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Vietnam War

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  • The Turner Diariesby Andrew Macdonald

    Barricade Books 1996; US$ 9.99

    At 9:02 am on Wednesday April 19, 1995, two tons of explosives ripped apart the federal office building in Oklahoma City and the psyche of America. The worst case of domestic terrorism in our history, this explosion killed 169 men, women, and children. The author of this book has written, If [this book] had been available to the general public . .... more...

  • Lessons in Disasterby Gordon M. Goldstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79

    A revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, drawing on the insights and reassessments of one of the war's architects "I had a part in a great failure. I made mistakes of perception, recommendation and execution. If I have learned anything I should share it." These are not words that Americans ever expected to... more...

  • Five Years to Freedomby James N. Rowe

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive. In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die.... more...

  • Dereliction of Dutyby H. R. McMaster

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.51

    "The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion) Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully... more...

  • Black Heartsby Jim Frederick

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 15.72

    Quite possibly the defining book about the Iraq War, a masterpiece of reportage that reads like a thriller more...

  • The Ravensby Christopher Robbins

    Apostrophe Books Ltd 2012; US$ 5.99

    "These are the heroes no one told you about" - Tom Clancy. The incredible true story of the United States fighter pilots who risked their lives in a top-secret campaign in Laos during the Vietnam War. Wearing no uniform and carrying no ID, the Ravens operated outside the US Air Force, accepting the murderous casualty rates of this elite unit. more...

  • Revolutionary Charactersby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.32

    In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, "What made these men great?" and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton,... more...

  • The Scratch of a Penby Colin G. Calloway

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    In this superb volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series, Colin Calloway reveals how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 had a profound effect on American history, setting in motion a cascade of unexpected consequences, as Indians and Europeans, settlers and frontiersmen, all struggled to adapt to new boundaries, new alignments, and new relationships.... more...

  • The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedomby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Battle Cry of Freedom is the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the... more...

  • Chickenhawkby Robert Mason

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    'I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. It should have put me off for life. Robert Mason tells a gripping account of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.' Tim Peake A stunning book about the right... more...