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Embers of War
Embers of War
by Fredrik Logevall
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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARS Winner of the Pulitzer Prize • Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians • Shortlisted for the American Library in Paris Book Award &bull... (read more)

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The TET Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion (Vietnam: America in the War Years)
The TET Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion (Vietnam: America in the War Years)
by David F Schmitz
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The Vietnamese communist offensive against the urban cities that was launched during the holiday of Tet in 1968 is often portrayed as a decisive military win for the United States that was subsequently turned into a defeat by a news media misleading... (read more)

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Clashes: Air Combat Over North Vietnam, 1965-1972
Clashes: Air Combat Over North Vietnam, 1965-1972
by Marshall L. Michel, Iii
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This classic work--part of the Marine Corps reading list--makes full use of declassified U.S. documents to offer the first comprehensive study of fighter combat over North Vietnam. Marshall Michel's balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes... (read more)

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Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press
Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press
by Pete Hamill
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To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the 20th century. Collected here are images that tell the story of the war... (read more)

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Sog Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam the Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
Sog Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam the Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
by John L. Plaster
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SOG was the most secret elite U.S. military unit to serve in the war in Vietnam, so secret it was "black" - meaning its very existence was carefully concealed, even denied by the government. Innocuously code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG... (read more)

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Secrets
Secrets
by Daniel Ellsberg
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In 1971 former Cold War hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers-a 7,000-page top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that... (read more)

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Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967
Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967
by Otto J Lehrack
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“Oh, yes,” a retired NVA officer matter-of-factly declared to former U.S. Marine Otto J. Lehrack. “In the Que Son Valley in 1967, we killed more Americans than at any time or place during the war.” Road of 10,000 Pains, which... (read more)

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Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968
Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968
by Nha Ca
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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... (read more)

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Very Crazy G.I.: Strange But True Stories of the Vietnam War
Very Crazy G.I.: Strange But True Stories of the Vietnam War
by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson
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DEAD RECKONING Perhaps one of the deadliest threats to anyone sta-tioned in Vietnam during the war came from Viet Cong or North Vietnamese Army mortar or Katyusha 122mm-rocket artillery fire. At any moment and, seem-ingly, any facility, the "... (read more)

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LRRP Company Command: The Cav's Lrp/Rangers in Vietnam, 1968-1969
LRRP Company Command: The Cav's Lrp/Rangers in Vietnam, 1968-1969
by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson
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On October 18, 1968, Capt. George Paccerelli was selected to take over the 1st Air Cavalry Division's long-range patrol company. He had been handpicked for the job because of his impressive military credentials and because an "experienced"... (read more)

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Sog: A Photo History of the Secret Wars
Sog: A Photo History of the Secret Wars
by John Plaster
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This is the companion photo history to SOG: The Secret Wars of American's Commandos in Vietnam. In 1972 the U.S. military took steps to ensure that such a book could never be printed by destroying all the known photos that existed of the top-secret... (read more)

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Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War
Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War
by Michael Sallah
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Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss were co-authors of the Toledo Blade?s remarkable series on the Tiger Force massacre. Together, they won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for their Tiger Force stories. Sallah currently is the investigations editor for the Miami... (read more)

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Warriors: An Infantryman's Memoir of Vietnam
Warriors: An Infantryman's Memoir of Vietnam
by Robert Tonsetic
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"He tells the story ...with crisp, clean, fast-moving prose, unromanticized and unsentimental, but not without affection for the men of Charlie Company." -Carl Schoettler, Baltimore Sun April 7, 2004. “His straightforward, low-key account... (read more)

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A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
by Robert Schulzinger
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Schunzinger (history and international affairs, U. of Colorado- Boulder), draws on primary sources in private and public archives to recount the three decades of US involvement in southeast Asia. He describes military factors such as the French defeat... (read more)

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New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact
New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact
by Nathalie Huynh Chau (edt) Nguyen
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This collection of 21 essays unites Vietnamese, American, Australian, and French scholars. The essays are grouped in sections on war and politics, memorials and commemoration, war and women... (read more)

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Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues
Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues
by Charles Henderson
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In the United States Marine Corps, the most dangerous job in combat is that of the sniper. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappeared for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will... (read more)

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An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia
An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia
by Bill Hendon
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“A sprawling indictment of eight U.S. administrations. A convincing, urgent argument.” —Kirkus Reviews “The descriptions of Hendons. . . personal mission provide an intriguing story—and carry the ring of truth... (read more)

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Spitting Image
Spitting Image
by Jerry Lembcke
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Long hair in the 60s, Afros in the early 70s, bobs in the 80s, fuschia in the 90s. Hair is one of the first attributes to catch our eye, not only because it reflects perceptions of attractiveness or unattractiveness, but also because it conveys important... (read more)

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The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era
The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era
by Boston Publishing Company (cor)
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A must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the 50th anniversary of the war. When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered... (read more)

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Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation
Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation
by Mark Boulton
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The original 1944 G.I. Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. In popular mythology, it stands as the capstone of the Greatest Generation narrative of World War II, a fitting reward for the nations heroes. Given the almost universal... (read more)

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