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Vietnam War

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  • The FN FAL Battle Rifleby Robert Cashner; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Of all the infantry small arms developed during World War II, one that generated the most interest was the German 'assault rifle', the StG 44 Sturmgewehr. This innovative weapon fired an intermediate cartridge much more powerful and long-ranged than the standard pistol rounds used in submachine guns, but smaller and lighter than a full-size 7.92mm... more...

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21by Alexander Mladenov; Adam Tooby

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The MiG-21, nicknamed 'Fishbed' by NATO, was the primary Soviet jet fighter from 1972 onward, opposing the F-15 Eagle and F-14 Tomcat worldwide in a variety of conflicts. The MiG-21 firmly holds the title of the world's most widely built and used jet fighter, with over 10,000 units rolling off the lines of three plants in the former Soviet Union.... more...

  • US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam 1965-73by Charles Melson; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This volume provides an in-depth look at the experience of the ordinary US marine 'grunt' in Vietnam. Organisation of the corps, weaponry, equipment, uniforms, training and medical arrangements are all discussed. However, where this book differs from other similar works is not only in the detail that it goes into but also in the unifying theme of examining... more...

  • Tet Offensive 1968by James Arnold

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of the 1968 Tet Offensive, which was the decisive battle for Vietnam (1955-1975). Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North.... more...

  • US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73by Gordon Rottman; Kevin Lyles

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    This book tells the compelling story of the average US infantryman in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Beginning with conscription, enlistment, Basic Training, and Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces Induction Center at Fort Polk (the infamous ?Tigerland?), it goes on to explore the day-to-day realities of service in Vietnam, from routine... more...

  • North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75by Gordon Rottman; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The North Vietnamese Army is often forgotten by the histories of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Commonly mistaken for the locally raised Viet Cong guerrillas, the NVA was in fact an entirely different force for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After first supporting the VC in the Republic of Vietnam in 1958, the NVA entered into their own violent... more...

  • Kill Anything That Movesby Nick Turse

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • A Better Warby Lewis Sorley

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 14.99

    Neglected by scholars and journalists alike, the years of conflict in Vietnam from 1968 to 1975 offer surprises not only about how the war was fought, but about what was achieved. Drawing on authoritative materials not previously available, including thousands of hours of tape-recorded allied councils of war, award-winning military historian Lewis... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson and Vietnamby Herbert Y. Schandler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This book examines the events that led up to the day--March 31, 1968--when Lyndon Johnson dramatically renounced any attempt to be reelected president of the United States. It offers one of the best descriptions of U.S. policy surrounding the Tet offensive of that fateful March--a historic turning point in the war in Vietnam that led directly to the... more...

  • SAS Insiderby Clint Palmer; Robert Macklin

    Hachette Australia 2014; US$ 32.74

    The true story of Australia's SAS and the soldier who was there from the start. more...