Military History

The Glorious Art of Peace by John Gittings

August 1, 2012

In textbooks, video games, and movies, war and violence are widely portrayed as the shapers of history.  In The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq  (Oxford University Press, 320 pp., $35 ) the former Guardian …

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Leading With Honor by Lee Ellis

May 17, 2012

Lee Ellis was piloting his F-4C Phantom jet on November 7, 1967, over North Vietnam when he was shot down. He was held as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton and other North…

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The Last Cyclo to Thanh Ha by John J. Pullinger

March 3, 2012

The Last Cyclo to Thanh Ha  (Vivid Publishing, 298 pp., $24.99) is the second Steve Conway novel in a proposed trilogy about a Manila hotelier who travels to Vietnam to search for a wartime friend.…

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Dear Kara by Paul Giannone

December 29, 2011

Paul Giannone joined the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam (1969-70) as a Public Health Advisor. Giannone's service in the war is at the heart of his well-written memoir, Dear Kara: One Man's…

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When the War Never Ends by Leah Wizelman

December 17, 2011

Leah Wizelman, a biologist and researcher at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, specializes in the psycho physiological aspects of post-traumatic stress disorder. In her new book, When the War Never Ends: The Voices…

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Six Essential Elements of Leadership by Wesley L. Fox

December 7, 2011

Retired Marine Col. Wesley L. Fox received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on February 22, 1969, while commanding Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (the "Walking Dead") during Operation…

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Soldiering On in a Dying War by William J. Shkurti

November 21, 2011

William J. Shkurti, an adjunct professor of public policy at the John Glenn Institute of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, served a 1970-71 tour of duty as an artillery officer in Vietnam with B…

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Making the News, Taking the News by Ron Nessen

November 17, 2011

Ron Nessen is best known for his highly visible role as President Gerald R. Ford's White House press secretary from 1974-77. Among other things, Nessen, in essence, announced the end of the Vietnam War to…

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The Mayaguez Incident by Robert J. Mahoney

September 26, 2011

The May 12-15, 1975, Mayaguez incident was the "last chapter of the United States' military involvement in Indochina, "  Robert J. Mahoney notes in The Mayaguez Incident: Testing America's Resolve in the Post-Vietnam Era (Texas…

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My Life, My Hell by Dan R. Vaughn, Jr.

June 29, 2011

Dan Vaughn of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was drafted into the Army in January of 1968 when he was 19 years old. After basic at Fort Campbell, he was shipped to Fort Dix for Infantry AIT and…

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