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New York, N.Y. Pocket Books, 1992. First Pocket Books Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. xvii, , 317,  pages. Tear in front cover near spine. Includes Acknowledgments and Introduction, as well as chapters on The Hospital Battle; My Prisoner; Chu Pong Landing; Operation Masher; Images of War; Nvoc Ngot Bay; Charlie-Charlie; Cherry Pilot; LZ Dog; For God and Country; Dal Dong; Flying with Major Beasley; Some Fool Made a Pilot of Me; Super Scout; Quick Strike at Que Son; Breaking the Truce; Shoot-Down; Doc; Flying Tigers; Blue; Mid-Air; Hooters; Growing Up; The Point; Wild Bill; Chemicals and People Sniffers; Welcome to War; Eco Recon; Last Flights Over Cambodia; and Little Actions. During the Vietnam War, the helicopter assault teams of the 9th Cavalry, a relatively small element of the First Air Cav Division, initiated all the company's major contacts with the enemy and accounted for more than half of its ``kills.'' This collection of 29 tales of combat by veterans of those ``hunter killer'' teams is a worthy sequel to Brennan's earlier collection of 9th Cav reminiscences, Headhunters . Represented here are chopper pilots, aerial gunners, infantrymen and troop commanders. The emphasis throughout is on the danger and adrenaline rush of combat from the viewpoint of the individual soldier. ``I'm not sure I would want to go through it again,'' says one of the vets, ``but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.'' It is a summation that could be stated by every one of the proud men who tell their stories here. For readers interested in details of the helicopter war in Vietnam (and Cambodia), the book is must reading.
Friendswood, TX and Houston, TX: Baxter Press and Imagination Transportation, Inc., 1996. First BP/ITI edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. Pocket paperback, 286,  pages. Maps. Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Jacksel Markham "Jack" Broughton (January 4, 1925 – October 24, 2014) was a career officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. He retired in the rank of colonel on August 31, 1968, with 43 separate awards and decorations, including four Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars and the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. Broughton avowed that his proudest accomplishment was being combat-qualified in every air force fighter from the P-47 to the F-106. He authored two personal memoirs of the Vietnam War that were highly critical of the direction of the air war there and the rules of engagement. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1968, Broughton was a manager in the flight test program and a technical planning advisor for the Space Shuttle Endeavour for Rockwell.
New York: Bantam Books, 1976. Second printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. x, 437,  pages. Small tear to front cover. Cover is worn and soiled. Some page discoloration. Includes Author's Note. Illustration. To read this book is to weep, to despair, and ultimately to cheer. The true story of Michael Mullen, a soldier killed in Vietnam, and his parents’ quest for the truth from the US government: “Brilliantly done” (The Boston Globe). Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family’s Iowa farm in September 1969 to fight for his country in Vietnam. Six months later, he returned home in a casket. Michael wasn’t killed by the North Vietnamese, but by artillery fire from friendly forces. With the government failing to provide the precise circumstances of his death, Mullen’s devastated parents, Peg and Gene, demanded to know the truth. A year later, Peg Mullen was under FBI surveillance. In a riveting narrative that moves from the American heartland to the jungles of Vietnam to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War march in Washington, DC, to an interview with Mullen’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, author C. D. B. Bryan brings to life with brilliant clarity a military mission gone horrifically wrong, a patriotic family’s explosive confrontation with their government, and the tragedy of a nation at war with itself. Originally intended to be an interview for the New Yorker, the story Bryan uncovered proved to be bigger than he expected, and it was serialized in three consecutive issues during February and March 1976, and was eventually published as a book that May. In 1979, Friendly Fire was made into an Emmy Award–winning TV movie.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1976. Second Impression [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm, 380,  pages. Map. Minor edge soiling. Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan (April 22, 1936 – December 15, 2009), better known as C. D. B. Bryan, was an American author and journalist. He served in the U.S. Army in South Korea (1958–1960). He was mobilized again (1961–1962) for the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was an intelligence officer. Bryan is best known for his non-fiction book Friendly Fire (1976). It began as an idea he sold to William Shawn for an article in The New Yorker, then grew into a series of articles, and then a book. It describes an Iowa farm family, Gene and Peg Mullen, and their reaction and change of heart after their son's accidental death by friendly fire in the Vietnam War. One of the real-life characters featured in the book was future Operation Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf. It was made into an Emmy-winning 1979 television movie of the same name, for which he shared a Peabody Award. It's also been cited in professional military studies.
Mill Valley, California: Baylaurel Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 263,  pages. Maps. Biographies. Glossary. Illustrations. William L. Buchanan is a former United States Marine and former federal law enforcement officer. He is Vice President of Cannon Street, Inc., a firm that provides investigation services to law firms and corporations.
New York, N.Y. Doubleday, 1995. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. , , 294,  pages. Minor DJ soiling. Minor edge soiling. William Frank Buckley Jr. (born William Francis Buckley; November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008) was an American public intellectual and conservative author and commentator. In 1955 Buckley founded National Review, a magazine that stimulated the conservative movement in the late-20th century United States. Buckley hosted 1,429 episodes of the public affairs television show Firing Line (1966–1999), the longest-running public affairs show in US television history with a single host, where he became known for his distinctive Transatlantic idiolect and wide vocabulary. Buckley wrote God and Man at Yale (1951) and more than fifty other books on diverse topics, including writing, speaking, history, politics, and sailing. His works include a series of novels featuring fictitious CIA agent Blackford Oakes. He also penned a nationally syndicated newspaper column. Buckley called himself either a libertarian or a conservative. George H. Nash, a historian of the modern American conservative movement, said in 2008 that Buckley was "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century. For an entire generation, he was the preeminent voice of American conservatism and its first great ecumenical figure." Buckley's primary contribution to politics was a fusion of traditionalist conservatism and classical liberalism; it laid the groundwork for the rightward shift in the Republican Party exemplified by Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.
New York, N.Y. International Publishers, 1968. Third Edition, presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. 252 pages. Cover has wear and soiling. Includes Author's Introduction to Third Edition, on the War for the Cities, as well as Author's Foreword to First Edition. Part I chapters cover Down from the Highlands; Struggle Around Saigon; Hide and Seek; Integrated with the Enemy; Of Arsenals and Hospitals; Ratios and Battle Tactics; Patriots and Mercenaries; Part II chapters cover How did the War Start?; Sparks on a Mountainside; Breaking the Grip; In the Western Highlands; and Frontal Assault; and Part III chapters cover Very Special War; Cops in Saigon; and How Will it End?. Also includes Epilogue and Index, as well as a Map of South Vietnam and Photographs by the Author. Wilfred Graham Burchett (16 September 1911 – 27 September 1983) was an Australian journalist known for being the first western journalist to report from Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb, and for his reporting from "the other side" during the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Burchett began his journalism at the start of the Second World War, during which he reported from China, Burma and Japan and covered the war in the Pacific. After the war he reported on the trials in Hungary, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and on Cambodia under Pol Pot. During the Korean war he investigated and confirmed claims by the North Korean government that the US had used germ warfare. He was the first western journalist to interview Yuri Gagarin after Gagarin’s historic first flight into outer space (Vostok 1). He played a role in prompting the first significant Western relief to Cambodia after its liberation by Vietnam in 1979.