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  • First In His Classby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99

    Who exactly is Bill Clinton, and why was he, of all the brilliant and ambitious men in his generation, the first in his class to reach the White House? Drawing on hundreds of letters, documents, and interviews, David Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality of our forty-second president from his youth in Arkansas to his 1991 announcement... more...

  • Nixon at the Moviesby Mark Feeney

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Was it an omen? Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. As Mark Feeney relates in this unusual and unusually absorbing book, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history?the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia,... more...

  • Foundations of the American Centuryby Inderjeet Parmar

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an “isolationist?... more...

  • The Columbia History of Post-World War II Americaby Mark C Carnes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages readers to form a new perspective on a recent and highly debated period of American history. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their... 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...

  • The Vietnam War: Why?by M. Sivaram

    Tuttle Publishing 1966; US$ 6.99

    "In Vietnam, the newsman is reporting a strange, baffling, frontless warand an even stranger, more baffling, faceless political scene" writes M. Sivaram. In a factual, objective, straight-from-the-shoulder report he analyzes one of the most frustrating wars in historyand answers the question "Why?" The author, an Indian journalist who has covered... more...