‘Ace’ Receives Independent Publisher Book Award

August 10, 2016

Rex Gooch's 2015 book,  ACE: The Story of Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio ,   received a 2016 Independent Publisher Books Award Bronze Medal in the category of Best Adult Nonfiction Personal E-Book. In the book Gooch---who served…

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Died on the Fourth of July by John F. Schlatter

January 28, 2015

Died on the Fourth of July: Remembering the Men Who Gave Their Lives in Vietnam on America’s Birthday  (CreateSpace, 362 pp., $17, paper; $3.99, Kindle) is John F. Schlatter's second book that pays tribute to…

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Hope by Richard Zoglin

January 23, 2015

Richard Zoglin's Hope: Entertainer of the Century (Simon & Schuster, 565 pp., $30) is a very well written, all-but-authorized biography. With the "generous help and cooperation" of Bob Hope's daughter Linda, Zoglin has done a fine job…

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Every Army Man Is with You by Nicolaus Mills

January 13, 2015

It is easy to misjudge a book by its cover. Every Army Man Is with You; The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed  by Nicolaus Mills…

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American Titan by Marc Eliot

November 19, 2014

Marc Eliot is a biographer who specializes in telling the lives of movie stars. So it's no shock that his latest bio is American Titan: Searching for John Wayne (Dye St./HarperCollins, 413 pp., $28.99). In his engagingly written,…

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Love Poured Out for Viet Nam by Trena Chellino

August 28, 2014

Chester and Mary Travis were Christian missionaries to French Indochina and Vietnam from 1925-75, where, according to Trena Chellino, they "experienced an abundant measure of Christ’s indwelling and overflowing life.” The Travis family, with their…

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What So Proudly We Hailed by Marc Leepson

July 24, 2014

Marc Leepson is a Vietnam veteran, historian, journalist, author of eight books, editor of this web page, and arts editor of The VVA Veteran . With What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life  (Palgrave…

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Lean In Like a Queen by Kim Do, Jessamine Price, and Dorie Clark

April 28, 2014

Kim Do is a Saigon-born Vietnamese-American lawyer who grew up attending Catholic masses. She has a law degree from the University of Washington, and lives in Saigon with her husband and two children. Her short…

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Hal Moore by Mike Guardia

January 21, 2014

Mike Guardia's Hal Moore: A Soldier Once... And Always (Casemate, 229 pp., $32.95) is a concise, admiring biography of retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore. That is at should be, as there is a…

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An Unsung Soldier by Robert S. Jordan

January 15, 2014

“It is a point of principle and a point of honor with me---I have never turned down an assignment, and I have never asked to be relieved of any task.” That 1974 statement by Gen.…

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