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Vietnamese Conflict

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  • The Lotus Unleashedby Robert J. Topmiller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 30.00

    During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese Buddhist peace activists made extraordinary sacrifices -- including self-immolation -- to try to end the fighting. They hoped to establish a neutralist government that would broker peace with the Communists and expel the Americans. Robert J. Topmiller explores South Vietnamese attitudes toward the war, the insurgency,... more...

  • True Faith and Allegianceby Mike McDermott

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    True Faith and Allegiance: An American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc is an intimate and compelling account of the most brutal infantry warfare and is also a critique of the mishandling of America?s departure from Indochina. An unintended consequence of Washington?s stampede to get out of Indochina was an upsurge in combat on a scale... more...

  • Campus Warsby Kenneth J. Heineman

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 27.00

    "At the same time that the dangerous war was being fought in the jungles of Vietnam, Campus Wars were being fought in the United States by antiwar protesters. Kenneth J. Heineman found that the campus peace campaign was first spurred at state universities rather than at the big-name colleges. His useful book examines the outside forces, like military... more...

  • The Columbia History of the Vietnam Warby David L. Anderson

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 74.99

    America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in debates over strategy and defense and within the discourse on the identity of the United States as a nation. Through fifteen essays rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War is a chronological and critical collective history central to any discussion of... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam Warby David L. Anderson

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    More than a quarter of a century after the last Marine Corps Huey left the American embassy in Saigon, the lessons and legacies of the most divisive war in twentieth-century American history are as hotly debated as ever. Why did successive administrations choose little-known Vietnam as the "test case" of American commitment in the fight against communism?... more...

  • Ground Pounderby Gregory V Short

    University of North Texas Press 2012; US$ 23.96

    In early February of 1968, at the beginning of the Tet Offensive, Private First Class Gregory V. Short arrived in Vietnam as an eighteen-year-old U.S. Marine beginning his tour of duty as an 81mm mortarman at Con Thien near the DMZ. Soon thereafter Short left his mortar crew and became an 81mm?s Forward Observer working with the U.S. Army?s 1st Air... more...

  • When We Walked Above the Cloudsby H. Lee Barnes

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 29.95

    There is the mythology of the Green Berets, of their clandestine, special operations as celebrated in story and song. And then there is the reality of one soldier?s experience, the day-to-day loss and drudgery of a Green Beret such as H. Lee Barnes, whose story conveys the daily grind and quiet desperation behind polished-for-public-consumption accounts... more...

  • Chickenhawkby Robert Mason

    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...

  • A Patch of Groundby Michael Archer

    Hellgate Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    A poignant, often humorous, recollection of the siege of Khe Sanha pivotal turning point in the American war in Vietnam. Under constant bombardment from the enemy, Michael Archer and his cadre of young Marines Orr, Pig, Old Woman and Savage, just to name a few managed to survive and, in the process, learn about manhood, sacrifice and the darkest recesses... more...

  • Vietnamby Bruce Davies; Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    Take a journey back to the front line with two Australian veterans as they retrace the footsteps of soldiers and politicians, villagers and the enemy in a meticulously researched new history of the Vietnam War. more...