Articles Related to Vietnam War-themed fiction

The Sorceress of Menlo Park by Richard Sloan

September 15, 2015

Richard Sloan served in the Marine Corps from 1966-69, including a 1967-68 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. In his novel, The Sorceress of Menlo Park (Amazon Digital Services, 398 pp., $5.99, Kindle), the…

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The Bangkok Asset by John Burdett

September 4, 2015

Sometimes fiction is stranger than truth. That’s certainly the case in John Burdett’s latest thriller, The Bangkok Asset (Knopf, 307 pp., $25.95). This sixth novel in the series featuring the Thai detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep---the son…

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Blacktop, No Map by Roy Eisenstein

May 1, 2014

I read Roy Eisenstein's novella, Blacktop, No Map (Amazon Digital Services, 47 pp, $4.99, Kindle), on my Kindle in one sitting. The author served with the 1st Signal Brigade in 1968-69; his main character is a Vietnam…

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War Without End, Amen By Tim Coder

December 16, 2013

Tim Coder served with the 101 st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1969-70 as an infantry squad leader and later with the 1st Battalion/3rd Brigade Information Office.  War Without End, Amen: A Vietnam Story (CreateSpace,…

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The Tenth Circle: A Blaine McCracken Book by Jon Land

December 12, 2013

Fans of Jon Land's Blaine McCracken thrillers are in luck because there is a new one in this long series, The Tenth Circle (Open Road, 536 pp., $16.99, paper). There must be at least a…

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Firehammer by Ric Hunter

December 9, 2013

Ric Hunter, the author of Firehammer (Red Engine Press, 274 pp., $17.95, paper), is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, a former fighter pilot who flew the F-4 Phantom and F-15C Eagle. He commanded an Eagle…

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The Illegal by John Mort

November 15, 2013

John Mort served as an infantryman, often walking point, with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1969-70. He has written several worthy works out of that war experience,   including  the novel Soldier in…

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My Summer on Haight Street by Robert Rice, Jr.

October 30, 2013

Robert Rice, Jr. served in the U. S. Air Force from 1966-1970. His novel, My Summer on Haight Street (Fox Point, 296 pp., $14.99, paper), deals with the so-called 1967 Summer of Love from the…

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Love Beneath the Napalm by James D. Redwood

October 16, 2013

On the back cover of Love Beneath the Napalm  (University of Notre Dame Press, 200 pp., $24), a beautifully designed short story collection by James D. Redwood, we are informed that the author "taught English in…

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Light of the World by James Lee Burke

October 9, 2013

I've lost track of how many of James Lee Burke's entertaining and literarily satisfying Dave Robicheaux detective thrillers I've read since 1993 when I was blown away by the sixth book in the series,  In…

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