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Vietnam War

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  • Ghosts of War in Vietnamby Heonik Kwon

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book explores the collective memory of the Vietnam War through popular imaginings about ghosts of war. more...

  • A People at Warby Scott Reynolds Nelson; Carol Sheriff

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped... more...

  • Tocqueville's Discovery of Americaby Leo Damrosch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 20.99

    Alexis de Tocqueville is more quoted than read; commentators across the political spectrum invoke him as an oracle who defined America and its democracy for all times. But in fact his masterpiece, Democracy in America , was the product of a young man's open-minded experience of America at a time of rapid change. In Tocqueville's Discovery of America... more...

  • The Negro's Civil Warby James M. Mcpherson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and... more...

  • The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnamby Ira A. Jr. Hunt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 35.00

    Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong--controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South... more...

  • Village of Ben Sucby Jonathan Schell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 10.00

    BEN SUC was a relatively prosperous farming village thirty miles from Saigon, on the edge of the Iron Triangle, the formidable Vietcong stronghold.  It had been ?pacified? many times, but because of security leaks no Vietcong were ever captured, and it always reverted to them.  Therefore on January 8, 1967, American forces launched a surprise assault... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam Warby Phillip Jennings

    Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failureat least that is what the mainstream media and history books would have you believe. Yet, Phillip Jennings sets the record straight in The Politically Incorrect Guide? to the Vietnam War . In this latest P.I.G.?, Jennings shatters culturally-accepted myths and busts politically incorrect lies that liberal... more...

  • Kill Anything That Movesby Nick Turse

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 18.99

    Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates... more...

  • The Military Halfby Jonathan Schell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 10.00

    In The Military Half, legendary Vietnam War reporter for  The New Yorker  Jonathan Schell details the devastating effects of American bombings and ground operations on the provinces of Quang Ngai and Quang Tin in South Vietnam.  Schell provides first-hand accounts of the bombing runs and how they contributed to the destruction of the two provinces,... more...

  • Vietnamby Michael Lind

    Free Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others, mostly on the right, argue that timid civilian leaders and defeatists within the media fatally undermined the war effort. These "lessons of... more...