The Ugly Secrets of Private Roy by Edward Roy

March 24, 2014

We’re told on the title page of Edward Roy's The Ugly Secrets of Private Roy (CreateSpace, 480 pp., $16.53, paper) that this book is about “a young man’s struggle with his loyalty to America during…

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Against the War by Roland Menge

March 19, 2014

Roland Menge informs us that Against the War (Amazon Digital Services, $9.99, Kindle)  is a historical novel. It examines the response of the Vietnam War generation to the Vietnam War. The novel closely follows the lives…

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My Vietnam War by E. E. ‘Doc’ Murdock

February 26, 2014

E. E. “Doc” Murdock tells us in the first sentence of My Vietnam War  (H.O.T. Press, 329 pp., $12.95, paper; $3.99, Kindle) that the book is a novel and that he wants to make us understand…

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The Gunny, Master Guns, and Bullets and Bandages by Raymond Hunter Pyle

February 24, 2014

Raymond Hunter Pyle is a two-tour Vietnam veteran who served in Da Nang, Cua Viet, and Dong Ha in 1967 and in Da Nang from 1968-69. I suspect he was a Marine Corps NCO, perhaps…

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Pointman by Robert L. Owens

February 12, 2014

Robert L. Owens's Pointman: A Novel of Love, War and Drugs (Delizon 310 pp., $12, paper) is that rare autobiographical Vietnam War novel published in France. The title character, the pointman, is Spec 4 Warren Steele,…

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After Incoming by Alan Hodgkinson

January 9, 2014

Alan Hodgkinson was part of the San Francisco Haight Ashbury scene in the late 1960s when he was drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in the Mekong Delta as a rifleman with the…

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The Illegal by John Mort

November 15, 2013

John Mort served as an infantryman, often walking point, with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1969-70. He has written several worthy works out of that war experience,   including  the novel Soldier in…

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