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Vietnam, A Memoir

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Vietnam, A Memoir: Saigon Cop, is not it. The focus of this book and of two later volumes in the series is war stripped of glory, high purpose, inspiration, and easy but false patriotism.

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In the second volume, Airborne Trooper, he is a semi-trained infantry platoon leader trying to quickly climb a steep learning curve in one of the Vietnam War's legendary units Author: David S Holland.

Vietnam, A Memoir: Mekong Mud Soldier is the third work of a trilogy on one young Army officer's service in the Vietnam War. The first volume, Saigon Cop, covers his year as a Military Police platoon leader in the second volume, Airborne Trooper, he is a semi-trained infantry platoon leader trying to quickly climb a Vietnam learning curve in one of the Vietnam War's legendary units Pages:   Vietnam, Vietnam Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second work of a trilogy on one young Army officer's service in the Vietnam War.

The first volume, Saigon Cop, covers his year as a Military Police platoon leader in Saigon. The third volume, Mekong Mud A Memoir book.

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Vietnam, A Memoir: Saigon Cop, is not it. The focus of this book and of two later volumes in the series is war stripped of glory, high purpose, inspiration, and easy but false patriotism.

Instead, the focus is on five Bs: booze, babes, boredom, bureaucracy, and occasionally battle. Plus, there are memoirs like those of President Johnson (Vantage Point, ) and President Richard Nixon (The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, ) that aren’t devoted to Vietnam.

After his brutal one-year tour in Vietnam, Duffy returns to Chicago, where he enjoys a Christmas dinner with his family before enrolling as a freshman at Colorado College. Like many vets, his return from the war would be met with curiosity, indifference, and, at times, scorn.

This harrowing memoir was thirty years in the making. Book Synopsis: The Best We Could is a national bestseller. A Memoir book is an illustrated memoir of one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. It is a graphic novel and. Widely considered to be not only one of the best Vietnam war books, but one of the best Vietnam memoirs from a female veteran, Van Devanter does not shy away from vivid descriptions of the wounded and dying men she encountered as a nurse at the 71 st Evacuation Hospital from to The book covers her challenges both in war and in coming.

The book tells the story of a trip John "Chick" Donohue made to Vietnam in November to deliver beer to his buddies. New Memoir Tells Tale Of Beer Run To Vietnam Vietnam, A Memoir: Saigon Cop, is not it.

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The book “is a classic tale, life-affirming and updated for the modern age,” Terrance Maitland wrote in the New York Times Book Review. THE KILLING ZONE: MY LIFE IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

by Frederick Downs Jr., Downs, who served as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam, wrote three memoirs. The Killing Zone, his first, is one of the best of the.

The former Marine knew the country; he had been to Vietnam twice before as a merchant seaman. He soon found a cargo ship going to Vietnam and embarked on the “Greatest Beer Run Ever,” the title of the memoir he co-wrote with J.T.

Molloy. His daring feat has been chronicled in a YouTube documentary and a new book. Secrets: a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Before leaking the Pentagon Papers, which documented U.S.

foreign-policy failures and deceit in Vietnam from toEllsberg was a gung-ho advisor to the State and Defense departments. One Read full review/5(4). One of the all time greatest memoirs of the Vietnam War. % genuine truth from a Marine who thought he was doing the right thing only to discover after much pain and suffering that the War was a complete and total disaster of suffering and death/5(4).

This book works on so many levels, if you love Avaition, it’s there, if you have an interest in Vietnam, it’s there, but really this book is about human nature and relationships.

It is written with great humility, honesty and integrity. I suspect the author is a very decent human /5(). In I released the Pentagon Papers, a 7,page top-secret study of U.S.

decision-making in Vietnam, to the New York Times and the Washington this memoir I describe the two years I spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how I came to the decision to risk my career and freedom to expose the deceptions and delusions that shaped three decades of American foreign.

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InJohn Newman, curator of the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Colorado State University, said of W.D. Ehrhart: "As a poet and editor, Bill Ehrhart is clearly one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature." This autobiographical account of the war, the author's first extended Pages: Days in Vietnam: A MEMOIR of HOWITZERS, HOOK-UPS and SCREW-UPS from MY TOUR.

Condition is "Like New". Shipped with USPS Media date: One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy – difficult for his mother – although he wasn’t a bad child.

In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s in rural Michigan, where he built. Patriotism, Peace and Vietnam: A Memoir. About the Book Patriotism, Peace and Vietnam: A Memoir.

by Peggy Hanna. Though there is no shortage of Vietnam-era books, Peggy Hanna’s tale comes from a unique angle – that of a Midwestern Catholic homemaker and “hawk” turned peace activist. William Charles Ayers (/ ɛər z /; born Decem ) is an American elementary education the s, Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground that opposed US involvement in the Vietnam is known for his s radical activism and his later work in education reform, curriculum and instruction.

InAyers co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described. After reading the first chapter of Larry Gwin's book, I was hooked. This memoir, a story of a naive 1st lieutenant who is sent to Vietnam, survives a nearly disastrous battle, then is horrified by the reality of war and death and suffering, is well-written and spellbinding.

Vietnam & the 60’s Generation: A Memoir. They were the Vietnam generation, a category which can be stretched to take in not only the three million Americans who fought in the war but the vast legions who militantly opposed it, and the millions of others whose political attitudes were shaped by the conflict.

One cannot go back to. "The 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry had the dubious distinction of being the unit that had fought the biggest battle of the war to date, and had suffered the worst casualties.

We and the 1st Battalion." A Yale graduate who volunteered to serve his country, Larry Gwin was only twenty-three years old when he arrived in Vietnam in After a brief stint in the Delta, Gwin was reassigned to 4/5(1). Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir - Ebook written by Larry Gwin.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir/5(18). There are only a few books like Larry Gwin’s Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir (Ivy Books, New York, ) that have come out of the war.

Perhaps it was the nature of that conflict, or maybe it is the attitudes of postwar Americans that have conspired to make this kind of book such a rarity. Army Memoirs. The experience of the American soldier in Vietnam was characterized by search-and-destroy missions conceived to implement an attrition strategy.

Fear of causing China to enter the war had limited the scope of U.S. ground action to South Vietnamese territory. A U.S. Army chaplain for the 25th Infantry Division recounts his experiences sharing the hardships and dangers that made up the daily routine of a combat soldier in Vietnam.

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Chaplain Falabella, decorated for his bravery under fire, offers eyewitness accounts of search-and-destroy missions, night ambushes, helicopter assaults, and a multi-hour. Retired New Bedford Veterans Agent Donat "Dan" LeBlanc has written a book about his life in the military and with the Veterans Administration, including being wounded in Vietnam.Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir.

29 likes. The book is a gift to those veterans who have been unable or unwilling to ever say much about these experiences. In the end it affirms the concept of.