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In Landmark Speeches of the Vietnam War, Gregory Allen Olson has woven together 14 speeches from 1945-1971 that offer readers key insights to the war. It shows a broad spectrum of positions and the evolution of policy and protest related to Vietnam

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Beyond the Killing Fields is a compilation of Sidney Schanberg's war reporting, including dispatches from Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge closed in. Schanberg presents his evidence that American POWs and MIAs who survived the war were left behind

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In Lullabies for Lieutenants, author Franklin Cox describes his in-country experience as a U.S. Marine forward observer during the Vietnam War, 1965-66, giving glimpses at both the "big picture" and the many tiny facets that make up the Vietnam War

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The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam by Ira Hunt addresses its sniper program, problems of weapons retrieval and collateral damage, and offers insights to the 9th ID’s pioneering of tactical innovations and its trouble operating in the Mekong Delta

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F-105 Thunderchief by Peter Davies, part of Osprey's Combat Aircraft series, details the supersonic bombing mainstay of the Vietnam War, forever associated with Operation Rolling Thunder, and describes the F-105’s hazardous missions over Vietnam

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After My Lai by Gary W. Bray follows the infantryman’s experience as commander of 1st Platoon, Charlie Company (Americal Div 20th Inf Reg) the same platoon that 2nd Lt. William Calley had commanded during the My Lai massacre a year and a half earlier

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Thomas Briggs' personal memoir, Cash on Delivery, gives a rare and valuable glimpse into American involvement in the little-publicized secret war in southern Laos, Military Region III, where covert U.S. and Lao activities have been largely unreported

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Voices from the Vietnam War, by Xiaobing Li, is the first oral history of the war to include Chinese and Russian veterans, among those from the U.S. and Vietnam. One of the voices is a former KGB spy assigned to the Russian Embassy in Hanoi

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My Lai, a TV documentary on the Vietnam War that premiered on The American Experience PBS, contains new interviews with C Company soldiers, door gunner Lawrence Colburn, and Aubrey Daniel, chief Army prosecutor in the trial of 2nd Lt. William Calley

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Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives edited by Michael H. Hunt is a collection of 102 documents aimed to help students and teachers gain an understanding of the war, its impact and longterm consequences

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A Hundred Feet Over Hell, by Jim Hooper, presents firsthand accounts of men of 220th Recon Airplane Company who flew close tactical reconnaissance in Cessna O-1 Bird Dogs over I Corps at the DMZ, calling in artillery and airstrikes, 1968-69

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Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency, by Thomas L. Ahern Jr., is about the CIA's role in rural pacification operations in Vietnam, 1954-75. Ahern focuses on the struggle to suppress the Viet Cong and win the loyalty of the peasantry

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With the Ho Chi Minh Trail as his stage, historianJohn Prados plays out the tragedy that was Vietnam.

By John I. Witmer

Millions of words have been written about the Vietnam War, and still, nearly 25 years after the fall …

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CROSS BORDER WARRIORS
The thousands of Canadians who fought alongside U.S. soldiers in Vietnam were following a tradition dating back to theAmerican Civil War, when Canadians fought on both sides of that struggle. "The British North Americans who fought…in theCivil …

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The 9th Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division, in Vietnam: 35 Personal Accounts, by Jean Shellenbarger, McFarland, Jefferson, N.C., 2000, $35.

Unlike most units that served in Vietnam, the U.S. Marines' 9th Engineer Battalion was created in November 1965 specifically for …

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Escape With Honor: My Last Hours in Vietnam, by Francis Terry McNamara with Adrian Hill, Brassey's, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1997, $21.95.

The last days of the Vietnam War are vividly portrayed by former Consul General Terry McNamara of the U.S. …

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