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The Secret Place of the Most High by S. T. Simms

July 29, 2015

The Secret Place of the Most High (Little Miami, 37 pp., $6, paper) is S. T. Simms' testimony to the power of the 91st Psalm. The mother of Simms' best friend called his attention to…

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Vietnam…Viet-Bloody-Nam by Davide A. Cottone

July 16, 2015

Davide E. Cottone's Vietnam... Viet-Bloody-Nam  (P.I.E. Books, 270 pp., $26.99, paper; $6.99, Kindle) is about Manfred and Tony, two Australians born shortly after World War II who grow up to be close friends. They take very…

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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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The Different War by Michael Miller

July 14, 2015

Michael Miller served as a Marine from 1958-62. He was a young Marine,  joining when he was eighteen. The poems in The Different War (Truman State University, 64 pp., $$16.95, paper; $9.99 e book) deal with…

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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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Last Stand at Khe Sanh by Gregg Jones

July 9, 2015

Gregg Jones’s 2014 book,  Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam , is now available in paperback (Da Capo, 358 pp., $16.99). Veteran journalist and author Jones,   best known for his…

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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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Service

July 1, 2015

Bruce Lack served honorably in the United States Marines from 2003-07, including two deployments totaling twenty-one months in Fallujah in Iraq.  His book,  Service: Poems (Texas Tech University, 128 pp., $18.95, paper), contains dozens of…

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Pick Up at Union Station by Gary Reilly

June 22, 2015

Pick Up at Union Station (Running Meter Press,  274 pp., $16.95, paper) is the seventh book in The Asphalt Warrior Series . Murph, the Denver cabdriver featured in the first six books of this unique and…

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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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