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  • Body Countsby Yen Le Espiritu

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es) examines how the Vietnam War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re)production of American and Vietnamese American identities. Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, this book retheorizes the connections among... more...

  • The Frost Weedsby Kathleen Murphy Willer; Alyson Flippo

    Hellgate Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    During the early years of the Vietnam War, a small group of American soldiers carried the fight to the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army, often under difficult circumstances. Their sacrifices generally went unrecognized and unappreciated by a mostly indifferent nation. But a massive influx of American troops would soon alter the entire nature... more...

  • The Tragedy of the Vietnam Warby Van Nguyen Duong

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    What Americans call the Vietnam War actually began in December 1946 with a struggle between the communists and the French for possession of the country--but Vietnam's strategic position in southeast Asia inevitably led to the involvement of other countries. Written by an officer in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, this poignant memoir seeks... more...

  • Mourning Headband for Hueby Nha Ca; Olga Dror

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father’s funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people... more...

  • Saigon to San Diegoby Trinh Do

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 35.00

    "When I was 12, I didn't think I would get past ninth grade. When I was 14, I didn't think I would live to my twentieth birthday. For me to be here today is a dream beyond my comprehension." Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War's aftermath, this memoir tells the story of Trinh Do, a boy fighting for survival in newly unified... more...

  • Surprised at Being Aliveby Robert F. Curtis

    Casemate 2014; US$ 2.77

    Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isn’t your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of... more...

  • Richard Nixon and the Vietnam Warby David F. Schmitz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.00

    In Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, David F. Shmitz provides students of US history and the Vietnam era with an up-to-date analysis of Nixon’s Vietnam policy in a brief and accessible book that addresses the main controversies of the Nixon years. Richard Nixon came into office seeking a decisive victory in Vietnam, and expanded the war in hopes... more...

  • The Vietnam Warby Michael P. Sullivan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The war in Vietnam achieved almost none of the goals the American decision-makers formulated, and it cost more than 56,000 American lives. Yet, until recently, Americans have preferred to ignore the causes and consequences of this disaster by treating the war as an aberration in United States foreign policy, an unfortunate but unique mistake. What... more...

  • Sword and Scalpelby Larry Rogers

    Hellgate Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    A fascinating memoir detailing the life and experiences of Dr. Larry Rogers, MD, who volunteered to serve as a medical doctor in Vietnam during the most intense phase of fighting--the days and months leading up to the infamous Tet Offensive. Slogging through streams and jungle, he and his colleagues weathered not only fire fights and rockets attacks... more...

  • 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...