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  • The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships, Part IVby William Conrad Gibbons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 128.95

    This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival... more...

  • Abandoned in Hellby William Albracht; Marvin Wolf; Joseph L. Galloway

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments?some 6,000 men?crossed the Cambodian... more...

  • 365 Daysby Ronald J. Glasser

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The classic and heartrending account of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of an army doctor In 1968, as a serviceman in the Vietnam War, Dr. Ronald Glasser was sent to Japan to work at the US Army hospital at Camp Zama. It was the only general army hospital in Japan, and though Glasser was initially charged with tending to the children... 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...

  • The First Battleby Otto Lehrack

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet... more...

  • Valor in Vietnamby Allen B. Clark

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    Every war continues to dwell in the lives it touched, in the lives of those living through that time, and in those absorbed by its historical significance. The Vietnam War lives on?famously or infamously, depending on political points of view?but those who have ?been there, done that? have a highly personalized window on their time of that history.... 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 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...

  • The Battle of Ap Bacby Neil Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    In the opening years of the Vietnam War, a small group of American military advisors and their South Vietnamese allies were facing down the Viet Cong. The confident Americans were there to do what seemed elementary: help the South Vietnamese army defeat a ragtag guerrilla enemy. They were assured of swift success. But one officer, John Paul Vann, saw... more...