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Vietnam: No Regrets by J. Richard Watkins

June 14, 2011

J. Richard Watkins' Vietnam: No Regrets: One Soldier's Tour of Duty (Bay State Publishing, 244 pp., $17.95, paper) is a well-written, mostly chronological account of the author's 1969-70 tour of duty in Vietnam with A…

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Men of Granite by William E. McGee

June 10, 2011

  William E. McGee's Men of Granite: True Stories of New Hampshire's Fighting Men (Peter E. Randall, 251 pp., $19.95, paper) is a war-by-war compendium of brief profiles of soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who…

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Xuc May (Never Happen) by Gary Pool

June 9, 2011

Gary Pool's Xuc May (Never Happen) (372 pp., $24, paper) is a memoir centering on the author's tour of duty in Vietnam with the Army's 3rd Ordinance Battalion's EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit. As Pool…

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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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The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille

June 8, 2011

Best-selling novelist (and Vietnam veteran) Nelson DeMille was chosen this year by the Mystery Writers of America to edit (and choose the selections for) <I>The Rich and the Dead<$> (Grand Central, 384 pp., $24.99, hardcover;…

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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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