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Dak to: America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
Dak to: America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
by Edward Murphy
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The action-packed true story of the173rd Airborne Brigade, who from June to November, 1967, fought many of the bloodiest battles of the entire, decade-long Vietnam War at the small mountain hamlet in the Central Highlands called Dak To.... (read more)

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The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam
The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam
by Martin Windrow
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In December 1953 French paratroopers, who had been searching for the elusive Vietnamese army, were quickly isolated by them and forced to retreat into their out-gunned and desolate jungle base-a small place called Dien Bien Phu. The Vietnamese besieged... (read more)

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The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
by Denise Chong
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The world will never forget the 1972 Pulitizer Prize-winning photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, running naked in terror after a napalm strike in Vietnam. Denise Chong now presents the timely and sensitive story of the "napalm girl" as she struggles to... (read more)

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Hell in a Very Small Place (66 Edition)
Hell in a Very Small Place (66 Edition)
by Bernard B. Fall
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The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army... (read more)

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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (Library of America)
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (Library of America)
by Library Of America
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Now in paperback comes a unique collection that captures a dramatic and controversial war and the brilliant generation of American journalists who reported it. Includes a new Introduction by Ward Just.... (read more)

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The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam
The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam
by Andrew Wiest
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When the 160 men of Charlie Company (4th Battalion/47th Infantry/9th ID) were drafted by the US Army in May 1966, they were part of the wave of conscription that would swell the American military to 80,000 combat troops in theater by the height of the... (read more)

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Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam
Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam
by Philip Caputo
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Philip Caputo has been a witness to the most important struggles of our time, from the hot green hell of Vietnam to the dusty mountains of Afghanistan and the bloodstained streets of Beirut. In Means of Eascape, Caputo intersperses imaginative retellings... (read more)

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Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam
Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam
by Gareth Porter
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Perils of Dominance is the first completely new interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It provides an authoritative challenge to the prevailing explanation that U.S. officials adhered blindly to a Cold War doctrine that... (read more)

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Even the Women Must Fight : Memories of War From North Vietnam (98 Edition)
Even the Women Must Fight : Memories of War From North Vietnam (98 Edition)
by Karen Gottschang Turner
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Even the Women Must Fight "Karen Turner and Phan Thanh Hao have brought scholarship and compassion to a long-neglected aspect of the Vietnam War--the contributions of Vietnamese women to the independence struggle of their nation and the terrible price... (read more)

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Vietnam War : Concise International History (08 Edition)
Vietnam War : Concise International History (08 Edition)
by Mark Atwood Lawrence
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The Vietnam War remains a topic of extraordinary interest, not least because of striking parallels between that conflict and more recent fighting in the Middle East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence draws upon the latest research in archives... (read more)

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War Stories: False Atrocity Tales, Swift Boaters, and Winter Soldiers-What Really Happened in Vietnam
War Stories: False Atrocity Tales, Swift Boaters, and Winter Soldiers-What Really Happened in Vietnam
by Gary Kulik
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War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the... (read more)

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Vietnam : Explaining America's Lost War (08 Edition)
Vietnam : Explaining America's Lost War (08 Edition)
by Gary R. Hess
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In Vietnam, Gary R. Hess describes and evaluates the main arguments of scholars, participants, and journalists – both revisionist and orthodox in their approach – as they consider why the United States was unable to achieve its objectives... (read more)

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Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965
Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965
by Mark Moyar
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Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, Mark Moyar, an eminent military historian and expert on American diplomatic and intelligence history, demonstrates that leaders and government officials were right to believe that the fall of South Vietnam would... (read more)

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Patriots : Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (03 Edition)
Patriots : Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (03 Edition)
by Christian G. Appy
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The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnams place in Americas self-image How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral... (read more)

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Fire in the Lake : the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (72 Edition)
Fire in the Lake : the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (72 Edition)
by Frances Fitzgerald
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-485) and index.... (read more)

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The Battle of Dienbienphu
The Battle of Dienbienphu
by Jules Roy
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Forty years ago, France's war with the anticolonial Communist-led Vietminh insurgency climaxed in the bloody battle for the valley of Dienbienphu. The Vietminh's victory put the 17 million people of North Vietnam under Communist rule and would, in two... (read more)

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Vietnam: America in the War Years #01: Antiwarriors: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds
Vietnam: America in the War Years #01: Antiwarriors: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds
by Melvin Small
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Includes bibliographical references and (p. 165-168) index.... (read more)

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
by Bernard B Fall
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The siege of Dien Bien Phu, in which a guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French colonial army, must rank with Waterloo, Gettysburg, Midway, Stalingrad, and Tet as one of the decisive battles in military history. Not only... (read more)

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Hoover Essays #6: Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
Hoover Essays #6: Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
by James B. Stockdale
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When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal... (read more)

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What It Is Like to Go to War
What It Is Like to Go to War
by Karl Marlantes
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Fast off the success of his devastating Vietnam War novel, Karl Marlantes gives us his incredibly readable treatise on soldier psychology, Reflections on Combat: Psyche, Soul, and Consciousness in Modern Warfare. Writing in a personal address to youths... (read more)

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