The Crescent

Author: David Allin
ISBN: 9781520989433
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Battle-hardened platoon sergeant Aaron Samples hates lieutenants, especially his new platoon leader, Second Lieutenant Stephen Carr. Having just arrived in Viet Nam, Carr is unsure of his own courage and competence, and he resents the way Samples is treating him. Somehow, though, they must find a way to work together, to lead and protect their men during three days of vicious firefights in the Crescent, a large stretch of heavy woods just west of Dau Tieng. The Crescent is crawling with North Vietnamese Army soldiers who are just waiting to ambush the armored personnel carriers of Carr's and Samples' unit in increasingly brutal battles. The third and largest ambush turns into chaos; Carr and Samples get left behind during the withdrawal, believed to be dead. Trapped behind enemy lines, with no hope of rescue, they have only each other to depend on as they evade capture and trek through miles of enemy-infested forest to safety.


Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197160
Size: 51.50 MB
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Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

Mike Force

Author: Shaun Darragh
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504027779
Size: 18.88 MB
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A soldier serving with the MIKE Force in Vietnam wakes every day knowing that it might be his last. You don’t run with the indigenous Montagnard strikers expecting to live forever. That’s the nature of the beast that haunts American advisors serving with the tough little tribal volunteers in Vietnam’s misty, enemy-infested Central Highlands. It’s a tough, demanding duty and just the kind of thing that attracts military mavericks like former Peace Corps volunteer Galen St. Cyr, who discovers empathy and a new, mystical identity with the Jarai tribesmen of his MIKE Force unit. St. Cyr finds himself on the outskirts of the regular US military along with hand-picked American, Australian, and Vietnamese Special Forces advisors and quickly discovers that duty with Montagnard soldiers involves more than just beating the bush and killing the enemy. The world of the Jarai is both primitive and complex, and learning to survive in it is the challenge of St. Cyr’s turbulent life. On a journey that becomes as much spiritual as military, he virtually becomes Jarai, taking a hauntingly beautiful native lover who commands a squad of assassins and listens to spirit voices, and deals with tribal separatist elements who are planning an anti-government coup.


Author: Ned Ricks
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595339875
Size: 34.76 MB
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"Ricks captures Vietnam's dust, heat, and 'fog of war' as only someone who was there can do. His book took me back in a heartbeat: It was so vivid I could almost SMELL it again!"-Ross Rainwater, LTC, Aviation, USA (Retired), 1st Cavalry Division, 1970?71 Set in the dust, heat, forests and mud of Vietnam's Central Highlands, Revelation is a story drawn from actual historical events. The conflict, the action is real. When Army Captain John Davis gets the chance at his own command during the latter days of the Vietnam War, he eagerly accepts the job. Unknown to him, the men of his new unit murdered the officer who had the command before him. These killers have not been identified or caught. Davis' new boss never even told him of the crime. Dealing with internal unit conflicts, external bureaucratic indifference and his own fears and weaknesses, he must still carry on with the assigned mission. In a series of dangerous situations, Davis is at risk, but are these the hazards of war or more murder attempts? Will he ever be reunited with the woman he loves?

Guts N Gunships

Author: Mark Garrison
ISBN: 9781629670539
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Follows Mark Garrison through being on the short list for the draft during the Vietnam War, signing up to be a helicopter pilot, and his tour of duty with the Crocodiles and Alligators of the 119th Assault Helicopter Company.

The Vietnam War

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307700259
Size: 45.15 MB
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"A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--

Escape From Saigon

Author: Michael Morris
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510702997
Size: 46.82 MB
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Few thirty-day periods in history have been more tumultuous than the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. Few thirty-day periods in history have been more tumultuous than the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. With US military now gone for two years, the North Vietnamese Army routed South Vietnam’s forces, resulting in thousands of refugees pouring into the former colonial capital. The world watched and waited for what many expected would be a bloodbath. Escape from Saigon follows various people trapped in the besieged city. Among them are a former GI attempting to rescue his Vietnamese wife’s terrified relatives; a Vietnamese-American television reporter whose conflicted heritage threatens her future; an American businessman risking his life to smuggle out his employees; and the last remaining US diplomatic personnel in Saigon, including the ambassador, military liaisons, and CIA operatives. The NVA onslaught is spearheaded by two officers—one intent on maintaining military restraint, the other bent on revenge and will sweep up families, friends, and comrades in this final chapter of a war that has already taken millions of lives. Escape from Saigon is a story of a city and its inhabitants struggling to survive in its most desperate hours—a tale that stays true to the historic record while recounting moments of human hardship, courage, and triumph. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Tactics Of The Crescent Moon

Author: H. John Poole
Publisher: Posterity Press (NC)
ISBN: 9780963869579
Size: 34.24 MB
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Tactics of the Crescent Moon shows for the first time in any detail how Muslim militants fight at short range. From the vast quantities of intelligence available, its author extracts the small-unit tactical trends. While the enemy's combat method may seem amateurish, they are nonetheless very effective in a 4th-generation-warfare environment. Those methods have already forced the Israeli Army out of Southern Lebanon and the Soviet Army out of Afghanistan. To make matters worse, they may be improving. In the book's forward, Maj. Gen. Ray L. Smith warns that the current crop of irregulars have flexible and adaptable training techniques and tactical methods. This book will help the reader to counter them.


Author: Charles J Boyle
Publisher: St. John's Press
ISBN: 9780991601448
Size: 46.80 MB
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The Vietnam War opens the door for countless volumes of personal memoirs from the fighting men who waged it. Most are well crafted by the men who never thought they would write a book, especially one about Vietnam. Absolution is an exceptional work of one man's journey across those Asian battlefields in 1967 and 1968. Author Charles J. Boyle, takes you smack into the fighting from the first page of this authentic history and leaves you breathless all the way to the end. His descriptions of battle, how they were won or lost, and the men who fought them are spine chilling. Absolution is not just a story of the horror of war in Vietnam, but it is also one of love... love and admiration for the men who fought it. Thousands of young men, most of them teenagers, were thrust into the barbarity of that Asian civil war inadequately trained and initially armed with a defective weapon. In Vietnam, the foot soldier honed his "killing skills" by instinct and imagination. Out of Vietnam emerged a legion of men, struggling with an even greater battle, personal and private. They suffered a moral conflict that only those who have taken another life can comprehend. Then, undermining their gallant service in Vietnam, a powerful and biased news media created a myth that quickly spread across America. They said that the Vietnam-era soldier was a misfit; a perverse example of a military machine gone awry, wreaking havoc upon innocent civilians. Soon after the fighting was done in Vietnam, prominent news broadcasters coined a new phrase: "They only war we ever lost," they said. They want you to believe that the soldier lost the war, when, in fact, he lost only his youth, his innocence and sadly, many of his friends. Absolution will take you through that aftermath, offer solutions for the Post Traumatic Stress that these soldiers suffered, and will prove to you that these Vietnam Veterans were some of the finest soldiers that ever served America. Absolution is a remarkable resurrection of the Vietnam battlefield, told by an author who has "been there." It is an extraordinary and moving story, accurately portrayed, with all the valor, pain, and sacrifice that distinguished Vietnam from other wars. It is superb history and great reading. It will tear at your heart and make you want to cry.