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My Vietnam War

My Vietnam War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1922132780
Author: ,
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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My Vietnam War by , Book Resume:

My Vietnam War is Dave Morgan's story. A typical 20 year old, he was forced into extraordinary circumstances in Vietnam. Far from his carefree youth, the Vietnam War would expose Dave to an atmosphere of ever-present danger and sheer terror that would impact him forever. His return to a divided Australia would isolate him further. During his service Dave wrote home to his mother from Vietnam tracking the days and the events. In 1992, after his mother passed away, he found all of his letters with his own recollections and diary entries, and the short stories of seven other veterans, to capture the unbelievable danger and horror that these young men experienced in Vietnam. He also describes how Vietnam established life-long feelings of intense loyalty, trust and mateship between the men that served there. Dave's story focuses on his time as a soldier and his return psychologically exhausted to a divided nation.

My Lai

My Lai [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 142140706X
Author: William Thomas Allison
Publisher: JHU Press
File Size: 704 KB
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Read Count: 7673694


My Lai by William Thomas Allison Book Resume:

Well written and accessible, Allison’s book provides a clear narrative of this historic moment and offers suggestions for how to come to terms with its aftermath.

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780393076066
Author: Frederick Downs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
File Size: 693 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5155882


The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War by Frederick Downs Book Resume:

“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

When We Were Brave

When We Were Brave [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838882510
Author: Suzanne Kelman
Publisher: Bookouture
File Size: 761 KB
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Read Count: 1877552


When We Were Brave by Suzanne Kelman Book Resume:

The face of the woman in the photograph was tilted upwards, as if enjoying the sunshine just for a moment, even as the wreckage of the bombed-out street lay behind her… 1944, Cornwall: Blinded by love, Vivienne Hamilton eloped to Paris with a Nazi prisoner-of-war, never to be seen again. A disgrace to her family, her name would not be mentioned by any of her relatives for over 75 years. Present day, London: When Sophie discovers a photograph of her great aunt Vivi from World War Two, it throws her into a world of confusion. Because, as she learns about this secret relative, she quickly realises that the photograph doesn’t fit with her family’s story. It shows Vivi leaving an address associated with a spy network in London – a place she had no reason to be – and it is dated right before she disappeared. Meanwhile Sophie’s own life feels as blasted and bombed as the blitzed city in the photograph she’s looking at. Her beautiful daughter – as full of joy and wild energy as Vivi had apparently once been – is gone; and Sophie’s heart has been left broken into pieces. Retreating to the family home in rural Cornwall to seek solace from her pain and the feelings of guilt that she could have done more to protect her daughter, Sophie finds herself becoming obsessed with Vivi’s life. But nothing can prepare Sophie for what she is about to uncover – the story of a woman who risked everything for the person she loved the most; and a secret family history that could be the key to Sophie’s own future. A powerful, haunting and unforgettable read about love, heartbreak and betrayal set in Second World War Britain and France. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Under a Scarlet Sky and My Name is Eva. Readers love When We Were Brave: ‘Wow! Just wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat right from the get-go!... [An] amazing story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fantastic… Historical fiction at its best. Characters that you fall in love with, a story you will hate to end.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Totally captivating… About the bravery of the silent heroes of WWII, the secret agents who intercepted codes… A wonderful, compelling story that will grip you to the very end, it will break your heart but it will also leave you with a sense of gratitude for these selfless individuals. I can't stop thinking about this story.’ Krafti Reader, 5 stars ‘I [am] hooked on this FANTASTIC author. When We Were Brave is another OUTSTANDING piece of fantastic writing… I have nothing but total admiration.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Mesmerising and captivated me with every turn of the page… Absolutely heart-breaking… Filled with sadness, love, courage and sacrifice – I couldn’t put this book down.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘A heartbreaking tale of war, love, loss, betrayal and courage.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my goodness I loved this book!!!… A beautifully woven time-slip novel… This story and its characters will stay with me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I LOVED THIS BOOK!… Vivi is a fierce heroine and represents the bravery that everyone had to have during the war… I recommend this book to everyone that loves historical fiction.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A truly heartbreaking and inspirational read. I was gripped from page one and literally flew through the pages.’ Jaynie’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘After reading When We Were Brave [Suzanne Kelman] is officially added to my autobuy author list… For a book to bring tears to my eyes it has to be amazing... I highly recommend this one to anyone who loves WWII fiction and even those that normally do not… You will not be disappointed.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Kill Anything That Moves

Kill Anything That Moves [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0805095470
Author: Nick Turse
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
File Size: 1375 KB
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Read Count: 6618062


Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse Book Resume:

Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves." Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month." Thousands of Vietnam books later, Kill Anything That Moves, devastating and definitive, finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts Americans to this day.

Vietnam War Stories

Vietnam War Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134902611
Author: Tobey C. Herzog
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 564 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 519498


Vietnam War Stories by Tobey C. Herzog Book Resume:

The Gulf War and its aftermath have testified once again to the significance placed on the meanings and images of Vietnam by US media and culture. Almost two decades after the end of hostilities, the Vietnam War remains a dominant moral, political and military touchstone in American cultural consciousness. Vietnam War Stories provides a comprehensive critical framework for understanding the Vietnam experience, Vietnam narratives and modern war literature. The narratives examined - personal accounts as well as novels - portray a soldier's and a country's journey from pre-war innocence, through battlefield experience and consideration, to a difficult post-war adjustment. Tobey Herzog places these narratives within the context of important cultural and literary themes, including inherent ironies of war, the "John Wayne syndrome" of pre-war innocence, and the "heavy Heart-of-Darkness trip" of the conflict itself.

My Vietnam War

My Vietnam War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1922132780
Author: Dave Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 1730 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3862198


My Vietnam War by Dave Morgan Book Resume:

My Vietnam War is Dave Morgan's story. A typical 20 year old, he was forced into extraordinary circumstances in Vietnam. Far from his carefree youth, the Vietnam War would expose Dave to an atmosphere of ever-present danger and sheer terror that would impact him forever. His return to a divided Australia would isolate him further. During his service Dave wrote home to his mother from Vietnam tracking the days and the events. In 1992, after his mother passed away, he found all of his letters with his own recollections and diary entries, and the short stories of seven other veterans, to capture the unbelievable danger and horror that these young men experienced in Vietnam. He also describes how Vietnam established life-long feelings of intense loyalty, trust and mateship between the men that served there. Dave's story focuses on his time as a soldier and his return psychologically exhausted to a divided nation.


Matterhorn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780802197160
Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
File Size: 1323 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9769583


Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Book Resume:

Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Night Sky with Exit Wounds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1619321564
Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
File Size: 781 KB
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Read Count: 2369063


Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong Book Resume:

Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016" One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April" “Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.”—The New Yorker "Night Sky with Exit Wounds establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."—Buzzfeed's "Most Exciting New Books of 2016" "This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.”—2016 Whiting Award citation "Night Sky with Exit Wounds is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."—LitHub "Vuong’s powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity."—Slate “In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into—and culls from—individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, ‘Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won’t remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.’”—Publishers Weekly "What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."—Li-Young Lee Torso of Air Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful & gone. So you take the knife to the wall instead. You carve & carve until a coin of light appears & you get to look in, at last, on happiness. The eye staring back from the other side— waiting. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.

My Last War

My Last War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440152691
Author: Charles M. Grist
Publisher: iUniverse
File Size: 1539 KB
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My Last War by Charles M. Grist Book Resume:

Charles M. Grist is one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. In 2004, he volunteered to be the sergeant-in-charge of the Protective Service Detail for an Army Reserve general in Baghdad. Grist and his unit, the C.O.B.R.A. Team, were based inside Baghdads Green Zone, but their travels with the general led them along the deadly roads of Baghdad, to the throne of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, and through the picturesque hills of Kurdistan. It was a fast-paced life of high adventure, filled with convoys, mortar or rocket attacks, and the constant threats of ambushes or improvised explosive devices. As a Vietnam veteran, Grist knew that Operation Iraqi Freedom would be his last war. He used his daily journal to record his team's wartime experiences, to document the events that shaped Iraq in 2004, and to preserve the heroic deeds of some of the Army Reserve and National Guard warrior-citizens with whom he served. That journal became the basis for this book.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547420293
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
File Size: 954 KB
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Read Count: 1985499


The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Book Resume:

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Legacy of a War

Legacy of a War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000149684
Author: Ellen Frey-Wouters
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 483 KB
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Legacy of a War by Ellen Frey-Wouters Book Resume:

A survey examines American attitudes toward the Vietnam War and the experiences and ideas that turned most people against the war.

Nothing Ever Dies

Nothing Ever Dies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674969863
Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
File Size: 415 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4509809


Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Thanh Nguyen Book Resume:

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.


Dispatches [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307814165
Author: Michael Herr
Publisher: Vintage
File Size: 452 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5124019


Dispatches by Michael Herr Book Resume:

"The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

The Origins of the Vietnam War

The Origins of the Vietnam War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317882555
Author: Fredrik Logevall
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1264 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2813009


The Origins of the Vietnam War by Fredrik Logevall Book Resume:

Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background.

My Brother's Keeper: Poems of the Vietnam war by Marine Cpl. Rod Padilla

My Brother's Keeper: Poems of the Vietnam war by Marine Cpl. Rod Padilla [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1680905678
Author: Rodwick Padilla
Publisher: America Star Books
File Size: 928 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1797517


My Brother's Keeper: Poems of the Vietnam war by Marine Cpl. Rod Padilla by Rodwick Padilla Book Resume:

All war is horrific and life-altering. Most of those who do the fighting are unable to speak about it openly. But the act of sharing their experience with others can be life-affirming. These are the raw war poems of Vietnam veteran Marine Cpl. Rod Padilla. They are a spontaneous outpouring of his battlefield experience years after the event. The voice is authentic. The poems are unedited. It is hoped that the publication of this book may help alleviate the suffering of others. A sense of the emotional depth and immediacy of the poems is best illustrated by this wall rubbing of the name of Rod Padilla’s fallen brother from the Vietnam veteran’s war memorial. Rod Padilla lives in Montara, California with his wife and family. He recently retired from a long career in youth education, and now spends much of his time in veteran affairs and community service. His hobby is rebuilding vintage muscle cars.

Flying Warrior

Flying Warrior [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1683500679
Author: Jules Harper
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
File Size: 620 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5045851


Flying Warrior by Jules Harper Book Resume:

A Vietnam veteran takes you into the cockpit and shares true stories of his flying career in this compelling memoir. In this action-packed memoir, Jules Harper recounts the unique process of becoming a naval aviator, revealing his experiences as a brand new pilot in a combat squadron and, finally, a flying warrior. He survived two combat cruises aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk from 1966–1968, compiled 332 career carrier takeoffs and landings, and was shot at daily by enemy fire while completing 200 combat missions over Vietnam, and shares the views of the aviators who flew along with him on these missions while fighting this unpopular war. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, twenty-one Air Medals, and many other accolades, he offers readers a new understanding and appreciation of the warriors who protect not only their comrades in arms, but the defense of the nation as well.

My Lai

My Lai [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137086254
Author: NA NA
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 1059 KB
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Read Count: 3335985


My Lai by NA NA Book Resume:

This volume introduces students to the most controversial incident of the Vietnam War - the My Lai massacre when almost 400 Vietnamese civilians were killed in four hours. The authors discuss the ramifications of the cover-up and the ensuing investigations for the American public, policymakers, the anti-War movement and the soldiers involved. They examine the causes of the massacre and the issues of culpability and human rights. The narrative is built around 70 primary documents drawn mainly from testimony and reports from the government enquiry into the outrage.

Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietnam War Story

Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietnam War Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stan Taylor
Publisher: Jonathon Jones
File Size: 458 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 689485


Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietnam War Story by Stan Taylor Book Resume:

Excerpt: “I watched two point men take a 50-caliber machine gun bullet to the head, and watched the third being grabbed and taken behind enemy lines. Two of the enemy soldiers, which we often referred to as gooks, quickly came after me. As I quickly mowed them down with my automatic rifle, I crawled backwards away from the enemy gunfire, using my helmet to push sand in front of me as I went, which made it possible to look behind me. But as I looked back, I realized that my safety net was no longer safe. I saw my entire company falling like dominoes. Medics were running left and right, risking their lives to help others with bravery that even the most amazing soldier couldn’t hope to match. Some of the events I witnessed during that moment were beyond comprehension. I watched a young, courageous black medic take an 81-millimeter round to his head, and his whole body instantly turned to smoke. Young nineteen and twenty year old kids were crying like children, but fighting like someone had raped their sisters. So many things were going through my head at that moment, and in one single heartbeat I was overwhelmed with a flashback of my entire life. This is my story, from point A to B, of my life and times in the midst of hell on Earth.” Keywords: vietnam , vietnam war , war novel , war , war book , biography , autobiography

The Patricia Lynn Project

The Patricia Lynn Project [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1491752289
Author: David Karmes
Publisher: iUniverse
File Size: 1852 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9178875


The Patricia Lynn Project by David Karmes Book Resume:

This is my experience in the early Vietnam War as a non-combat soldier in the United States Air Force. It is about a very special and secret aircraft that I was involved in the early set-up of the project called “The Patricia Lynn Project”. It will cover my experiences throughout the year and those of the aircraft I worked on during the year. It also covers the people I worked with and for during that year. It will cover the battle damage to the aircraft and many experiences as told by the pilots. It also tells of my experiences in the country of Vietnam, including my own leisure time. It tells detailed information about the special modifications of the aircraft and the importance of the aircraft in the entire Vietnam War.