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- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68
A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99
The arrival of Emperor Gia Long in 1802 began the flowering of Hué, with the building of a Chinese-style Forbidden City and the construction of royal tombs along the Perfume River. When Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in 1945, Hué ceased to be the capital of Vietnam, and Hanoi was reinstated. Hué was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
Nha Trang has a huge variety of hotels, almost all within a few blocks of the Pacific beaches. Most of the hotels have gardens with restaurants, and all offer decent Asian and Western food. There are lots of ocean-front bars and some discos open until all hours. People come to Nha Trang for three reasons: To eat seafood, to chill out, and to try the... more...
- Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95
Vietnam: Rethinking the State offers an exciting and up-to-date look at the politics of this fascinating country as it seeks to make the transition from a war-torn economic backwater to a dynamic modern society. Martin Gainsborough argues for a move away from the idea of reform as commonly understood and towards a deeper understanding of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
In clear, lucid prose, Vietnam War, Revised Edition explores the critical questions surrounding the United States' experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon B. Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965? How was it possible for the North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory?... more...
- Encounter Books 2011; US$ 15.99
On April 19, 1967, Air Force Colonel Leo Thorsness was on a mission over North Vietnam when his wingman was shot down by an enemy MiG, which then lined up for a gunnery pass on the two American pilots who had bailed out. Although his F 105 was not designed for aerial combat, Thorsness engaged the MiG and destroyed it. Spotting four more MiGs, he fought... more...
The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 435.00
The Vietnam War lasted more than a decade, was the longest war in U.S. history, and cost the lives of nearly 60,000 American soldiers, as well as millions of Vietnamese?many of whom were uninvolved civilians. The lessons learned from this tragic conflict continue to have great relevance in today's world. Now in its second edition, The Encyclopedia... more...
- MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00
In the early 1970s, as U.S. combat forces began to withdraw from Southeast Asia, South Vietnamese and Cambodian forces continued the fight against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF), more commonly known as the Viet Cong. Despite the evacuation of its ground troops, the United States... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99
Peter Dale Scott examines the many ways in which war policy has been driven by ?accidents? and other events in the field, in some cases despite moves toward peace that were directed by presidents. This book explores the ?deep politics? that exerts a profound but too-little-understood effect on national policy outside the control of traditional democratic... more...