Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1996. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 205,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Foreword, Introduction, Epilogue, Appendix, and Index. This is one of the Naval Institute Special Warfare Series. James C. Donahue joined the Marine Corps when he was seventeen years old and subsequently served with the Marines through the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Once discharged from the Corps, he enlisted in the Army and volunteered for Special Forces. As a Green Beret, he served with the 6th and 7th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Vietnam. Donahue fought with Detachment A-343 at Duc-Phong and Mobile Guerrilla Force Detachments A-303, A-304, A-361, B-36 at Bien-Hoa, No-Ngoc-Tao, and Trang-Sup. He earned a master's degree in social sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His first book, No Greater Love, was awarded the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Honor Medal. Award-winning author James C. Donahue was a member of the Mobile Guerrilla Force, an experimental Army Special Forces unit conceived to emulate the tactics of Vietcong guerrillas. This authentic firsthand account of Operation Blackjack-31 chronicles the first foray of 13 hand-picked Green Berets and a company of free Cambodian guerrillas into War Zone D--the VC's secret zone about which allied intelligence knew little or nothing--in January 1967. Their orders were to conduct guerrilla operations for an undetermined period, without artillery support or possibility of reinforcement. Detachment A-303 turned the suicide mission into a dramatic success.
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New York: Ballantine Books, c1990. 1st Ballantine Edition. Seventh Printing. Mass market paperback. pocket paperback, 339 pages. Wraps, map, glossary, some wear to cover edges and tear at front. An account of one man`s remarkable experiences in Vietnam, a portrait of a humane soldier whose sense of responsibility came to extend to the people of the Vietnamese village he was ordered to defend.
New York: Berkley Books, 1978. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 240 pages. Glossary. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Slightly cocked. The author entered the army in 1966. After graduating from Officers Candidate School, he was assigned to the upcountry jungle of Vietnam, where he had the experiences he writes of in this book. He displayed bravery and leadershp and was awared four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor, and the Silver Star. After leaving the military he joined the Veterans Admiistration. The loss of his arm has not proven to be a significant impediment in his civilian pursuits.
New York, N.Y. Bulfinch Press, 2005. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 9.5 inches. , 186 pages. Includes two Audio CDS, with oral histories from Khe Sanh veterans. Foreword, Introduction, 11 Chapters, Epilogue, and Acknowledgments. Also includes 124 black-and-white photographs. Glossary. Notes. Photo Credits. Against a superior enemy force bent on their annihilation, six thousand Marines held the remote Khe Sanh Combat Base, and emerged victorious from the most important battle of the Vietnam war. The author urges a long overdue recognition of the stunning fortitude displayed by Marines and other members of the U.S. Armed Forces at Khe Sanh, which promises to reshape the way we remember the Americans who fought for their nation in Vietnam. Ron Drez is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Captain of Marines. He is an award-winning, best-selling author and commander. He is President of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours having served both as friend and associate of the distinguished, late historian. He has written many articles for military history magazines and is a contributing author and editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica web site for its Normandy feature. Over twenty years of leading the Eisenhower Center’s oral history project has brought this distinguished author into contact with the veterans of WWII. Of note was his initial discovery and interviews with the “Band of Brothers” which he chronicled in a special edition of WWII magazine entitled, Finding the Band of Brothers.
New York: Hyperion, 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 695, pages. Illustrations. Endpaper map. Maps. Notes. Index. Some wear and soiling to DJ. William J. Duiker is a former United States Foreign Service officer and was the Liberal Arts Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Penn State University. His area of expertise is East Asia; while in the Foreign Service, he was stationed in Taiwan (the Republic of China), the Republic of (South) Vietnam, and Washington, D.C.. After leaving the State Department in 1965, he received his Ph.D. degree in East Asian studies at Georgetown University. While at Penn State, Duiker served for ten years as Director of International Programs and as Chairman of the East Asian Studies Committee. He is the author of several books, including The Rise of Nationalism in Vietnam, Cultures in Collision: The Boxer Rebellion, Sacred War: Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam, The Communist Road to Power in Vietnam, U.S. Containment Policy and the Conflict in Indochina, China and Vietnam: the Roots of Conflict, and Ho Chi Minh: A Life. The latter, published in 2000, was the first comprehensive biography of Ho Chi Minh using sources from Vietnam. This biography of Marxist revolutionary and political leader Ho Chi Minh chronicles his peasant background, his education--which included formative years in Paris--and his role as leader of the liberation movement to unify his people as a nation. In 1954, Ho became President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The rest of his life, until 1969, was spent in a protracted war against South Vietnam and its ally, the United States of America.
Washington DC: United States Department of the Army, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. ix,, 164,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Tables. Charts. Glossary. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The United States Army has met an unusually complex challenge in Southeast Asia. In conjunction with the other services, the Army has fought in support of a national policy of assisting an emerging nation to develop governmental processes of its own choosing, free of outside coercion. In addition to the usual problems of waging armed conflict, the assignment in Southeast Asia has required superimposing the immensely sophisticated tasks of a modern army upon an underdeveloped environment and adapting them to demands covering a wide spectrum. These involved helping to fulfill the basic needs of an agrarian population, dealing with the frustrations of antiguerrilla operations, and conducting conventional campaigns against well-trained and determined regular units. While cognizant that history never repeats itself exactly and that no army ever profited from trying to meet a new challenge in terms of the old one, the Army nevertheless stands to benefit immensely from a study of its experience, its shortcomings no less than its achievements. At the request of the Chief of Staff, a group of senior officers who served in important posts in Vietnam and who still carry a heavy burden of day-to-day responsibilities has prepared a series of monographs. All monographs in the series are based primarily on official records, with additional material from published and unpublished secondary works, from debriefing reports and interviews with key participants, and from the personal experience of the author.
New York: Bantam Books, 2000. First Edition. First Printing. 343 The authors of this book met on paper in the late 1960s, when she was the editor of a high school newspaper in Mississippi and he was the editor of a high school paper on Long Island. Out of the blue, he wrote her a smart- alecky letter, deriding the south, and she fired back, beginning a long exchange that touched on everything from religion to race to sex, and that led to their meeting in person and to becoming lifelong friends.