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In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
In Retrospect
The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0679767495
The Secretary of Defense for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations provides an account of how and why America became involved in Vietnam and discusses the long-term ramifications of decisions made during the 1960s. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Rethinking Camelot
JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1608464032
Explores JFK’s role in US invasion of Vietnam and a reflects on the political culture that encouraged the Cold War.
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Kill Anything That Moves
The Real American War in Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 1250045061
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a controversial history of the Vietnam War argues that American acts of violence against millions of Vietnamese civilians were a pervasive and systematic part of the war and that soldiers were deliberately trained and ordered to conduct hate-based slaughter campaigns.
Advice and Support: The Early Years of the United States Army in Vietnam, 1941-1960
Advice and Support
The Early Years of the United States Army in Vietnam, 1941-1960
Paperback      ISBN: 0029303702
The Vietnam War: 1945-1975
The Vietnam War
1945-1975
Paperback      ISBN: 1907804773
A vividly illustrated book which offers a clear and engaging account of the full expanse of the Vietnam War—its causes, conduct, and consequences on the warfront and at home. Six short essays and nearly fifty chronological entries highlight the places, people, and key events and questions of the era.
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Embers of War
The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0375756477
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR A GLOBE AND MAIL “BEST READS
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A Bright Shining Lie
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724141
Chronicles the military career of Lt. Col. John Paul Vann, profiling his military and civilian roles in the Vietnam War
In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War
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.
Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617754684
"Classic and timeless." --New York Times "The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --Rolling Stone "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of its author's transition from war hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming home to a lukewarm reception. It's no coincidence that 'Born in The U.S.A.' tells very much the same tale." --Billboard "Kovic's book follows him from star high school wrestler to a patriotic American inspired by John F. Kennedy to join the marines to the traumatic 1968 wartime injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist." --Hollywood Reporter "The 1976 book, which was made into an Oscar winning film starring Tom Cruise in 1989, details Kovic's period in the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before he became an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralysed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --NME "He was born in the U.S.A.--and on the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote in the new audiobook edition of Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam War memoir." --New York Daily News "There is no better time than Independence Day to listen [to] The Boss' iconic voice on the foreword and this great work of art." --Examiner "For the 40th anniversary of the book, which became a movie in the '80s starring Tom Cruise, a new print edition was issued with a foreword written by Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the only place where you can hear Bruce read his foreword directly to you. That's right, the Boss sets the tone for this extremely powerful and moving memoir in a way that you won't want to miss." --Omnivoracious "Forty years ago the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in combat and in a wheelchair ever since--published his classic war memoir, later made into a film with Tom Cruise. The anniversary edition features a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new book, Hurricane Street, chronicles the 1970s activism of the American Veterans Movement." --Newsday "Born on the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier entering the Vietnam War to his return home as a paralyzed man. His experiences overseas, as well as the terrible way he was treated when he came back, made Kovic's book one of the antiwar movement's most celebrated works." --Ultimate Classic Rock "Kovic entered of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception as a veteran. His book tells his story." --Radio.com "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of Kovic's enlistment and how he became disillusioned with the war over time and especially after he returned home to the States. Many of the book's themes are echoed in Springsteen's hit song, 'Born in the U.S.A.'" --Asbury Park Press With a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen. This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold), presented here in a special fortieth-anniversary edition with a brand-new foreword by Bruce Springsteen, details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti–Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
Where War Lives: A Photographic Journal
Where War Lives
A Photographic Journal
Paperback      SKU: 1199086754