desire for recognition and glory, Bourne is even more determined to destroy the enemy--even if this means... more...

  • Hal Mooreby Mike Guardia

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    The definitive biography of Harold G. Moore, hero of the Vietnam War and author of the bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers . In this first-ever,... more...

  • Prodigalsby Richard Taylor

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    This well-written combat memoir is heartfelt, earnest, honest, and melancholy—a poignant look at two intense tours in Vietnam.   During his first tour in Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968, Dick Taylor was a well-trained and highly motivated amateur assigned to advise a hard-bitten Army of the Republic of Vietnam infantry battalion working in the mud and... more...

  • LBJ's Hired Gunby John J. Gebhart

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    Many Vietnam memoirs have appeared in recent years, but not a single one has the humor, pathos, poignancy, and often sheer hilarity of John J. Gebhart’s riveting LBJ’s Hired Gun . As Gebhart tells it, he was a “smart-mouthed college boy” who joined the Marines to see the world and “dust a few black pajamas for Uncle Sam.” Two grueling tours of duty... more...

  • Forsaken Warriorsby Robert Tonsetic

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    An inside account of the South Vietnamese elites who strove to carry on the war against the Communists during the US Army’s withdrawal . . .   The book is a personal memoir of the author’s service as a US Army advisor during the end stages of America’s involvement in Vietnam. During the period 1970–71, the US was beginning to draw down its combat... more...

  • Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnamby Oscar E. Gilbert

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1965 the large, loud, and highly visible tanks of 3rd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Tank Battalion landed across a beach near Da Nang, drawing unwelcome attention to America’s first, almost covert, commitment of ground troops in South Vietnam. As the Marine Corps presence grew inexorably, the 1st and 3rd Tank Battalions, as well as elements of the reactivated... more...