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Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Com...

John L. Plaster

Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite U.S. military unit to serve in the Vietnam War-its very existence denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as t...

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Published: Sep 2010

Honor Denied: The Truth About Air Ame...

Allen Cates

Air America flight crews, hired as civilians, but castigated as mercenaries, malcontents, and psychopaths, operated military aircraft and performed yeoman service for twenty-five years until the war in Southeast Asia ended on a roofto...

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Published: Nov 2011

Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the B...

Joe Fair

"Call Sign Dracula" provides an outstanding, valuable and worthy in-depth look into the life of a US Army Infantry soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) in Vietnam. It is a genuine, firsthan...

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Published: Feb 2014

Battle Story: TET Offensive 1968

Andrew Rawson

The Viet Cong campaign that shook the United StatesBy January 31, 1968, the U.S. had been fighting the Vietnam War for more than 10 years, but the American people never thought they wouldn't win. The Tet Offensive changed all that....

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Published: Jun 2013

In the Jungle... Camping with the Ene...

W. James Seymour

During the Vietnam War, when conventional warfare tactics weren't proving enough to eliminate Communist insurgency, the U.S. Army implemented small unit operations to take a new kind of fight to the enemy. Five to six man Long Range P...

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Published: Mar 2014

Darker than Dark

John Admire

This is a story of the Vietnam War and four young Marines. It's about fighting and killing. Compassion and love, however, are defining parts of the story. The story personalizes what war does to those who fight it and what they do to ...

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Published: Apr 2015

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War a...

Christian G. Appy

The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insight into Vietnam's place in America's self-image  How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? In American Reckoning, Christi...

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Published: Jan 2016

Saigon Has Fallen

Peter Arnett

"Peter Arnett is the best reporter of the Vietnam War." ―David Halberstam, Journalist and HistorianIn this intimate and exclusive remembrance on the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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Published: Apr 2015

Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of...

Mark Bowser

"I want to thank Danny Lane for being brave enough to share his story with the world."~Chuck NorrisBased on an incredible true story, a young Marine fights an unbelievable battle in the abyss of Vietnam. Get a front row seat...

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Published: May 2018

A Code To Keep: The True Story of Ame...

Ernest C. Brace

Ernest C. Brace was a former Marine hero, banished in disgrace from the Corps. In 1965, while working as a civilian pilot in Laos, he was captured and spent the next two years in a bamboo cage with his legs in stocks. His bravery did ...

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Published: Mar 2017

Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam ...

General Patrick Henry Brady

Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place durin...

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Published: Jun 2017

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam ...

Noam Chomsky

Nom Chomsky dismisses efforts to resurrect Camelot—an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shinning knight promising peace, foiled only by assassins bent on stopping this lone hero from withdrawing from Vietnam. Chomsky argu...

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Published: Dec 2014

M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70: U...

Kenneth Estes

Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield--an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vi...

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Published: Nov 2016

Boy in a Slouch Hat

Ted George

For the conscripts of who experienced the Vietnam 'police action', the way the world was seen, shaped, and understood was irretrievably changed by war. In his gentle, humorous and moving memoir, Ted George gives voice to the experienc...

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Published: Mar 2014

McNamara's Folly

Hamilton Gregory

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara were desperate to find additional troops for the Vietnam War, but they feared that they would alienate middle-class voters if they drafted college boys or sent Re...

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Published: May 2015

Tiger Force: Inward Season Three...Ov...

Leo Heaney

For the past 15 years, members of Tiger Force, an elite group of American paratroopers serving in Vietnam, have been branded in the press as a rogue unit of rampaging GIs. Finally, additional research reveals the confusing rules of en...

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Published: Jul 2018

Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United...

Monika Jensen-Stevenson

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular: American policy on the re...

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Published: Oct 2014

Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Mari...

Gregg Jones

Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and m...

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Published: Apr 2015

Fire Base Illingworth: An Epic True S...

Philip Keith

Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived.In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Viet...

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Published: Oct 2014

A Threat of the First Magnitude

Aaron Leonard

The untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist Party, USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labeled threats to the internal security of t...

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Published: Jan 2018

Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal ...

Eric Poole

There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable accoun...

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Published: Jan 2017

M113 APC 1960–75: US, ARVN, and Aus...

Jamie Prenatt

The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armored vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple "battlefield taxi," over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thous...

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Published: Nov 2017

The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds ...

Michael Putzel

THE PRICE THEY PAID is the stunning and dramatic true story of a legendary helicopter commander in Vietnam and the flight crews that followed him into the most intensive helicopter warfare ever—and how that brutal experience has cha...

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Published: Apr 2015

Summer Wind: A Soldier's Road from In...

Randy and Roxanne Mills

The fascinating and heartbreaking story of Indiana soldier, Dick Wolfe, was preserved in scores of letters he sent home to family, and letters friends sent to him in Vietnam from July 1967 to early January of 1968. On the rare days Wo...

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Published: Nov 2017

Step Forward the Hero: The Story of M...

Donald Spivey

The biography of Milton L. Olive, III, the first African American awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War. We learn not just about Milton Olive the individual, but about the special challenges of an African American coming of a...

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Published: May 2014

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam...

Alvin Townley

"Defiant is Unbroken meets Band of Brothers—and then some." —Congressman Pete SessionsDuring the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of No...

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Published: Feb 2015

Eternally at War

Jeanette Vaughan

Vietnam. A USMC A-4 Skyhawk pilot. PTSD. He survived Vietnam, but would he survive its aftermath? The experiences of combat produce different memories by those whom have served. Some return as warriors, seemingly unscathed. With other...

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Published: Sep 2016

Blueghost Reveille

John W. Harris

These are the recollections of a draftee assigned to an infantry platoon in an air cavalry troop. BlueGhost Reveille follows me as a twenty-two-year-old as I became a squad leader and then Platoon Sergeant during the war in Vietnam. T...

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Published: Sep 2018

The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helic...

James V. Weatherill

James V. Weatherill served as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam from November 1967 to November 1968. His memoir, THE BLADES CARRY ME: INSIDE THE HELICOPTER WAR IN VIETNAM, takes the reader into the CH-47 Chinook helicopter cockpit a...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's Wa...

Andrew Wiest

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 ...

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Published: Oct 2013
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