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Essential bits of the warrior's reality for a stunningly vivid portrait of the Vietnam War

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In Vietnam Gun Trucks by Gordon L. Rottman, the vehicles' designs, names and markings are given generous treatment in the illustrations and descriptions.

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Blackhorse Riders by Philip Keith is an overdue tribute to the men of Alpha Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, for their daring rescue of a 1st Cav Div unit in March 1970

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Vietnam in HD, which ran on the History channel in November 2011, is a six-hour documentary using film footage from GI's in-country home movies, including first-person accounts

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Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam, by Joann Puffer Kotcher, makes a strong case for the impact that a small cadre of women had on the arc of women's equality in the armed forces

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The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon, by Timothy J. Lomperis, who served two tours of duty, is both memoir and history, offering a "mid-level" perspective of the rear-echelon war in Saigon

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The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Vietnam War, by David Zierler, provides an examination of the first great ideological battle between nascent environmentalism and cold war dogmatism

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Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam by Lewis Sorley, is extensively researched and argued with precision, but it is not a balanced biography of Westmoreland so much as it is an indictment, and a damning one at that

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Some historical perspective on the different ways that "Vietnam" has influenced the Oval Office

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Spells out the medical consequences of war, from the Civil War to today's fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, where more veterans are surviving but with more serious wounds

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A young surgeon experienced the war in Vietnam intently, and his poignant stories shed light on the reality of a doctor's war

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The ingredients that combined to create the Mayaguez disaster, the "last battle of the Vietnam War," following the fall of Saigon

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Sheds some light on an early workhorse, and warhorse, of the air war in Indochina–the first Western jet fighter capable of sustained Mach 1 flight

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At the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, there are new exhibits on Brig. Gen. Robin Olds and the pilots who flew in Rolling Thunder

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In his new book, Karl Marlantes deals with warriors past and present, giving advice to new soldiers to become "conscious warriors"

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Among the most neglected viewpoints of the war have been those of the Republic of Vietnam, which the U.S. largely created, propped up, manipulated and finally abandoned.

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