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10 books about the Vietnam War
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Our Vietnam Wars: as told by 100 veterans who served by William F. Brown
This book was published 3 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 11.4 hours to read.
Want to know what Vietnam was really like? Volume 2 is now out with 60 more stories, the same number of pages, but the stories are longer and more intense, and Volume 3 will be out this Fall. Every American should read them to learn what our Veterans went through over there. This is not just another war book. It is a book about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Veterans, men and women, who served there. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, from the late 1950s to 1975 we served from the Delta to the DMZ, and from Thailand to Yankee Station in the South China Sea. Infantry grunts, truck drivers, medics, helicopter pilots, nurses, clerk typists, jet pilots, mechanics, staff officers, repairmen, artillerymen, B-52 bombardiers, MPs, and doctors, we were black, white, and Hispanic, male and female. We were only in our teens and early twenties, but our stories continue to resonate through the years. January 30 marks the anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the seminal event of a war that dominated my generation and changed lives. Some of the men and women in this book are true war heroes. Most were just trying to survive. If you were there, you understand. If you weren't, my hope is that through these stories you will. Breaking down the stereotypes, they tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place and how it changed us, and what we did after we came home. Over 58,200 of us paid the ultimate price, but the war didn't end when the last US helicopter lifted off from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon. It continues to take its ugly toll on many who did come home. Instead of bands and parades, we got PTSD and Agent Orange, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, neuropathy, leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, and prostate cancer, and many more. As they say, "Vietnam: the gift that keeps on giving."
19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings by Lew Jennings
Category: Vietnam War
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 12.5 hours to read.
"19 Minutes to Live" illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War by John "Chick" Donohue
This book was published last year by William Morrow and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
A "memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. Marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving in Vietnam in the late 1960s"--Publisher marketing.
The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History by DK
Category: United States
This book was published 4 years ago by DK and takes approximately 12.0 hours to read.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam through powerful images; profiles of the war's most influential figures, such as Henry Kissinger and Pol Pot; and a complete overview of the conduct, strategies, and events in this controversial war, including Ho Chi Minh's rise to power, the Geneva conference, America's intervention, and the Christmas bombings. Gallery spreads feature collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, and diagrams and maps show exactly where battles and key moments happened. A divisive and destructive event, the Vietnam War was the world's first televised war, and photographs from its front lines powerfully convey war's complex reality. Taking a global perspective, The Vietnam War remembers the people who served and features full spreads about prisoners of war, anti-war protest movements, and the significance of the war for black Americans as they struggled for civil rights. The Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America's longest and bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.
A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (The Airmen Series) by David Lee Corley
This book was published 2 years ago by Telos LLC and takes approximately 11.6 hours to read.
In 1945, a six-man covert OSS unit parachuted into Northern Vietnam to find the elusive leader of the Viet Minh - Ho Chi Minh. Its mission was to supply and train the Vietnamese rebels to fight the Japanese army and cut off their supply routes into China.This is the story of The Deer Team - the first Americans to fight and die in Vietnam.
Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War by Capt Doug Chamberlain
This book was published 2 years ago by Love the West Publications LLC and takes approximately 11.6 hours to read.
DON'T ROCK THE BOAT-THIS IS AN ORDER. Bury him. Captain Chamberlain recalls the unspeakable order he & his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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