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Dispatches
Dispatches
by Michael Herr
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“The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.” —John le Carré“In the great line of Crane, Orwell, and Hemingway . . . Herr reaches an excruciating level of intensity . . . He seems to have brought to... (read more)

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Survival in the Killing Fields (87 Edition)
Survival in the Killing Fields (87 Edition)
by Ngor Haing
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Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime. I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust. That's who I am," says Haing Ngor. And in his memoir, Survival in the Killing Fields, he tells the gripping and frequently terrifying story of... (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 Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars
The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars
by Andrew X Pham
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Once wealthy landowners, Thong Van Pham’s family was shattered by the tumultuous events of the twentieth century: the festering French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Vietnam War. Told in dazzling... (read more)

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America in Vietnam : a Documentary History (85 Edition)
America in Vietnam : a Documentary History (85 Edition)
by William Appleman Williams
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Through a wide variety of documents--including newly opened presidential papers, congressional debates, military reports, treaties, and newspaper articles--the authors trace the origins of the war back to pre-World War II attitudes and then proceed... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Sacred War : Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam (95 Edition)
Sacred War : Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam (95 Edition)
by William J. Duiker
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This supplementary book provides a history of the Vietnam War from the perspective of North Vietnam. Professor Duiker is one of the English speaking world's foremost authorities on this period of Vietnamese history and is a former foreign service officer... (read more)

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Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by David I. Steinberg
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No country in Asia in recent years has undergone so massive a political shift in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, a country where Nobel... (read more)

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Special Men: A Lrp's Recollections
Special Men: A Lrp's Recollections
by Dennis Foley
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The author of the novel Long Range Patrol offers his exciting true account of an illustrious career in the Army and his several tours of Vietnam serving with the cream of the airborne crop. Foley vividly recounts the courage and sacrifice of American... (read more)

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Vietnam: the Necessary War : a Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict (99 Edition)
Vietnam: the Necessary War : a Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict (99 Edition)
by Michael Lind
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What went wrong in Vietnam? Michael Lind casts new light on one of the most contentious episodes in American history in this controversial bestseller. In this groundgreaking reinterpretation of America's most disatrous and controversial war, Michael Lind... (read more)

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My Lai: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
My Lai: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by James S Olson
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The massacre at My Lai on March 16, 1968 continues to haunt students of the Vietnam War as a moment that challenges notions of American virtue. James Olson and Randy Roberts have combed unpublished testimony and gather a collection of eyewitness accounts... (read more)

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
by Giles Milton
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The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of... (read more)

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Vietnam: A History
Vietnam: A History
by Stanley Karnow
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"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have."—Boston Globe. "Superb, balanced in interpretation... immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."—George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.... (read more)

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
by Loung Ung
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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to... (read more)

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Girl in the Picture
Girl in the Picture
by Denise Chong
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On June 8, 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her blazing village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph-one of the most unforgettable images of the twentieth century-was seen around the world and... (read more)

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For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War
For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War
by Mac McClelland
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It's time the world understood what's going on in Burma. It has more child soldiers than any other country in the world, the CIA had its first secret war there, and it's also home to the Darfur you've never heard of. In 2006, Mac McClelland arrived to... (read more)

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Vietnam: Four American Perspectives: Lectures
Vietnam: Four American Perspectives: Lectures
by Patrick F. Hearden
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This collection of speeches delivered in 1987 presents the widely diverging opinions of four influenza] men: an eminent politician, a professional soldier, a government consultant, and a distinguished scholar. The first contributor, Senator George S... (read more)

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The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79, Third Edition
The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79, Third Edition
by Ben Kiernan
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The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book--the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime... (read more)

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Southeast Asia in the New International Era (6TH 13 Edition)
Southeast Asia in the New International Era (6TH 13 Edition)
by Clark D. Neher
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Southeast Asia in the New International Era highlights the dramatic political events sweeping a dynamic region populated by more than 500 million people. Where economic boom and crisis dominated events in the late twentieth century, economic recovery and... (read more)

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Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (Studies in War, Society, and the Militar)
Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (Studies in War, Society, and the Militar)
by Beverly Deepe Keever
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In 1961, equipped with a masters degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South... (read more)

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