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Vietnamese Conflict

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  • The Vietnam Warby Michael P. Sullivan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The war in Vietnam achieved almost none of the goals the American decision-makers formulated, and it cost more than 56,000 American lives. Yet, until recently, Americans have preferred to ignore the causes and consequences of this disaster by treating the war as an aberration in United States foreign policy, an unfortunate but unique mistake. What... more...

  • Sword and Scalpelby Larry Rogers

    Hellgate Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    A fascinating memoir detailing the life and experiences of Dr. Larry Rogers, MD, who volunteered to serve as a medical doctor in Vietnam during the most intense phase of fighting--the days and months leading up to the infamous Tet Offensive. Slogging through streams and jungle, he and his colleagues weathered not only fire fights and rockets attacks... more...

  • The Ghosts of Thua Thienby John A. Nesser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    Drafted in October 1968, John A. Nesser left behind his wife and young son to fight in the controversial Vietnam War. Like many in his generation, he was deeply at odds with himself over the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, instilled with a strong sense of duty to his country but uncertain about its mission and his role in it. Nesser was deployed to the... more...

  • The Vietnam War: Vietnamese and American Perspectivesby Jayne Werner; Luu Doan Huynh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume derives from an unprecedented seminar held at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in November 1990. At the seminar, leading Western diplomatic and military historians and Vietnam scholars met with prominent Vietnamese Communists to reflect on the Vietnam War. The book contains four parts: The Vietnamese Revolution... more...

  • The American South and the Vietnam Warby Joseph A. Fry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    To fully comprehend the Vietnam War, it is essential to understand the central role that southerners played in the nation's commitment to the war, in the conflict's duration, and in the fighting itself. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Georgia oversaw the dramatic escalation of U.S. military involvement from... 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 Anthony S. Pitch; 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...

  • After the Hero's Welcomeby Dorothy H. McDaniel

    WND Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    <p>"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured and even prepared to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned. It is that one American is not worth the effort to be found, we, as Americans, have lost."</p><p>These are the words of Captain Eugene "Red" McDaniel, who for... more...

  • Eye of the Tigerby John Edmund Delezen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    "We live together under the thick canopy, each searching for the other; the same leeches and mosquitoes that feed on our blood feed on his blood." John Edmund Delezen felt a kinship with the people he was instructed to kill in Vietnam; they were all at the mercy of the land. His memoir begins when he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent... more...

  • The Uncensored Warby Daniel C. Hallin

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    "A first-rate book which throws new light on the topic"-- The Washington Post Book World . "This splendid study of the way the media actually covered the war is among the best and most important books published on the war in Vietnam"-- History Book Review . This incisive history of the role of the media in Vietnam shows that, far from being consistently... more...