Nonfiction

Beyond Dark Clouds by Glen D. Edwards

July 17, 2015

Glen D. Edwards, who served as an Australian Army medic in the Vietnam War, called on thirty-eight Vietnam veterans and family members to produce historical capsules of what he calls their pre-service, service, post-service, and next…

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Beyond the Names by Gary L. Knepp

July 15, 2015

Beyond the Names: A Tribute to the Clermont County, Ohio, Vietnam War Dead (Little Miami Publishing,  306 pp., $22.50, paper) is a work of love and admiration for forty men who lost their lives as a…

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Rolling Coffins by Brian Richard Esher

July 14, 2015

The title and subtitle tell it all: Rolling Coffins: Experiences of a Mechanical Infantry Soldier in the Bloodiest Year of the Vietnam War, 1968 (Page Publishing, 442 pp., $19.50 paper; $9.99, Kindle) by Brian Richard…

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McNamara’s Folly by Hamilton Gregory

July 8, 2015

Hamilton Gregory volunteered for the Army, and served three years, including one in the Vietnam War in military intelligence. He was a strong believer in America’s fight against communism, and thought it was his patriotic…

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Think Snow by Kenneth Kinsler

July 6, 2015

Vietnam War memoirs tell us that decades of learning about life were compacted into a year, or a month, or a week, or a day of combat--maybe  even a few hours. Kenneth Kinsler learned his life's lesson in his…

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Rockin’ In the Round-Eye Lounge by John D. Deaton

June 19, 2015

Dr. John Deaton served as an Air Force doctor in Vietnam in 1967-68 and witnessed the Tet Offensive. He arrived in country mid-August 1967, addicted to the barbiturate Seconal, seeking redemption. “At the 12th Hospital…

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How to Cope with Stress after Trauma by E. Anna Goodwin

June 16, 2015

E. Anna Goodwin's extraordinary How to Cope with Stress after Trauma (Bitterroot Mountain Publishing, 308 pp., $17.99, paper) was inspired by the experiences of her father and many other veterans. It is an embracing and empathetic guide for…

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Seed of Endurance by Rudy Cooper and Rosemary Wilkinson

June 11, 2015

Sgt. Maj. Rudy Cooper earned three Combat Infantryman Badges—in the Second World War, Korea, and Vietnam—along with many wounds. None of his wounds was as traumatic as the damage he suffered when his main and…

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The Most Fun I Ever Had with My Clothes On by Tom Davis

June 3, 2015

Here's the deal. When you pick up a book, do you expect to read all of it? If not, why not? That is the dilemma posed by Retired Army Col. Tom Davis in The Most…

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The Dead Were Mine by Charles W. Honaker

May 28, 2015

Bill Honaker begins his Vietnam War memoir by telling us what he is not going to tell: "I have deliberately left out some of the events I experienced, " he says, "in part because I…

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