Books in Review

Le Havre: A Riveting Expose For Our World Today by Pierre Gerard

September 25, 2015

Pierre Gerard's Le Havre: A Riveting Expose For Our World Today: The French Resistance in World War II: A Historical War Romance Novel (Merriam Press, 286 pp., $18.95) has been published posthumously. A Vietnam veteran, Pierre Gerard served…

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U.S. Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War by Norman M. Camp

September 23, 2015

Very few aspects of the American war in Vietnam have not come under the microscope in books, magazine articles, scholarly journals, blog posts---or any other medium. One part of the war that has seen little light…

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Content With My Wages by Gregory H. Murry

September 21, 2015

A Bill Mauldin Second World War cartoon has Willie telling Joe: "You'll get over it, Joe. Oncet I was gonna write a book exposin' the army after th' war myself." Retired Army Master Sergeant Gregory H.…

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Shell Shock by Steve Stahl

September 18, 2015

Former UCLA and Stanford University psychiatry professor Stephen Stahl is an expert on PTSD. The hero of his novel, Shell Shock (Harley House Press, 448 pp., $17.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle), Dr. Gus Conrad, discover a covert…

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One Day as a Lion by Ronnie D. Foster

September 17, 2015

Ronnie D. Foster has written a thoroughly researched and most interesting book, One Day as a Lion: True Stories of the Vietnam War Heroes from Collin County, Texas ( Entry Way Publishing, 242 pp., $16.95,…

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Season of Mists by G. Lowell Tollefson

September 16, 2015

Lowell Tollefson spent his youth in Southeast Asia and East Asia, an experience that informs his depiction of the regions and its people. Tollefson, a former college philosophy professor, is the author of a book…

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The Sorceress of Menlo Park by Richard Sloan

September 15, 2015

Richard Sloan served in the Marine Corps from 1966-69, including a 1967-68 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. In his novel, The Sorceress of Menlo Park (Amazon Digital Services, 398 pp., $5.99, Kindle), the…

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Vietnam: The Other Side by Duong Nguyen

September 7, 2015

Since the communist takeover of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975, many writers have produced books about various aspects of the Vietnam War. Duong Nguyen---a medical doctor who fled his homeland in 1975 and lives in the…

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The Bangkok Asset by John Burdett

September 4, 2015

Sometimes fiction is stranger than truth. That’s certainly the case in John Burdett’s latest thriller, The Bangkok Asset (Knopf, 307 pp., $25.95). This sixth novel in the series featuring the Thai detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep---the son…

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Vietnam 1967-68 by David R. Higgins

September 1, 2015

Vietnam 1967-68: U.S. Marine Versus NVA Soldier (Osprey, 80 pp., $18.95, paper; $15, .95 e book) is an excellent book for readers unfamiliar with the Vietnam War. In it, author David R. Higgins, a veteran…

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