Paperback ISBN: 159114437x
After retiring from the US Army as a brigadier general, Kinnard went on to an academic career in political science and military history. His 1977 study reported the attitudes of two-thirds of the US Army generals who were commanders in Vietnam from the beginning of the American troop commitment in early 1965 to their final departure in early 1973. In 1974 when they filled out the questionnaires, he says, their experiences and opinions were raw and of course uninformed by subsequent events. The original was published by the University Press of New England for the University of Vermont. The volume was reprinted with the hope of providing "lessons learned" that are applicable to today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Annotation
Last Stand at Khe Sanh
The US Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam
Paperback ISBN: 0306823721
Describes the biggest battle of the Vietnam War as experienced by the men who fought it, when the embattled American troops turned around several weeks of besiegement and boldly assaulted the North Korean mountain stronghold of Khe Sahn. 30,000 first printing. (This book was listed in a previous issue of Forecast.)
In Pharaoh's Army
Memories of the Lost War
Paperback ISBN: 0679760237
Continuing the memoir that began with This Boy's Life, the story of the author's adult years chronicles Wolfe's military career, from his stint with the elite Special Services to his experiences in Vietnam. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
What We Did in Vietnam and What It Did to Us
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0812925769
A journalist and former Vietnam draft resister explores the divisive legacy of the Vietnam War, offering an insider's view of the antiwar movement of the era and the moral implications of the war and its aftermath. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
A Better War
The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam
Paperback ISBN: 0156013096
Drawing on access to previously classified material, a military historian provides a meticulously documented study of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1975, arguing that while the war was being won on the ground, it was being lost in the U.S. Congress and at the peace negotiations. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Secret War Against Hanoi
The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam
Paperback ISBN: 0060932538
The largest covert operation of the Cold War is laid bare in this fascinating account of the eight-year Pentagon-run espionage campaign against North Vietnam--a program initiated in 1963 by JFK to replace the CIA's ineffectual effort. Reprint.
Phase Line Green
The Battle for Hue, 1968
Paperback ISBN: 1591149215
The bloody, month-long battle for the Citadel in Hue during 1968 pitted U.S. Marines against an entrenched, numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force. By official U.S. accounts it was a tactical and moral victory for the Marines and the United States. But a survivor's compulsion to square official accounts with his contrasting experience has produced an entirely different perspective of the battle, the most controversial to emerge from the Vietnam War in decades. In some of the most frank, vivid prose to come out of the war, author Nicholas Warr describes with urgency and outrage the Marines' savage house-to-house fighting, ordered without air, naval, or artillery support by officers with no experience in this type of deadly combat. Sparing few in the telling, including himself, Warr's shocking firsthand narrative of these desperate suicide charges, which devastated whole companies, takes the wraps off an incident that many would prefer to keep hidden. His account is sure to ignite heated debate among historians and military professionals. Despite senseless rules of engagement and unspeakable carnage, there were unforgettable acts of courage and self-sacrifice performed by ordinary men asked to accomplish the impossible, and Warr is at his best relating these stories. For example, there's the grenade-throwing mortarman who in a rage wipes out two machine-gun emplacements that had pinned down an entire company for days, and the fortunate grunt with thick glasses who stumbles blindly--without receiving a scratch--across a street littered with the dead and dying who hadn't made it. In describing the most vicious urban combat since World War II, this account offers an unparalleled view of how a small unit commander copes with the conflicting demands and responsibilities thrust upon him by the enemy, his men, and the chain of command.
Shrapnel in the Heart
Letters and Remembrance from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Paperback ISBN: 0394759885
More than one hundred letters left at Washington's Vietnam Veterans Memorial are accompanied by interviews with the authors of the letters, families of soldiers killed in the war