Vietnam War History

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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The American Experience in Vietnam

March 10, 2015

The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era is a heavily illustrated, magazine-format coffee-table book first published in 1988. It's a distillation of Boston Publishing Company's big-selling, twenty-five volume, in-depth examination of the Vietnam War that came…

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Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors by Robert H. Sholly

March 9, 2015

Robert H. Sholly's Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam (Stonywood Publications, 439 pp., $22.95, paper; $9.95, Kindle), his account of Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, 4th…

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Defiant by Alvin Townley

February 17, 2015

Alvin Townley’s Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison,  the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned , which was published last year, is now out in paperback (Thomas Dunne/Griffin,…

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Every Army Man Is with You by Nicolaus Mills

January 13, 2015

It is easy to misjudge a book by its cover. Every Army Man Is with You; The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed  by Nicolaus Mills…

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American Boys by Louise Esola

January 12, 2015

Occasionally an investigative news story is compelling enough to expand into a full-length book in which the author takes on the role of advocacy journalist. American Boys: The True Story Of The Lost 74 of fhe Vietnam…

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War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel

December 19, 2014

Rebecca Frankel earned the nickname "Chief Canine Correspondent" in 2010 at serious-minded Foreign Policy magazine where she works after she began writing a weekly blog feature called "Rebecca's War Dog of the Week." Frankel, the…

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Horses and Helicopters by Jim Downey

October 20, 2014

The title and subtitle Jim Downey chose for his book---Horses and Helicopters: A S on's Tribute to His Father and Their Shared Military Service  (iUniverse, 115 pp., $13.95, pape; $3.99, e book)---perfectly describes his intentions. The…

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A Monument to Deceit by C. Michael Hiam

September 24, 2014

C. Michael Hiam's A Monument to Deceit: Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars , first published in 2006 under the title Who the Hell Are We Fighting? The Story of Sam Adams and the…

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Uphill Battle by Frank Scotton

September 15, 2014

Frank Scotton’s Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency (Texas Tech University Press, 376 pp., $85, hardcover: $39.95, paper) is an odd---though entertaining and insightful---account of a USIA and foreign service officer’s work during the Vietnam War.…

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