Vietnam War History

Reckoning by Neal F. Thompson

September 25, 2013

VVA member Neal F. Thompson's Reckoning: Vietnam and America's Cold War Experience, 1945-1991 (Charlevoix Books, 588 pp., $22.95) is an analytical look at the post-1945 wars in Vietnam---an "exercise in identifying facts that have been…

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JFK’s Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke

August 30, 2013

The avalanche of books about John F. Kennedy timed to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1963 has begun. Among the first is historian and journalist Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation…

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The Cambodian Wars by Kenneth Conboy

August 1, 2013

Kenneth Conboy, the former deputy director of the Asian Studies Center in Washington, D.C., lives and works in Indonesia. He has written extensively about the recent history of Southeast Asia, including many articles and books…

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Hog’s Exit by Gayle L. Morrison

July 4, 2013

“Hog” was the call sign of CIA operative Jerry Daniels, portrayed as a beloved, though rather mysterious, hero by Gayle L. Morrison in her able oral history, Hog’s Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the…

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The Eve of Destruction by James T. Patterson

March 8, 2013

Lyndon Johnson wanted to fight the war on poverty, not the war in Vietnam. But LBJ, who took office in November of 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, felt he needed to show…

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