Biography

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews

June 6, 2012

One of the big "what ifs" of the presidency of John F. Kennedy is the question of what JFK would have done in Vietnam had he lived. Kennedy, an ardent cold warrior but a realist…

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Glory Denied by Tom Philpott

May 16, 2012

Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War, which was published in 2001, is now out in a new paperback edition (Norton, 496 pp., $16.95). As we noted in our review…

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Private War, Personal Victory by Loretta M. Kantor

April 8, 2012

The subject of Private War, Personal Victory:  A Footnote to the Vietnam War  by Loretta M. Kantor (Windy Acre Publishing, 299 pp., $18, paper) is her husband, Lloyd Kantor. PFC Kantor served in Vietnam with…

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Left Alive To Die by Susan Keen

January 11, 2012

Susan Keen's Left Alone to Die: The Story of Blue Angel Leader CAPT Harley Hall (Hannibal Books, 192 pp., $14.95, paper) is a tribute to the last American pilot who was shot down over Vietnam.…

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The Quiet Professional by Alan Hoe

December 22, 2011

Alan Hoe, a retired British Army Special Forces soldier, was a close friend of  U.S. Army Special Forces Maj. Richard J. "Dick" Meadows. Hoe's latest book, The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the…

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Forgotten Hero by Eric Poole

June 8, 2011

Eric Poole's Forgotten Honor: The True Story of An American Hero (Xlilbris, 214 pp., $19.99, paper) is the well-written biography of--and tribute to--101st Airborne rifleman Leslie Sabo, who was killed in an NVA ambush on…

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Fighter Pilot by Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus

June 3, 2011

This memoir/biography, first published last year in hardcover, of the legendary U.S. air ace is now out in paperback (St. Martin's/Griffin, 400 pp., 15.99). Here's our review from the May/June 2010 issue: It’s not every…

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