In Honor and Memory by Ray Bows and Pia Bows

March 17, 2015

Ray Bows, a retired U.S. Army Master Sgt., served in the Vietnam War with the 25th Infantry Division in 1968-69. His latest book is the gigantic In Honor and Memory: Installations and Facilities of the Vietnam…

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Tales from the Teamhouse, Vol. III by Jim Kelley

March 2, 2015

Tales from the Teamhouse Vol. III (Old Mountain Press, 263 pp., $4.99, Kindle) is third collection of stories edited by Jim Kelley and written by members of the Special Forces, all of whom also are members…

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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry Edited by Jon Stallworthy

September 22, 2014

The New Oxford Book of War Poetry  (Oxford University Press, 448 pp., $29.95) starts with the Bible and works its way to modern times. The youngest poet I spotted in this book was David Harsent, who…

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Red, White, & True by Tracy Crow

September 8, 2014

Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 288 pp., $21.95, paper), edited by Tracy Crow, is an anthology of nonfiction. Crow is a former Marine Corps…

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Mary Travers by Mike Renshaw

August 22, 2014

Mike Renshaw was a close friend of the late Mary Travers and also is a Vietnam veteran. In Mary Travers: A Woman's Words (CreateSpace, 222 pp., $18.99, paper), Renshaw has pulled together a wide variety of…

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The War That Never Ends edited by David L. Anderson and John Ernst

July 14, 2014

David L. Anderson and John Ernst, the editors of the 2008 anthology The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War, which is out in a new paperback edition (University of Kentucky, 376 pp., $28), dedicate…

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Tours of Duty Edited by Michael Lee Lanning

July 11, 2014

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lee Lanning is one of the most prolific Vietnam veteran writers. Many of his twenty-one military-themed nonfiction books deal with the Vietnam War. That includes the well-received memoirs he wrote about…

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Missions of Fire and Mercy and Chopper Warriors by William E. Peterson

May 31, 2014

. William E. Peterson enlisted in the Army at eighteen, signed up to be a Huey helicopter crew chief, and volunteered to go to Vietnam. College bored him, and left-wing professors irritated him. He wanted…

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Returning Soldiers Speak edited by Leilani Squire

March 28, 2014

The prose and poetry in Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans (Bettie Youngs Books, 160 pp., $16.95, paper), a small anthology edited by Leilani Squire, includes testimony from veterans…

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Welcome Home by Ross Lewis

March 14, 2014

Ross Lewis's Welcome Home: A Monument to Honor: An American Tribute to Vietnam Veterans (216 pp., paper, $37) is a large-format, heavily illustrated book that is a part of a wider project to---as Ross puts it---"foster…

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