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  • Why South Vietnam Fellby Anthony James Joes

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the administration of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam and the U.S. involvement in his assassination. Joes analyzes why and how South Vietnam survived all Communist attempts to overthrow it until the U.S. Congress allowed the predominantly anti-Communist population to be conquered by the North. more...

  • The Moon in the Banyan Treeby Gael Harrison

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 4.36

    I have walked through these streets at night, when all is silent and only the moonlight casts shadows over the clean and deserted pavements. The architecture retakes centre stage, and the classic French style of the building designs once again becomes apparent. As you walk, your eyes are drawn to the beautiful carved doorways and ornate shutters.... more...

  • Descending Dragon, Rising Tigerby Vu Hong Lien; Peter Sharrock

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    Outside of its war with the United States, Vietnam?s past has often been neglected and understudied. Whether as an aspiring subordinate or a rebel province, Vietnam has been viewed by most historians in relation to its larger neighbor to the north, China. Seeking to reshape these accounts, Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep... more...

  • Vietnamby D.R. SarDesai

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Recent U.S. military interventions in Kosovo and Iraq have stirred public memories of the long and costly Vietnam conflict. Scholars and strategists, military leaders and media continue to raise questions such as what motivated the Vietnamese to wage a protracted conflict first against the French and later against the Americans at such great economic... more...

  • A Short History of the Vietnam Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    A concise, accessible history of one of the most important and fascinating conflicts of the 20th century On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society... more...

  • Vietnamby Gary R. Hess

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95

    Now available in a completely revised and updated second edition, Vietnam: Explaining America?s Lost War is an award-winning historiography of one of the 20 th century?s seminal conflicts. Looks at many facets of Vietnam War, examining central arguments of scholars, journalists, and participants and providing evidence on both sides of controversies... more...

  • 100 Missions Northby Ken Bell

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    In 100 Missions North , Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous "Thud", in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. What was it like to face these odds day after day? We learn that men sustained by faith in each other and joined by the unique bonds of combat can overcome anxiety,... more...

  • Chained Eagleby Everett Alvarez Jr.

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    On August 5, 1964, while Lt. (jg) Everett Alvarez was flying a retaliatory air strike against naval targets in North Vietnam, antiaircraft fire crippled his A-4 fighter-bomber, forcing him to eject over water at low altitude. Alvarez relates the engrossing tale of his capture by fishermen, brutal treatment by the North Vietnamese, physical and mental... more...

  • "War Stories"by Gary Kulik

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the 2004 presidential campaign. John Kerry campaigned as a war hero. His opponents cast him as a liar... more...

  • The Spitting Imageby Jerry Lembcke

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 22.10

    One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester often a woman spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a... more...