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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
This book brings to light many aspects of the Tet offensive of 1968, an event acknowledged as the turning-point of the Vietnam War. Using previously unseen Communist Vietnamese documents combined with sources of Western origin, the author provides a more accurate version of the events, their significance, and reveals the crucial role played by US intelligence. more...
- Hamilton Books 2008; US$ 52.99
Lurps is the revised edition of the memoir of a juvenile delinquent who drops out of ninth grade to chase his dream of military service. After volunteering for Vietnam, he joins the elite U.S. Army LRRP / Rangers?small, heavily armed long-range reconnaissance teams that patrol deep in enemy-held territory. more...
- Exisle Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99
This landmark publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealands involvement in the Vietnam War, and will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication completes the programme of official war histories that began in 1945.Ian McGibbons primary focus is what New Zealand did in South... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 26.95
Chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska In 1961, equipped with a master?s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having... more...