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  • 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$ 23.95

    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...

  • War and Revolution in Vietnamby Kevin Ruane

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 34.95

    Written for undergradaute courses on postwar American foreign policy, Southeast Asian history, the Cold War, the Vietnam war, international relations, decolonization, and third world communism, this introduction uses the wealth of recent research to place the Vietnam war within the contexts of European colonization, American Cold War strategy and Vietnam's... more...

  • Ending the Vietnam Warby Cheng Guan Ang

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research, including Vietnamese, Chinese and former Soviet sources, tells the story of the war from the Tet offensive in 1968 up to the reunification of... more...

  • Death of a Generationby Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    The assassination of John F. Kennedy led to the "death of a generation". The president had planned to withdraw all special forces by the end of 1965. But White House involvement in the Coup undercut the withdrawal effort and ultimately led to the war that Kennedy had sought to prevent. more...