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Vietnam War

  • The Tragedy of Vietnamby Patrick J. Hearden

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 66.95

    The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text providing a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Patrick J. Hearden offers historical background of the conflict and examines its long-term consequences on a regional and global scale. This fifth edition includes expanded discussions of postwar American–Vietnamese... more...

  • American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectabilityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability... more...

  • Future Historyby Kristina Bross

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Future History traces the ways that English and American writers oriented themselves along an East-West axis to fantasize their place in the world. more...

  • Vietnamby Nigel Cawthorne

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2017; US$ 4.99

    Vietnam was the longest war in American history. US ground troops and their Australian, New Zealand and Korean allies were committed there for eight long years. In all, the American commitment in Southeast Asia lasted 15 years. During that time over 46,000 US servicemen died in battle. The Australian and New Zealand troops who fought there lost 496... more...

  • Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Dayby Paul French

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 5.63

    Saturday, August 14, 1937 - that summer Shanghai was expecting to be hit by a typhoon of 'violent intensity'. The typhoon passed, but what did strike Shanghai was a man-made typhoon of bombs and shrapnel that brought aerial death and destruction such as no city had ever seen before. The clock outside the Cathay Hotel stopped at 4.27 p.m. precisely... more...

  • Illumination Roundsby Michael Herr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    Fresh in his boots and three days in-country, Michael Herr is in a Chinook when a young soldier across from him is gunned. “It took me a month to lose that feeling of being a spectator to something that was part game, part show.”   Written in unforgettable and unflinching detail, Herr captures the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity... more...

  • An Illness Caused by Youthby Tom Bissell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    Veteran Jack Bissell only deepened the abyss between him and his son Tom when he talked about the Vietnam war. But, when a magazine editor sends the two back to Vietnam for a story, Tom reopens the conversation and confronts his father’s past and the man that had seemed impossibly remote. Part history, memoir, and travelogue, Tom Bissell’s is a haunting,... more...

  • Fathers and Daughtersby Le Ly Hayslip; Jay Wurts

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. In this harrowing selection... more...

  • The 1964 Election and Its Aftermathby Robert Mcnamara

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    "Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable, and altogether compelling book."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Written twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's... more...

  • Because Our Fathers Liedby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 0.99

    Robert S. McNamara was the official face of Vietnam, the technocrat with steel-rimmed glasses and an ironclad faith in numbers who kept insisting that the war was winnable long after he had ceased to believe it was.   In his insightful, morally devastating book, The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes Robert S. McNamara's story with... more...