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Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003425
Three decades after making history by releasing the Pentagon Papers, the former U.S. Marine and Pentagon insider reveals why he did it and discusses the consequences to his life. Reprint.
Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973
Honor Bound
American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973
Paperback      ISBN: 1591147387
Kiley and Rochester, both affiliated with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, provide a balanced and authoritative account of the fate of the nearly 800 American servicemen captured during the Vietnam War. They draw on previously unreleased materials, and interviews with more than 100 former POWs, to meticulously reconstruct a narrative of this chapter of the war. Their analysis of the shifting tactics and temperaments of both captive and captor as the war evolved weaves domestic political developments and battlefield action with prison scenes that alternate between Hanoi's concrete cells, jungle stockades, and mountain camps. Many b&w historical photos are included. First published in 1999, the book remains a powerful portrait of how men cope under horrific conditions. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Vietnam: A History
A History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670746045
An in-depth study of American involvement in Vietnam, from French dominion to the final withdrawal of American forces, discusses the historical background, political maneuvers, military campaigns, participants in, and consequences of American involvement.
American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity
American Reckoning
The Vietnam War and Our National Identity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670025399
The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.
The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
The Girl in the Picture
The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
Paperback      ISBN: 0140280219
Known around the world as the "napalm girl" after being photographed fleeing, naked, from an attack on her South Vietnamese village, Kim Phuc's struggle against war and publicity is narrated by the author of The Concubine's Children. Reprint.
The Secret of Hoa Sen: Poems
The Secret of Hoa Sen
Paperback      ISBN: 1938160525
Poems by Nguyen Phan Que Mai Translated from the Vietnamese by Bruce Weigl and Nguyen Phan Que Mai Nguyen Phan Que Mai is among the most exciting writers to emerge from post-war Vietnam. Bruce Weigl, driven by his personal experiences as a soldier during the war in Vietnam, has spent the past 20 years translating contemporary Vietnamese poetry. These penetrating poems, published in bilingual English and Vietnamese, build new bridges between two cultures bound together by war and destruction.The Secret of Hoa Sen, Que Mai's first full-length U.S. publication, shines with craft, art, and deeply felt humanity. I cross the Lam River to return to my homeland where my mother embraces my grandmother's tomb in the rain, the soil of Nghe An so dry the rice plants cling to rocks. My mother chews dry corn; hungry, she tries to forget.
Lessons in Disaster: Mcgeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
Lessons in Disaster
Mcgeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0805090878
Draws on the author's work with a late Vietnam strategist to discuss what he believed to be critical misperceptions that led to America's instigation of the war, discussing his vision of what may have occurred in alternate scenarios and what present policymakers can learn from Vietnam examples. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
The Latehomecomer
A Hmong Family Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1566892082
Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.

"When she was six years old, YangÆs family immigrated to America, and she evocatively captures the challenges of adapting to a new place and a new language. Through her words, the dreams, wisdom, and traditions passed down from her grandmother and shared by an entire community have finally found a voice.

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Achilles in Vietnam
Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Paperback      ISBN: 0684813211
Compares the experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam war with those in the Trojan War, and examines how the stresses of combat affect the individual soldier
A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir - 40th Anniversary Edition
A Rumor of War
The Classic Vietnam Memoir - 40th Anniversary Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1250117127
Republished on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, a renowned classic war memoir, which shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam, follows the experiences of Marine Lieutenant Phillip J. Caputo both during the war and on the aftermath on the home front. Includes a new foreword. Reissue.