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    Vietnam Book Review: The Eaves of Heaven

    The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham. Harmony Books, 2008, $24.95 Andrew X. Pham, born in Saigon in 1967 as Pham Xuan An, is one of the most accomplished Vietnamese-American writers to examine the American war in...

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    In his 25 years as a fighter and a prisoner, ARVN officer...

    For 12 years, a diminutive South Vietnamese Army officer named Cau Le was in almost continuous combat against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. As a platoon leader, company, battalion and finally regimental commander, Le was decorated...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Bill Mauldin

    Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front by Todd DePastino. Norton, 2008, $27.95. Willie and Joe brought the life of GIs in the foxholes of World War II to millions of Americans in a way no flesh and blood reality could. This was the reality of war,...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Spy Who Loved Us

    The Spy Who Loved Us: The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An’s Dangerous Game by Thomas Bass. Public Affairs Books, 2009, $26.95. One of the first lessons in understanding the enigma of Vietnam was taught to me by a veteran Vietnamese...

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    The Vietnam Rollers Play Ball

    As their country teetered on chaos and collapse, a group of Vietnamese teenagers embraced an all-American game for a season to remember. The Vietnamese youth grasped something tightly in his hand as he sprinted past us, arms and legs...

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    Vietnam Review: An Unlikely Weapon

    An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story DVD, produced and directed by Morgan Cooper, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, 85 minutes, 2008, $24.95 www.anunlikelyweapon.com While Eddie Adams covered 13 wars and took pictures of presidents,...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Eddie Adams

    Eddie Adams: Vietnam edited by Alyssa Adams, Umbrage Editions Books, March 2009, $50 Since the advent of the art of photography a century and a half ago, millions and millions of split seconds have been frozen for eternity, becoming, to...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Vietnam Posters

    Vietnam Posters: The David Heather Collection by David Heather and Sherry Buchanan, Prestel, 2009 When rebellion, revolution and war grip a society, the reverberations reach into every corner of the culture, including the world of art and...

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    Vietnam Book Reviews: Keep Your Head Down and Loon

    Keep Your Head Down by Doug Anderson, Norton, 2009  Loon by Jack McLean, Presidio Press, 2009 In the four decades that have slipped by since the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of veterans have written war memoirs. Most are...

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    My War: We All Served, But Dad Deserved More

    KENNETH G. CARLSON Captain, U.S. Army, Armored Cavalry Troop Commander A Troop, 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry Quang Tri Province, 1968-69 I expect that many readers of Vietnam magazine can declare that they served more than one tour in...

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    Vietnam Book Review: My Enemy, My Friend

    My Enemy, My Friend: A Story of Reconciliation from the Vietnam War by Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, USAF (Ret.), with Fran Erickson, Aviation Heritage Park, 2009 Anyone who has studied the air war over Vietnam in detail, or who may have caught...

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    Duty and Honor: Escorting a Friend

    My orders were to be ‘military escort of a deceased soldier,’ but this soldier was my best friend. As I strode up the steps and through the door of Building Number 4, I was stopped cold in my tracks at the sight before me. In the...

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    My War: Owen Mike

    MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL, SUMMER 1968-MARCH 1970 I’m a Native American, Ho Chunk Nation, from Wisconsin. Above everything I accept my own death as destiny. It’s a great honor to die as a warrior on the battlegrounds. Summer of 1968,...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- October 2009

    Obama on Our Side? For the first time since becoming a subscriber to Vietnam I find myself wondering if I should renew my subscription. This is due to the Peter Brush essay in the April issue that gives me the impression that there are...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Heart of a Patriot

    Heart of a Patriot, How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove by Max Cleland with Ben Raines, Simon and Schuster, 2009 By any measure, Max Cleland has lived a life full of pain and agony at a level endured by...

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    The Backstory of Vietnam’s Pulitzers

    A veteran photo editor and critic delves into the stories—and the men—behind the greatest photographs from the war. Guerrilla war in Vietnam was frustrating. The fighting was every- where and nowhere—and it was photographed like no...