Don’t Mean Nothin: Vietnam War Stories by John Mort

Don’t Mean Nothin: Vietnam War Stories by John Mort
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 192.4 MB
Overview: These twelve stories reflect the combat infantry experience of the Vietnam War–in the gritty “Tanks,” “Called of God,” and “Incubation Period.” There’s also the woman’s perspective of Arlene, a naive Red Cross volunteer or “Doughnut Dolly,” in “A Man’s World.” Mort captures veterans’ experiences in “Rest Stop,” a woeful, divorced man’s tale; “Hallelujah By and By,” a dark, almost supernatural story set in the Arkansas Ozarks; and “Behind Enemy Lines,” the story of a homeless, damaged man who at last finds his way home. All but two of these stories were previously published in such magazines as GQ and the MISSOURI REVIEW, or in the collection, TANKS. Mort served with the First Cavalry in 1969 and 1970, near Tay Ninh, as an RTO.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Reeducation in Postwar Vietnam by Le Nguyen Binh+

Reeducation in Postwar Vietnam: Personal Postscripts to Peace (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Le Nguyen Binh, Edward P. Metzner, Huynh Van Chinh, Tran Van Phuc
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: When helicopters plucked the last Americans off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in 1975, countless Vietnamese who had worked with or for the Americans remained behind. Many of these were soon arrested and sent to "reeducation" camps where they faced forced labor, indoctrination sessions, and privation. Others suffered through harrowing flights from their homes seeking safe haven across treacherous seas. The stories of three of these Vietnamese who survived and eventually found their way to America are told here in stark and moving detail.

For a decade before the fall of Saigon, Edward P. Metzner served as an advisor among the people of the beautiful and hotly contested Mekong Delta. After the war, he diligently sought news of the close friends and comrades in arms he had made among the Vietnamese military officers. Many had died; others could not be found. When Metzner eventually located a few, he believed their stories should be told. Three agreed to do so, and their accounts form the core of Reeducation in Postwar Vietnam: Personal Postscripts to Peace.

Two of the men, Huynh Van Chinh and Tran Van Phuc, who had been colonels of the Army of Vietnam, lived through the deprivation, torture, and mental abuse of the reeducation camps and eventually found freedom in America. The experiences of these two men reveal not only the closely guarded secrets of the experiences of high-ranking officers in post-war Vietnam but also the changes in the camps over time. In the book’s other first-person account, Col. Le Nguyen Binh tells a different story: his dangerous escape from Vietnam, with some of his junior officers and enlisted men, in three overloaded fishing boats with low stocks of drinking water and food and recalcitrant crews.

Metzner introduces the book and the individual stories with the details necessary to understand the larger picture of which they are a part. He also profiles Gen. Le Minh Dao, a division commander in the dangerous area northwest of Saigon who spent seventeen years in North Vietnamese jails, and Father Joe Devlin, a Catholic priest who aided innumerable people in Vietnam through the years of the war and in Malaysian refugee camps afterward.

The matter-of-fact, even stoic stories of these survivors stand as a testimony to their endurance and persistent desire to return to a life in freedom.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam by Judith Ehlert+

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam by Judith Ehlert, Nora Katharina Faltmann
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.8 MB
Overview: Offers a complex and multi-layered perspective on anxiety that uniquely aims to move away from the Global North/Global South dichotomy as a framework for explaining the social nature of contemporary food anxieties in terms of starvation and glut
Written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the book will appeal to academics and students alike in fields ranging from (food) sociology and anthropology to area and development studies to the political and cultural sciences
Diverse contributions which will equip students with a thorough understanding of the variety of phenomena that can be examined through the prism of food research, and a methodological portfolio as to how such research can be carried out
Strong grounding in empirical research ensures the book is topical, relevant and scientifically rigorous
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Rural-urban Migration In Vietnam

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam
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The Irony of Vietnam by Leslie H. Gelb, Richard K. Betts

The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked (Brookings Classic) by Leslie H. Gelb, Richard K. Betts
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: When first published in 1979, four years after the end of one of the most divisive conflicts in the United States, The Irony of Vietnam raised eyebrows. Most students of the war argued that the United States had “stumbled into a quagmire in Vietnam through hubris and miscalculation," as the New York Times’s Fox Butterfield put it. But the perspective of time and the opening of documentary sources, including the Pentagon Papers, had allowed Gelb and Betts to probe deep into the decisionmaking leading to escalation of military action in Vietnam. The failure of Vietnam could be laid at the door of American foreign policy, they said, but the decisions that led to the failure were made by presidents aware of the risks, clear about their aims, knowledgeable about the weaknesses of their allies, and under no illusion about the outcome.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Jumping From Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir [Audiobook]

Jumping From Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir [Audiobook]

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Jumping From Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir [Audiobook]

Jumping From Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir [Audiobook]

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The Tragedy of the Vietnam War through Van Nguyen Duong

The Tragedy of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Officer’s Analysis through Van Nguyen Duong
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 5.93 MB
Overview: What Americans name the Vietnam War if truth be told started in December 1946 with a battle between the communists and the French for ownership of the country-but Vietnam’s strategic place in southeast Asia inevitably resulted in the involvement of alternative international locations.

Written through an officer within the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, this poignant memoir seeks to elucidate the nuances of South Vietnam’s defeat.

From the age of 12, Van Nguyen Duong watched because the war affected his house, circle of relatives, village and buddies. He discusses now not best the daily hardships of wartime yet his postwar compelled relocation and eventual imprisonment. A different center of attention is at the anguish led to through the illusive fact of Vietnamese independence. The political forces at paintings north and south, the hardships suffered through RVNAF infantrymen after the 1975 U.S. withdrawal, and the consequences of reunification at the Vietnamese individuals are mentioned.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Vietnam War

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A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War by way of Rick Morgan

A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War by way of Rick Morgan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 15 MB
Overview: Designed within the years following the Korean warfare after which manufactured for over 30 years beginning in 1960, the A-6 briefly was essentially the most succesful assault airplane in the USA Navy’s solid. The first squadron, VA-75, made its preliminary deployment immediately into fight in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the following 8 years, ten US Navy and 4 Marine Intruder squadrons would habits fight operations all over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After preliminary issues and a prime loss charge, the sort proved itself past all doubt because the Naval products and services’ best possible evening and foul-weather platform, in particular all over the area’s infamous monsoon season, which might floor virtually all different in-theatre airplane because of heavy rains and occasional visibility. The A-6 Intruder was a real vintage of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam, with 14 of its crews being honoured with the second one easiest ornament in Naval provider, the Navy Cross. The price was once prime as 69 Intruders have been misplaced in fight to all reasons all over the warfare. This paintings tells the whole tale of those airplane in fight all over the Vietnam War.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, Descent into Darkness by way of Howard Jones

My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent Into Darkness by way of Howard Jones
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.88 MB | Retail
Overview: On the early morning of March 16, 1968, American squaddies from 3 platoons of Charlie Company (1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division), entered a gaggle of hamlets situated within the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam, situated close to the Demilitarized Zone and referred to as "Pinkville" as a result of the prime stage of Vietcong infiltration. The squaddies, many nonetheless youngsters who have been within the nation for 3 months, had been on a "seek and break" venture. The Tet Offensive had happened handiest weeks previous and in the similar space and had made them jittery; so had mounting losses from booby traps and a reputedly invisible enemy. Three hours after the GIs entered the hamlets, greater than 5 hundred unarmed villagers lay lifeless, killed in chilly blood. The atrocity took its identify from one of the vital hamlets, recognized by way of the Americans as My Lai 4.
Military government tried to suppress the inside track of My Lai, till some who have been there, particularly a helicopter pilot named Hugh Thompson and a door gunner named Lawrence Colburn, spoke up about what that they had observed. The legitimate line was once that the villagers have been killed by way of artillery and gunship fireplace relatively than by way of small palms. That line quickly started to fray. Lieutenant William Calley, one of the vital platoon leaders, admitted to capturing the villagers however insisted that he had acted upon orders. An exposé of the bloodbath and cover-up by way of journalist Seymour Hersh, adopted by way of graphic pictures, incited world outrage, and Congressional and U.S. Army inquiries started. Calley and just about thirty different officials had been charged with conflict crimes, even though Calley on my own was once convicted and would serve 3 and a part years beneath area arrest earlier than being paroled in 1974.
My Lai polarized American sentiment. Many noticed Calley as a scapegoat, the sufferer of a doomed technique in an unwinnable conflict. Others noticed a conflict prison. President Nixon was once poised to provide a presidential pardon. The atrocity intensified opposition to the conflict, devastating any pretense of American ethical superiority. Its impact on army morale and coverage was once profound and enduring. The Army applied reforms and started implementing adherence to the Hague and Geneva conventions. Before launching an offensive right through Desert Storm in 1991, one basic warned his brigade commanders, "No My Lais on this division–do you listen me?"
Compelling, complete, and haunting, according to each exhaustive archival analysis and in depth interviews, Howard Jones’s My Lai will stand because the definitive ebook on one of the vital devastating occasions in American army historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Vietnam War

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My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, Descent into Darkness by means of Howard Jones

My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent Into Darkness by means of Howard Jones
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.88 MB | Retail
Overview: On the early morning of March 16, 1968, American infantrymen from 3 platoons of Charlie Company (1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division), entered a bunch of hamlets situated within the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam, situated close to the Demilitarized Zone and referred to as "Pinkville" as a result of the top degree of Vietcong infiltration. The infantrymen, many nonetheless youngsters who were within the nation for 3 months, have been on a "seek and smash" undertaking. The Tet Offensive had came about handiest weeks previous and in the similar house and had made them jittery; so had mounting losses from booby traps and a reputedly invisible enemy. Three hours after the GIs entered the hamlets, greater than 5 hundred unarmed villagers lay lifeless, killed in chilly blood. The atrocity took its identify from one of the vital hamlets, recognized by means of the Americans as My Lai 4.
Military government tried to suppress the scoop of My Lai, till some who were there, particularly a helicopter pilot named Hugh Thompson and a door gunner named Lawrence Colburn, spoke up about what they’d observed. The professional line was once that the villagers were killed by means of artillery and gunship fireplace slightly than by means of small fingers. That line quickly started to fray. Lieutenant William Calley, one of the vital platoon leaders, admitted to capturing the villagers however insisted that he had acted upon orders. An exposé of the bloodbath and cover-up by means of journalist Seymour Hersh, adopted by means of graphic pictures, incited world outrage, and Congressional and U.S. Army inquiries started. Calley and just about thirty different officials have been charged with warfare crimes, regardless that Calley on my own was once convicted and would serve 3 and a part years below area arrest ahead of being paroled in 1974.
My Lai polarized American sentiment. Many noticed Calley as a scapegoat, the sufferer of a doomed technique in an unwinnable warfare. Others noticed a warfare legal. President Nixon was once poised to provide a presidential pardon. The atrocity intensified opposition to the warfare, devastating any pretense of American ethical superiority. Its impact on army morale and coverage was once profound and enduring. The Army applied reforms and started implementing adherence to the Hague and Geneva conventions. Before launching an offensive all through Desert Storm in 1991, one normal warned his brigade commanders, "No My Lais on this division–do you pay attention me?"
Compelling, complete, and haunting, according to each exhaustive archival analysis and in depth interviews, Howard Jones’s My Lai will stand because the definitive e book on one of the vital devastating occasions in American army historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Vietnam War

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Stefan Loose Reisefhrer Vietnam: mit Reiseatlas [German]

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Vietnam War: Biographies by way of Kevin Hillstrom

Vietnam War: Biographies by way of Kevin Hillstrom
Requirements: PDF Reader
Overview: Presents biographical profiles of sixty women and men from the United States and Vietnam who participated in or have been suffering from the Vietnam War, organized alphabetically, with sidebars, cross-references, images, time traces, and cumulative matter indexes.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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