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Vietnam War

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  • Enduring Vietnamby James Wright

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the... more...

  • Jack of All Tradesby Ronald L. Beckett

    Stackpole Books 2016; US$ 18.99

    Maj. Ron Beckett had already served two tours in Vietnam when he received orders to return in April 1969. As the district senior advisor in the remote, rural Dinh Quan District of Long Khanh Province, he would face a demanding and dangerous assignment on the front lines of pacification. more...

  • Midairby Craig K. Collins; Charles T. Kamps

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Midair is a true account of one of the most remarkable tales of survival in the history of aviation ? a midair collision at 30,000 feet by two bomb-laden B-52s over a category 5 super typhoon above the South China Sea during the outset of the Vietnam War - and the subsequent story of what happened to the surviving pilot when he bailed out in the... more...

  • Cheating Deathby George J. Marrett

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 23.99

    They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of ?fast-movers,? these intrepid... more...

  • Containment and Credibilityby Pat Proctor

    Carrel Books 2016; US$ 39.99

    Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase weapons of mass destruction? probably finds such a question naive. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam... more...

  • 1000 Yard Stareby Marc Waszkiewicz; Lea Jones; Crista Dougherty

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 38.99

    Marc Waszkiewicz served three tours (1967, 1968, 1969) as an artillery forward observer with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he took thousands of photos capturing the beauty, drudgery, hilarity, and horror of the war . 1,000-Yard Stare collects the best of these in a book that presents an unvarnished grunt?s-eye view of the Vietnam War.... more...

  • Blood in the Hillsby Charles W. Sasser; Robert Maras

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    A soldier?s eye view of Vietnam?s fiercest close-quarters battle upon its 50 th anniversary Khe Sanh?s Hill Fights of 1967?as experienced by co-author Bobby Maras and told in this hour-by-hour, day-by-day account?were carnage on the ground, much of it hand-to-hand fighting in the dark. Thanks to the brave Marines of the 9th and 3rd, Khe Sanh... more...

  • Swift Boats at War in Vietnamby Guy Gugliotta; John Yeoman; Neva Sullaway

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    Developed for the Vietnam War (and made famous by the 2004 presidential campaign), Swift Boats were versatile craft ?big enough to outrun anything they couldn?t outfight? but too small to handle a moderate ocean chop, too loud to be stealthy, and too flimsy to withstand rocket attack. This is an intimate, exciting history of Swift Boats in Vietnam.... more...

  • White Water Red Hot Leadby Dan Daly

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.96

    ? Firsthand account of action on Swift Boats ? Written in an engaging, immediate style with touches humor? Compelling account of human courage and friendshipDuring the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the... more...

  • Ballad of the Green Beretby Marc Leepson

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    The rough-and-tumble life of Special Forces vet and Sixties pop star Barry Sadler The top Billboard Hot 100 single of 1966 wasn?t ?Paint It Black? or ?Yellow Submarine?--it was ?The Ballad of the Green Berets,? a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the Special Forces by Vietnam vet Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. But Sadler?s clean-cut, all-American... more...