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- 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...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
Philip Katcher provides an overview to the conflict that engulfed Vietnam following the division of the country into two along the 17th Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the US forces, including the army, Special Forces, air force, navy and marine corps, are dealt with in detail, together with those of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79
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...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 21.99
The thrilling story of the young Australian Army engineers of 3 Field Troop who were the first allied soldiers to risk their lives in the darkness of the Vietcong tunnels of South Vietnam. Staring death squarely in the face every day, these young Australian Army engineers not only followed their enemy down into these unknown underground labyrinths,... more...