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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95
In this Marine combat memoir, Steve Johnson recounts his service in Vietnam from April 1967 to May 1968. Only 17 when he enlisted in 1964, Johnson deployed to Vietnam with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, and his tour included such now famous locations as Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, Nha Trang and Quang Tri, among others. With a sometimes... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 1992; US$ 22.95
"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...
- 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...
- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 29.95
The defeat of South Vietnam was arguably America?s worst foreign policy disaster of the 20th Century. Yet a complete understanding of the endgame?from the 27 January 1973 signing of the Paris Peace Accords to South Vietnam?s surrender on 30 April 1975?has eluded us. Black April addresses that deficit. A culmination of exhaustive research in three... more...
- 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...
- 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...