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  • After My Lai: My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    by Gary W Bray ...
    In the fall of 1969, Gary Bray landed in South Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the My Lai massacre—the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians—eighteen months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Taking Fire

    The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot

    Taking Fire is the incredible memoir by one of the most decorated chopper pilots to emerge from the Vietnam War.Nicknamed "Mini-Man" for his diminutive stature, a mere five-foot-three and 125 pounds in his flight boots, chopper pilot Ron Alexander proved to be a giant in the eyes of the men he rescued from the jungles and paddies of Vietnam. With an unswerving concern for every American soldier ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Vietnam I'm Going !

    Letters from a Young Wac in Vietnam to Her Mother

    Vietnam - Im Going! is the story of a young WAC assigned to Vietnam. It starts with her excitement upon receiving orders and continues with a detailed description of daily living in a combat zone. Readers will be able to follow her through the year while experiencing life as she experienced it from missing clean towels to being blasted out of bed by incoming rockets. She wrote many detailed ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Nothing Ever Dies

    Vietnam and the Memory of War

    Finalist, National Book Critics Circle AwardFinalist, National Book Award in NonfictionA New York Times Book Review “The Year in Reading” SelectionAll wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • In Retrospect

    The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The definitive insider's account of American policy making in Vietnam."Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable, and altogether compelling book."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Written twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Vietnam Wars 1945-1990

    by Marilyn Young ...
    The first book to give equal weight to the Vietnamese and American sides of the Vietnam war. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Nine Days in May

    The Battles of the 4th Infantry Division on the Cambodian Border, 1967

    Moving through the jungle near the Cambodian border on May 18, 1967, a company of American infantry observed three North Vietnamese Army regulars, AK-47s slung over their shoulders, walking down a well-worn trail in the rugged Central Highlands. Startled by shouts of “Lai day, lai day” (“Come here, come here”), the three men dropped their packs and fled. The company commander, a young lieutenant, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam

    by Gregg Jones ...
    In a remote mountain stronghold in 1968, six thousand US Marines awoke one January morning to find themselves surrounded by 20,000 enemy troops. Their only road to the coast was cut, and bad weather and enemy fire threatened their fragile air lifeline. The siege of Khe Sanh-the Vietnam War's epic confrontation-was under way.For seventy-seven days, the Marines and a contingent of US Army Special ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Reflections on Captivity

    A Tapestry of Stories by a Vietnam War POW

    On October 17, 1965, Navy LTJG Porter Halyburton was shot down over North Vietnam on his 76th mission and listed as killed in action. One-and-a-half years later he was found to be alive and a prisoner of war. Halyburton was held captive for more than seven years. Reflections on Captivity, is a collection of fifty short stories about this young naval officer's experiences as a POW in North Vietnam. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds

    by Eric Hammel ...
    KHE SANH: Siege in the Clouds, An Oral History by Eric Hammel From critcally acclaimed military historian Eric Hammel comes a vivid oral history account of the Tet 1968 siege of the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The words of American fighting men caught up in the grueling, deadly seventy-seven-day ordeal create a harrowing tapestry of tragedy and triumph. = As two North Vietnamese Army divisions move to ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Line Doggie: Foot Soldier in Vietnam

    by Charles Gadd ...
    Charles Gadd served in Vietnam in late 1967 and 1968 and had experiences very similar to what most enlisted men endured. He describes the mud, blood, leeches, loss of friends, and low morale due to constant harassment by guerrillas. The author, a squad leader with the 101st Airborne, was wounded twice and saw nearly constant action in the Central Highlands. This memoir is a vivid and accurate ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Moon Reflected Fire

    by Doug Anderson ...
    Of The Moon Reflected Fire and its subject, the Vietnam War, poet James Tate writes: "These are trenchant, wrenching poems. With artistry and honesty they perform an inquest into war and its corrosive after effects." ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Tiger among Us

    A Story of Valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley

    **Foreword by Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and Senator from NebraskaAdaptable. Cunning. Ferocious. Fearless. The Indochinese tiger is just one of the formidable predators roaming Vietnam's jungle. In 1966 a small band of US Special Forces soldiers--most especially Bennie Adkins--spent four grueling days facing down the "tiger" among them.**While the rain and mist of an early March ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Spymaster

    The death of CIA operative Theodore G. "Ted" Shackley in December 2002 triggered an avalanche of obituaries from all over the world, some of them condemnatory. Pundits used such expressions as "heroin trafficking," "training terrorists," "attempts to assassinate Castro," and "Mob connections." More specifically, they charged him with having played a major role in the Chilean military coup of 1973 ... Read more

    $19.95 USD

  • Fire in the Lake

    Frances FitzGerald's landmark history of Vietnam and the Vietnam War, "a compassionate and penetrating account of the collision of two societies that remain untranslatable to one another." (New York Times Book Review)This magisterial work, based on Frances FitzGerald's many years of research and travels, takes us inside the history of Vietnam -- the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages, the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • To Hanoi and Back

    The U.S. Air Force and North Vietnam, 1966-1973

    After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations to make a dramatic, although temporary, difference. ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Long Reckoning

    A Story of War, Peace, and Redemption in Vietnam

    by George Black ...
    The moving story of how a small group of people—including two Vietnam veterans—forced the U.S. government to take responsibility for the ongoing horrors—agent orange and unexploded munitions—inflicted on the Vietnamese."Fifty years after the last U.S. service member left Vietnam, the scars of that war remain...This [is the] remarkable story of a group of individuals determined to heal those ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Vietnam Combat

    Firefights and Writing History

    “This is an incredible book. Objective and hard hitting. Robin was in the thick of it—fighting in Vietnam as an Infantry combatant. The author put young Americans in body bags and carried them through the jungle. We were soldiers once. What were we fighting for again? We needed a book like this to help us make sense of a determined enemy in a surreal, mysterious place called Vietnam.” -Jan Craig ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Ranger Born

    A Memoir of Combat and Valor from Korea to Vietnam

    Even as a boy growing up amid the green hills of rural Pennsylvania, Robert W. Black knew he was destined to become a Ranger. With their three-hundred-year history of peerless courage and independence of spirit, Rangers are a uniquely American brand of soldier, one foot in the military, one in the wilderness—and that is what fired Black’s imagination. In this searing, inspiring memoir, Black ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Marine Sniper

    93 Confirmed Kills

    The explosive true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Only The Light Moves

    Flying Covert Reconnaissance Missions in the Vietnam War

    Only the Light Moves tells the story of a twenty-four-year-old US Army pilot who volunteered to fly covert S.O.G., or Studies and Observations Group, reconnaissance missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a region that came to represent not only the United States’ war with Vietnam, but also the “secret war” with Laos and Cambodia.But this is not simply a war story; it is a love story about flying. ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Hill Fights

    The First Battle of Khe Sanh

    While the seventy-seven-day siege of Khe Sanh in early 1968 remains one of the most highly publicized clashes of the Vietnam War, scant attention has been paid to the first battle of Khe Sanh, also known as “the Hill Fights.” Although this harrowing combat in the spring of 1967 provided a grisly preview of the carnage to come at Khe Sanh, few are aware of the significance of the battles, or even ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Education of Corporal John Musgrave

    Vietnam and Its Aftermath

    by John Musgrave ...
    A Marine's searing and intimate story—"A passionate, fascinating, and deeply humane memoir of both war and of the hard work of citizenship and healing in war’s aftermath. A superb addition to our understanding of the Vietnam War, and of its lessons” (Phil Klay, author of Redeployment).John Musgrave had a small-town midwestern childhood that embodied the idealized postwar America. Service, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Inside the Crosshairs

    Snipers in Vietnam

    "The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ."At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the equivalent of an entire division--at the cost of under 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters still ... Read more

    $9.99 USD