Nonfiction

Why America Fights by Susan A. Brewer

June 9, 2011

Susan A. Brewer’s well-written and well-argued Why America Fights: Patriotism and Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq , first published in 2009, is now out in paperback (Oxford University Press, 352 pp., $21.95). The book…

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Hell in An Loc by Lam Quang Thi

June 8, 2011

Former ARVN Gen. Lam Quang Thi presented a detailed history and assessment of the pivotal Battle of An Loc during the NVA 1972 Easter Offensive in Hell in An Loc: The 1972 Easter Invasion and the Battle That…

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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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Cambodia’s Curse by Joel Brinkley

May 31, 2011

Former journalist (and current journalism professor at Stanford) Joel Brinkley’s Cambodia’s Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land (PublicAffairs, 416 pp., $27.99) is a report on the author’s 2008 and 2009 visits to Cambodia.…

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Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

May 31, 2011

BBC News reporter and producer Bill Hayton’s Vietnam: Rising Dragon (Yale University, 254 pp., $30) is a report on the country of Vietnam circa 2006-07. Hayton, who was booted out of the country by the…

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It Happened on the Way to War by Rye Barcott

May 31, 2011

t Rye Barcott’s It Happened On the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace (Bloomsbury, 341 pp., $26) is a well-told, uplifting story concentrating on the author’s pioneering work fighting violence, disease, and poverty…

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Last Men Out by Bob Drury and Tom Calvin

May 31, 2011

The dramatic story of the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War late in April of 1975 has been told more than a few times in books, magazine articles, and documentaries. The newest book that…

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