Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines

Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines

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Hardcover, Osprey Pub Co, 2013, ISBN13 9781849089722, ISBN10 1849089728
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"Based on the rich collection housed at the National Archives, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, [this work] allows the reader a grunt's-eye view of the conflict."--Front jacket flap.

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"Based on the rich collection housed at the National Archives, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, [this work] allows the reader a grunt's-eye view of the conflict."--Front jacket flap.

"Vietnam: A View from the Frontline" traces the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion. "Vietnam "features a grunt's-eye view of the conflict - from the steaming rice paddies and swamps of the Mekong Delta, to the triple-canopy rainforest of the Central Highlands, to the forlorn Marine bases that dotted the DMZ. Like Karl Marlantes' groundbreaking novel 2010, "Mattherhorn," this book will change the way we think about Vietnam. Told in uncompromising, no-holds barred language of the soldiers themselves, the stories contained within this book" "detail everything from heroism to fragging, from helicopters hitting the LZs to rampant drug use. It is a true and grippingly accurate portrait of the American war in Vietnam through the eyes of the men and women who fought in that far away land while a few are drawn from medics, corpsmen, nurses and widows. The book is based on rich collections housed at the National Archive, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech.

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Number of Pages: 304
Original Languages: English
Author: Wiest, Andrew
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
ISBN-13: 9781849089722
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 1849089728
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