New York: Ivy Books, 1998. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. , 357,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Command Sergeant Major William T. Craig retired from the United States Army on November 1, 1976. He served thirteen years in U.S. Army Special Forces units (Green Berets); he was a veteran of the Korean conflict and fought for five years in Laos and Vietnam. His many awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Ribbon with bronze campaign star, and the Vietnamese Service Ribbon with nine battle stars.
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2001. Trade paperback. Format is 6.25 inches by 8.25 inches. 203 pages. Illustrations. End Notes. Maps. Glossary. Index. Sticker residue on rear cover. Cover has minor wear. Signed by the author on page 2. The author, a retired miltary chaplain, provides an account of his thirty year relationship with the U.S. military. He recalls and shares many dramatic and poignant incidents that occured during two tours in Vietnam with combat units, a drug testing incident in German during which he was nearly court-martialed and discharged from the service, and many other experiences during his long years of service. The book provides an honest appraisal of his service as a chaplain during a controversial period in American history.
Livermore, ME: Signal Tree Publications, 1998. Reprint. Fourth printing, 2001. Hardcover. 266,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Signed by author. Associated bookmark and author's business card laid in. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Moon Dash Warrior is the story of Delano Cummings, a Lumbee Indian from North Carolina, who, inspired by simple patriotism and a straightforward devotion to duty, grew up to become a United States Marine in Vietnam. Delano served three tours in Vietnam, one with the infantry as part of Second Battalion, First Marines, and two with an elite recon unit. During the 37 months that made up his personal war, this young Marine fought both the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese in the mountains, jungles, rice paddies and valleys of South Vietnam. Told simply and courageously, Moon Dash Warrior, is, in the end, the starkly real and very moving account of the difficult but honorable trail one proud, young, American Indian warrior determined to follow to its end.
Washington DC: Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. 1997. Second Revised and Expanded Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xxxiii, , 680 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Illustrations. Tables. Select Bibliography. Index. Footnotes. Signed by Currie on title page. Inscribed by Currie on fep facing the title page. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Colonel James T. Currie is a trained military historian. He had been a college professor. He was the first Historian of the United States Department of Education and the first Associate Historian of the House of Representatives. He was a Professional Staff Member for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He then joined the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Colonel Crossland was an Army Reservist with over 20 years of service in the three Army components. He served in Vietnam. He was a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College and worked at the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). During his service he earned the Bronze Star and also received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
New York, N.Y. HarperCollins Books, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 740 pages. Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Sources. Notes. Bibliography. Photo Credit. Index. Signed by author on the title page Includes Part One--Brethren of a Kind (Nixon, Kissinger, and 1968); Part Two--The Limits of Power (The Nixon-Kissinger White House; Hope and Illusion; The Politics of Foreign Policy; Troubles Galore; Crisis Managers; Winter of Discontent); Part Three--The Best of Times (The Road to Détente, Détente in Asia: Gains and Losses; The Warriors as Peacemakers; Tainted Victories; Part Four--The Worst of Times--New Miseries; In the Shadow of Watergate; The Nixon-Kissinger Presidency; and The End of a Presidency. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To: John Fogarty, With Warm Good Wishes, Robert Dallek. Robert A. Dallek (born May 16, 1934) is an American historian specializing in the presidents of the United States, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. He retired as a history professor at Boston University in 2004 and previously taught at Columbia University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Oxford University. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945 as well as other awards. In 2007 Dallek published Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, which claims that they were visionaries and cynics at the same time, in an attempt to explain the ups and down of their diplomatic careers. The book was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in History.
New York, N.Y. HarperCollins Books, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 740 pages. Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Sources. Notes. Bibliography. Photo Credit. Index. Slightly shaken and cocked. Bottom edge stained. Includes Part One--Brethren of a Kind (Nixon, Kissinger, and 1968); Part Two--The Limits of Power (The Nixon-Kissinger White House; Hope and Illusion; The Politics of Foreign Policy; Troubles Galore; Crisis Managers; Winter of Discontent); Part Three--The Best of Times (The Road to Détente, Détente in Asia: Gains and Losses; The Warriors as Peacemakers; Tainted Victories; Part Four--The Worst of Times--New Miseries; In the Shadow of Watergate; The Nixon-Kissinger Presidency; and The End of a Presidency. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To: John Fogarty, With Warm Good Wishes, Robert Dallek. Robert A. Dallek (born May 16, 1934) is an American historian specializing in the presidents of the United States, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. He retired as a history professor at Boston University in 2004 and previously taught at Columbia University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Oxford University. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945 as well as other awards. In 2007 Dallek published Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, which claims that they were visionaries and cynics at the same time, in an attempt to explain the ups and down of their diplomatic careers. The book was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in History.
New York, N.Y. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 326 pages. DJ has slight wear. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: For David Gilbert, a fellow writer, one who is fortunate enough to know my splendid editor, Meaghan. May nothing in this book disappoint you! Ann Darby 14 August 1999. Includes Acknowledgments, as well as chapters on Slow Burn, Silk Knots, Christmas, Kisses, Cannonball, the News World, and The Art Room. This book tells the story of a young woman's passage from the troubled family she's longing to escape to the "family" she struggles to create when she is forced into an early adulthood. As the war in Vietnam escalates and as brush fires blacken the California foothills, the Harris family shatters and its members are driven to find new ways to live with one another. With an intimacy immediate and true, The Orphan Game portrays the powerful love that not only binds a family but can also break it apart. Set in a quiet Southern Californian town in 1965, a town where the rules of the fifties haven't quite departed and the new mores of the sixties are fast encroaching, this rueful tale is told in the intertwined voices of three women: Maggie, the young woman struggling to define herself; Marian, the mother who must relinquish her; and Mrs. Rumsen, the childless great-aunt who cares for Maggie when her mother can't.
Washington DC: German Historical Institute and Cambridge University Press, 2003. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. xii, 371,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Preface by Detlef Junker. Black mark on bottom edge. Lloyd C. Gardner (born 1934) is an American historian, a member of the "Wisconsin School" of diplomatic history along with Walter LaFeber and Thomas J. McCormick. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Gardner was the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, where taught since 1963. A specialist in 20th century History of U.S. foreign policy, Gardner has held several national fellowships, including two Fulbright Professorships in England and Finland, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is author or editor of 16 books on American foreign policy. Wilfried Mausbach has been a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and has held assistant professorships in history at both the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin and Heidelberg University.
Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 838,  pages. Full page black and white map of Vietnam opposite the title page. DJ in plastic sleeve. Preface, Acknowledgments, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. This is a comprehensive account of the three wars which ravaged Vietnam for thirty years. For the first time, these wars are shown from all sides, a view made possible by released classified material and other original sources. The book focuses on North Vietnamese senior General Vo Nguyen Giap. Phillip Buford Davidson Jr. (November 26, 1915 – February 7, 1996) was an American lieutenant general who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Davidson graduated from West Point in 1939. During WWII, he served as assistant intelligence officer in the 96th Infantry Division. Later, he served as a squadron commander in George Patton's Third Army. Following the war, he was assigned as an instructor to the Army's School of Intelligence in Fort Leavenworth. Starting in 1948 and continuing throughout the Korean War, Davidson was chief, Plans and Estimates Branch, in General Douglas MacArthur's intelligence office. From 1967 until 1969, Davidson was the chief of US intelligence in Vietnam, under William Westmoreland and later Creighton Abrams. From May 3, 1971 to September 30, 1972, Davidson, then a major general, was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army. He was later promoted to lieutenant general. In 1988, he published Vietnam at War: The History 1946–1975, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Indochina wars.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2011. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 399,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments; Introduction; Appendix: Books by Hanson W. Baldwin; Notes; Selected Bibliography; and Index. DJ has some scratches. The author taught at Minnesota State University--Moorhead for over thirty years. He was also the author of Peacefully Working to Conquer the World. Hanson W. Baldwin, an editor at the New York Times for almost forty years, was one of America's best-known military writers and analysts of World War II and the Vietnam War. Although committed to a strong national defense, Baldwin nevertheless warned against a potentially harmful arms buildup. His news scoops upset many, but were in keeping with his determination to tell his readers what its government was doing. His continuing criticism of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's management of the Vietnam War and the Times management's annoyance with his pro-war position contributed to his decision to retire in March 1968. After retirement he continued to write articles on military affairs for the news columns and Op-Ed page of the New York Times.
New York: Bantam Books, 1995. Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. xii, 717,  pages. Author's Note. Advance Reading Copy Bantam Books Hardcover sticker on front cover. Rare surviving "Not for Sale" review copy. This bound copy consists of uncorrected page proofs. Material for quotation should be checked against the regular edition. Sticker on back cover provides a Bantam Books Publicity point of contact. Bobby Wapinski, Tony Pisano, and Ty Blackwell, who had fought side by side in Vietnam, return home to a country torn by painful transitions that refuses to welcome or honor them. John M. Del Vecchio graduated from Lafeyette College in 1969. He was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1970, where he served as combat correspondent in the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). In 1971 he was awarded a Bronze Star for Heroism in Ground Combat. He is author of The 13th Valley, Darkness Falls, Carry Me Home, For the Sake of All Living Things, and other works.
New York, N.Y. Warner Books, Inc., 2003. First U.S. Paperback Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 859,  pages. Includes map of Vietnam. Book 1: Washington, D.C.; Book 2: Saigon; Book 3, Nha Trang; Book 4, Highway One; Book 5, Hue; Book 6, Hanoi. The book ends with "Acknowledgments and Other Matters." Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast. DeMille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. DeMille’s earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 ThrillerMaster of the Year. DeMille authored of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, The Quest, Radiant Angel, and The Cuban Affair. He co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and The Deserter with his son, Alex DeMille.
Clover SC: Riverhills Plantation, 1976. First Printing [Stated]. Pocket Paperback. Pocket paperback. x, 246 pages, Pages slightly darkened. Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a U.S. Senator representing Alabama from 1981 to 1987, a United States Navy Rear Admiral, and Naval Aviator taken captive during the Vietnam War. Denton was widely known for enduring almost eight years of grueling conditions as an American prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam after the A-6 Intruder he was piloting was shot down in 1965. He was the first of all American POWs held captive and released by Hanoi to step off an American plane during Operation Homecoming in February 1973. As one of the earliest and highest-ranking officers to be taken prisoner in North Vietnam, Denton was forced by his captors to participate in a 1966 televised propaganda interview which was broadcast in the United States. While answering questions and feigning trouble with the blinding television lights, Denton blinked his eyes in Morse code, spelling the word "TORTURE"—and confirming for the first time to U.S. Naval Intelligence that American POWs were being tortured. In 1976, Denton wrote When Hell Was in Session about his experience in captivity, which was made into the 1979 film with Hal Holbrook. Denton was also the subject of the 2015 documentary Jeremiah produced by Alabama Public Television. In 1980, Denton was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he focused mainly on family issues and national security, helping pass the Adolescent Family Life Act (the so-called "Chastity Bill") in 1981 and heading the Judiciary Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism.
George Air Force Base, CA: Department of the Air Force, Tactical Air Command, 1971. Contemporary Xerox type copy, may be as originally issued. Wraps. , iii, , GARa - GAR u, , GAS 1-40. Most sheets printed on both sides. Illustrations. References. Three-hole punched and stapled at upper left corner. Small portion of lower right corner of cover sheet torn off. This Phase Manual was published under the guidance contained in TACR 8-1. This is a single source document containing pertinent information from the 111507B Syllabus, TAC Phase Manuals, TACM 55-4, and Chapter 8 to TACM 5504. This manual is designated as standard for RTU Training and will be used by all pilots assigned and attached to the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing who are engaged in the RTU mission. The Training Analysis and Development Section is responsible for evaluation of suggested revisions, changes or corrections to this manual; and for review, publication and distribution of revisions, changes and corrections. Deviation from procedures contained herein will not be made unless specifically authorized in writing by the Wing Commander, Vice Commander or Director of Operations. RTU stood for “replacement training unit.” It was called RTU because pilots were being trained to replace other F-4 pilots in Vietnam after they finished their one year tour of duty.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 234,  pages. DJ has fading/sunning at spine and front cover, some wear and rear flap creased. Some wear at bottom of rear board. Joan Didion (December 5, 1934 – December 23, 2021) was an American writer. She is considered one of the pioneers of New Journalism along with Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, and Tom Wolfe. Didion's career began in the 1950s after she won an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine. Her writing during the 1960s through the late 1970s engaged audiences in the realities of the counterculture of the 1960s, the Hollywood lifestyle, California culture, and California history. Didion's political writing in the 1980s and 1990s often concentrated on the subtext of political and social rhetoric. In 1991, she wrote the earliest mainstream media article to suggest the Central Park Five had been wrongfully convicted. In 2005, Didion won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Year of Magical Thinking, a memoir of the year following the death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne. She later adapted the book into a play that premiered on Broadway in 2007. In 2013, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. Didion was profiled in the Netflix documentary entitled, The Center Will Not Hold, directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne, in 2017.