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The Domestic Vietnam by Dick Fox

March 5, 2015

Dick Fox's The Domestic Vietnam: America’s War of Confusion  (Coach Fox, Inc., 512 pp., $21.95) doesn’t look like a novel or read like one, for that matter. But the author’s note says: “The work presented here is…

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Take a Rifle from a Dead Man by Larry Matthews

March 4, 2015

Paul Brite---the hero of Larry Matthews's novel Take a Rifle from a Dead Man (Argus Enterprises International, 264 pp., $17.99, paper)---survives the Depression as a cowboy, brothel bouncer, and railroad hobo and then,  on March…

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An American Atrocity by Mike McCarey

February 26, 2015

Mike McCarey served as the First Marine Division's chief prosecutor for most of 1968 when that unit was in Vietnam. McCarey’s office prosecuted all felony cases in the division. Captain Conners is the main character in…

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Run Between the Raindrops by Dale Dye

February 19, 2015

Dale Dye served multiple tours in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1970 as a Marine Corps combat correspondent. He rose through the ranks and retired as a Captain after putting in twenty-one years. In Vietnam, Dye survived…

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Secrets Brought Home by James Milton Smith

February 9, 2015

James Milton Smith, the author of Secrets Brought Home (Amazon Digital Services, 425 pp., $14.99, paper; $9.99, Kindle), is a former Marine and a graduate of CalPoly. His novel is about Owen O’Brien, a newly…

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Flying Into the Storm by Bill Norris

February 7, 2015

Bill Norris is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. The cover of his book, Flying Into the Storm (Nekko Books, 272 pp., $24, hardcover; $12.99, paper; $4.99, Kindle), makes it look as though it…

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First Light by S. Elliot Lawrence

January 27, 2015

h S. Elliott Lawrence's First Light: A Novel of Close Combat (CreateSpace, 444 pp., $19.99, paper; $9.99, Kindle) closely follows the 1968-69 Vietnam War tour of Lieutenant Kenneth McKenzie. The lieutenant serves with the First…

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Going to See the Elephant by H.R. McCoy

January 22, 2015

H.R. McCoy served in Vietnam with the 3rd of the 39th Infantry in the Army's 9th Infantry Division. “I needed to tell our story, the story of the combat soldier in Viet Nam, the man that did…

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Don’t Mean Nothin’ by Ron Lealos

January 21, 2015

Ron Lealos did not serve in the military, although he is of the right age to have been a Vietnam veteran. He is the author of a well-reviewed military thriller, Pashtun , which I am…

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Edge of Civilization by Jennifer Ott

January 16, 2015

Edge of Civilization By Jennifer Ott, ND. When I started reading the unusual novel,  Edge of Civilization (, 184 pp., $20.50, paper), I assumed that the main character, Earl Hollsopple, was a Vietnam veteran. That because…

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