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Vietnam War

  • In The Company Of Heroesby Michael J Durant

    Transworld 2014; US$ 11.88

    In the autumn of 1993, American special forces were dispatched to the famine-stricken land of Somalia. Their intervention in this war-torn country was the most dramatic US military action since Vietnam. A routine mission went horribly wrong when Michael Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu and he was quickly surrounded by Somali... more...

  • The Nixon Tapesby Douglas Brinkley; Luke Nichter

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 35.00

    The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio recordings have finally been released over the past decade by the National Archives, yet only fewer than 5% of them have been transcribed and... more...

  • The Battle of Ap Bacby Neil Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. 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,... more...

  • Nursing Rural Americaby John Kirchgessner; Arlene Keeling

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00

    "Each chapter depicts nurses facing and overcoming a multitude of challenges as they addressed the medical needs of rural Americans. Because of their spirit of acceptance and community cooperation, their outcomes were remarkable: fully immunized communities, a decrease in mortality rates, statewide health policy implementation, and growth in community... more...

  • A New Introduction to American Studiesby Howard Temperley; Christopher Bigsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    A New Introduction to American Studies provides a coherent portrait of American history, literature, politics, culture and society, and also deals with some of the central themes and preoccupations of American life. It will provoke students into thinking about what it actually means to study a culture. Ideals such as the commitment to liberty,... more...

  • Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Cultureby Sarah N. Roth

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Argues that white women, as creators and consumers of popular culture media, played a pivotal role in the demasculinization of black men during the antebellum period. more...

  • Constructing Raceby Tracy Teslow

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores how physical anthropologists struggled to understand variation in bodies and cultures in the twentieth century. more...

  • To Hanoi and Backby Wayne Thompson; Richard P. Hallion

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations to make... more...

  • The Northern Garrisonsby Eric Linklater

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    The Northern Garrisons visits the soldiers of WWII in some of the most barren and inhospitable of outposts. Eric Linklater, in his mission to document the lives, trials and achievements of these men, travelled to Shetland, Orkney, the Faeroes and Iceland. In Iceland Linklater notes how quickly the soldiers must adapt to their surroundings whilst... more...

  • The Highland Divisionby Eric Linklater

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    The Highland Territorials were made up of the 51st Division, who had fought bravely in the Great War, and entered WWII with a fearsome and loyal reputation. Here Erik Linklater draws from letters and War diaries alongside the official table of movements to construct a vivid picture of the battles, triumphs, and ultimately defeat, of the Highland Division... more...