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Code-Name Bright Light
The Untold Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War
Written by George J. Veith


Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: December 1, 1998
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-22650-5 (0-440-22650-3)

The history of the U.S. POW/MIA intelligence and wartime rescue operations has long remained concealed under the shroud of national security, unknown both to the public and to the families of the missing. George J. Veith has assembled an extensive range of previously unseen material, including recently declassified NSA intercepts, State... Read more >

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Dear Mom
A Sniper's Vietnam
Written by Joseph T. Ward


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 1991
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-0853-9 (0-8041-0853-6)

The letters Joseph War, one of the elite Marine Scout Snipers, wrote home reveal a side of the Vietnam war seldom seen. Whether under nigthly mortar attack in An Hoa, with a Marine company in the bullet-scarred jungle, on secret missions to Laos, or on dangerous two-man hunter-kills, Ward lived the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Shooting at the Moon
The Story of America's Clandestine War in Laos
Written by Roger Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: June 1, 1998
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-883642-36-5 (1-883642-36-1)

For a few years in the early 1960s the CIA seemed to be running a perfect covert war in Laos — quiet, inexpensive, just enough arms to help Meo tribesmen defend their home territory from the Communist Pathet Lao. Then the American war in Vietnam spilled across the border. Roger Warner... Read more >

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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
The Vietnam War Revisited
Written by Andrew Wiest


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-187-4 (1-78200-187-5)

From the Colonial War with France in the 1940s and 50s, through to the final evacuation of Saigon and beyond, each chapter of Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, focuses on a different aspect of the Vietnam War. The 15 chapters are written by a diverse set... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Vietnam: A View From the Front Lines

Written by Andrew Wiest


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-972-2 (1-84908-972-8)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Scorched Earth
Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Written by Fred A. Wilcox
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-138-0 (1-60980-138-5)

Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people–including 500,000 children–are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person... Read more >
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Waiting for an Army to Die
The Tragedy of Agent Orange
Written by Fred A. Wilcox


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-136-6 (1-60980-136-9)

“I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it,” said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange–the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange–tells this young... Read more >
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In Pharaoh's Army
Memories of the Lost War
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76023-8 (0-679-76023-7)

This is Wolff’s brilliant and unflinching account of his tour in Vietnam, expressed with the immediacy of autobiography and the art of his best fiction. Traversing an arc that leads from paratrooper’s jump school to the carnage of the Tet offensive, recreating a war where survival depends less on skill than... Read more >
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