Reference

In Honor and Memory by Ray Bows and Pia Bows

March 17, 2015

Ray Bows, a retired U.S. Army Master Sgt., served in the Vietnam War with the 25th Infantry Division in 1968-69. His latest book is the gigantic In Honor and Memory: Installations and Facilities of the Vietnam…

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Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

August 2, 2013

The latest edition of James H. Willbanks's Vietnam War Almanac (Skyhorse Publishing, 590 pp., $17.95, paper) has just been published. The guts of this book, which was first published in 2009 (and is not to…

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All They Left Behind by Lisa A. Lark

December 27, 2012

All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall (M.T. Publishing, 120 pp., $37.50) is a tribute to sixty-one American servicemen and women who died in the Vietnam War. This handsomely…

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For the Common Defense by Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski, and William B. Fries

September 26, 2012

The newly revised and expanded third edition of For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012 has just been published (Free Press, 714 pp., $28, paper). Originally published…

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A Grunt Speaks by Ray Gleason

September 3, 2012

Ray Gleason is a retired Army Major. He served in Vietnam as a rifleman with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry and was also a LRRP team leader with the 75th Infantry. He tells us…

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More Than Names On A Wall by James McComb

May 11, 2012

Walking back from a visit to the Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial wall in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, which contains the names of the 136 county residents who died in Vietnam, James McComb felt unfulfilled. While he…

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That Time, That Place, That War—Vietnam by Margaret Brown

January 28, 2012

That Time, That Place, That War---Vietnam   (Xlibris, 336 pp., $29.99, hardcover; $19.99 paper) is an illustrated reference book that sprang from author Margaret E. Brown's experiences teaching about the Vietnam War by inviting veterans…

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The Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War edited by Spencer C. Tucker

October 13, 2011

I have had the first edition of the massive, three-volume The Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History on my shelf since it was published in 1998. It has proven to…

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U.S. Army Helicopter Names in Vietnam by John Brennan

August 25, 2011

Back in 2009, we received an email from John Brennan, who served as a Flight Operations Coordinator with the Army's 114th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam. Brennan asked us for help with a big project…

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State Medals for War Service by Douglas W. Boyce

June 10, 2011

Douglas W. Boyce's revised State Medals for War Service (D.B. Enterprises, 136 pp., $50, paper) was first published in 1988. The revised edition contains information, including photos, about medals issued by 44 states, the District…

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