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Vietnam & Beyond

By Jenny La Sala; Jim Markson
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781490746197
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : History
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Vietnam and Beyond is a collection of wartime letters written home by Jim Markson from March 1967 to March 1968. Jim carried sadness and boxed-up memories from Vietnam. Perhaps, if it were not for the general divided and oppositional public opinion of the Vietnam War at that time, the soldiers returning home might have been able to open up and begin the healing process. Instead, those soldiers returning from Vietnam were afraid to tell their story. These fears bound each soldier to the other. We are very proud to embrace all veterans and include stories of veterans of all wars, including WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to show the similarities of war and the soldier from one generation to another.

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Veteran journalist Ron Steinman gathers candid reminiscences from seventy-six men (including Senator John McCain) who lived through the brutalities of combat in the Vietnam War. A Soldiers' Story provides a vivid and gripping oral history of the fear, fellowship, trauma and triumph of these Marine, Army, Air Force, and Navy veterans. Complete with maps and battlefield photographs, these indespensable first-hand accounts provide a unique front-line record of Vietnam - from its surreal horrors, to the comradeship and courage forged in battle. From the jungles of Southeast Asia to life back in the United States as veterans of an unpopular war, A Soldiers' Story also includes complete and updated biographies of the brave men who are profiled. This is a book that goes beyond the military and political implications of Vietnam, to the truth of what the war cost - and who actually paid the price.

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Studies of the escalating tensions and competing claims in the South China Sea overwhelmingly focus on China and its increasingly assertive approach, while the position of the other claimants is overlooked. This book focuses on the attitude of Vietnam towards the South China Sea dispute. It examines the position from a historical perspective, shows how Vietnam’s position is affected by its wish to maintain good relations with China on a range of issues, and outlines how Vietnam has occasionally made overtures to both the United States and Japan in order to bolster its position, and considered the possibility, so far resisted, of taking China to formal arbitration under the auspices of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The book concludes by assessing the future prospects for Vietnam’s position in the dispute.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 9780674969865
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 756
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Book Summary:

Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.

Comes a Soldier's Whisper

By Jenny La Sala
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781466976870
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 887
  • File Pdf: comes-a-soldier-s-whisper.pdf

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The Golden Warrior and the bravest man I ever knew. When Dave and I fought together, no matter how severe the action, he would put his hand on my shoulder, and it gave me a calming effect. He was as fi erce in battle as he was gentle in friendship. Charles E. Eckman, 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles Holtwood, Pennsylvania I remember David as a kind, soft-spoken man and was intrigued that he was also Colonel Michaelis radio operator. All of these men were larger than life! Little is known about Michealis because he was in command of the 502nd for such a short, yet important, time. Peter J. K. Hendrikx, author of Orange is the Color of the Day Pictorial history of the 101st Airborne Liberation of Holland www.heroesatmargraten.com Madame Rolle, owner of Chateau Rollea castle located in Champs outside of Bastogne, Belgium, and was designated as the headquarter command post for the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment when she was a young girlremembered our father operating his radio in her foyer, and said, He was a nice young fellow who kept talking to someone named Roger. Madame Rolle This collection of letters, written by a young 101st Airborne paratrooper soldier to his sweetheart from 1943-1945, is so personal and matter-offact that I almost forgot that David Clinton Tharp was only one of millions of heroes made by World War II. David Tharp certainly deserves a book like this in his honor, and it deserves to be read and praised. It is a mustread for every American, and especially for veterans of war. Palmetto Review

Vietnam

By Gary R. Hess
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781118949009
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: vietnam.pdf

Book Summary:

Now available in a completely revised and updated second edition,Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War is anaward-winning historiography of one of the 20thcentury’s seminal conflicts. Looks at many facets of Vietnam War, examining centralarguments of scholars, journalists, and participants and providingevidence on both sides of controversies around this event Addresses key debates about the Vietnam War, asking whether thewar was necessary for US security; whether President Kennedy wouldhave avoided the war had he lived beyond November 1963; whethernegotiation would have been a feasible alternative to war; andmore Assesses the lessons learned from this war, and how theselessons have affected American national security policy since Written by a well-respected scholar in the field in anaccessible style for students and scholars

Vietnam

By Gary R. Hess
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781118949016
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 774
  • File Pdf: vietnam.pdf

Book Summary:

Now available in a completely revised and updated second edition,Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War is anaward-winning historiography of one of the 20thcentury’s seminal conflicts. Looks at many facets of Vietnam War, examining centralarguments of scholars, journalists, and participants and providingevidence on both sides of controversies around this event Addresses key debates about the Vietnam War, asking whether thewar was necessary for US security; whether President Kennedy wouldhave avoided the war had he lived beyond November 1963; whethernegotiation would have been a feasible alternative to war; andmore Assesses the lessons learned from this war, and how theselessons have affected American national security policy since Written by a well-respected scholar in the field in anaccessible style for students and scholars

Pilgrim Days

By Alastair MacKenzie
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781472833167
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: pilgrim-days.pdf

Book Summary:

'We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go, Always a little further; it may be, Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow.' If there was ever anyone who went a little further, a little beyond, it was Alastair MacKenzie. In a career spanning 30 years, MacKenzie served uniquely with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service (SAS), the South African Defence Force's famed ParaBats, the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces and a host of private security agencies and defence contractors. MacKenzie lived the soldier's life to the full as he journeyed 'the Golden Road to Samarkand'. This extraordinary new work from the author of Special Force: The Untold Story of 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) vividly documents the experience of infantry combat in Vietnam, life with the Paras, the tempo of selection for UK Special Forces, covert SAS operations in South Armagh and SAS Counter Terrorist training on the UK mainland, vehicle-mounted Pathfinder Brigade insertions into Angola and maritime counter-terrorism work in Oman.

Pilgrim Days

By Alastair MacKenzie
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781472833174
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 128
  • File Pdf: pilgrim-days.pdf

Book Summary:

'We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go, Always a little further; it may be, Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow.' If there was ever anyone who went a little further, a little beyond, it was Alastair MacKenzie. In a career spanning 30 years, MacKenzie served uniquely with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service (SAS), the South African Defence Force's famed ParaBats, the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces and a host of private security agencies and defence contractors. MacKenzie lived the soldier's life to the full as he journeyed 'the Golden Road to Samarkand'. This extraordinary new work from the author of Special Force: The Untold Story of 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) vividly documents the experience of infantry combat in Vietnam, life with the Paras, the tempo of selection for UK Special Forces, covert SAS operations in South Armagh and SAS Counter Terrorist training on the UK mainland, vehicle-mounted Pathfinder Brigade insertions into Angola and maritime counter-terrorism work in Oman.

The Aggressors

By Martin Scott Catino
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781608445301
  • Pages : 308
  • Category :
  • Reads : 582
  • File Pdf: the-aggressors.pdf

Book Summary:

The Aggressors: Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnam, and the Communist Bloc differs notably from the many previous studies of the Vietnam War. The Aggressors delves deeply into the early world of the Communist Vietnamese and studies their activities that unfold from the 1920s through the 1960s and 1970s, developments that create "America's most difficult war," the Vietnam Conflict. Soviet affiliations, Chinese border activities, and covert Communist operations throughout Indochina, rarely mentioned by scholars--much less scrutinized-- take center stage and reveal the aggressive designs of Ho Chi Minh and his supporters. Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) is likewise central to The Aggressors. Rather than a nationalist, patriot, and innocent victim of French colonialism, the reader finds "Uncle Ho" to be the ruthless charismatic hardliner whose Communism masterfully trumps the very best leaders of the West, from the struggles with France to the "American War" in the Nixon years. The author is an adjunct professor at American Military University, where he teaches the course: The Non-State Soldier. He has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010) at Baghdad and Basra, Iraq. Dr. Catino holds two Fulbright research scholarships, a U.S. State Department Visiting Speaker Grant, the Sasakawa Fellowship in Japanese Studies, and a visiting scholarship to Beijing University, China. He has studied United States security and foreign policy in areas such as the Philippines, Vietnam, China, India, and throughout the Middle East (Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia). The author lives in southeast Arizona with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Andrew and Anastascia. He is available for public speaking. E-mail: [email protected]

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

By Max Boot
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  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780871409430
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 840
  • File Pdf: the-road-not-taken.pdf

Book Summary:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.