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The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Author : Tom Mangold
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The story of an extraordinary campaign in the Vietnam War - fought in a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers. The campaign in the tunnels of Cu Chi was fought with cunning and savagery between Viet Cong guerrillas and special teams of US infantrymen called 'Tunnel Rats'. The location: the 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and secret chambers that the Viet Cong had dug around Saigon. The Tunnel Rats were GIs of legendary skill and courage. Armed only with knives and pistols, they fought hand-to-hand against a cruel and ingenious enemy inside the booby-trapped blackness of the tunnels. For the Viet Cong the tunnel network became their battlefield, their barracks, their arms factories and their hospitals, as the ground above was pounded to dust by American shells and bombs.

Black Virgin Mountain

Author : Larry Heinemann
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The author offers a memoir of the Vietnam War and its devastating impact on his family, chronicling a 1992 railway journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, a return to his former station at Cu Chi and its famed tunnels, and a climb up a local sacred mounta

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War

Author : D. Hank Ellison
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Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a focus on the humanitarian aspects of non-lethal chemicals to their use as a means of increasing and enhancing the destructiveness of traditional weapons. It also presents the efforts of the North Vietnamese to both counter US chemical operations and to develop a chemical capability of their own. This largely overlooked facet of the Vietnam War provides an opportunity for students and scholars to examine many of the potential issues surrounding the use of non-lethal chemical agents in modern military operations, and serves as a backdrop to discussion of broader issues associated with chemical warfare, including the power of public perception. Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War is a comprehensive and thoroughly fascinating examination of riot-control agents during the Vietnam War.

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

Author : David L. Anderson
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America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in debates over strategy and defense and within the discourse on the identity of the United States as a nation. Through fifteen essays rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War is a chronological and critical collective history central to any discussion of America's interests abroad.David Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major themes and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago) reexamines the rise of Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the Vietminh-led war against French colonialism. Richard Immerman (Temple University) revisits Eisenhower's and Kennedy's efforts at nation-building in South Vietnam. Gary Hess (Bowling Green State University) reviews America's military commitment under Kennedy and Johnson, and Lloyd Gardner (Rutgers University) investigates the motivations behind Johnson's escalation of force. Robert McMahon (Ohio State University) focuses on the pivotal period before and after the Tet Offensive, and Jeffrey Kimball (Miami University) makes sense of Nixon's paradoxical decision to end U.S. intervention while pursuing a destructive air war. John Prados (National Security Archive) and Eric Bergerud (Naval Postgraduate School) devote their essays to America's military strategy. Helen Anderson (California State University, Monterey Bay) and Robert Brigham (Vassar College) explore the war's impact on Vietnamese women and urban culture. Melvin Small (Wayne State University) recounts the domestic tensions created by America's involvement in Vietnam, and Kenton Clymer (Northern Illinois University) follows the spread of the war to Laos and Cambodia. Concluding essays by Robert Schulzinger (University of Colorado) and George Herring (University of Kentucky) trace the legacy of the war within Vietnamese and American contexts and diagnose the symptoms of the "Vietnam Syndrome" evident in later U.S. foreign policy debat.

Victory Rests with the Lord

Author : James Schmidt
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Victory Rests with the Lord is a validation of Proverbs 21:31, The Horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. The commander of one of the most successful infantry companies during the Vietnam War makes a strong case that the war was winnable if God would have provided our leaders the wisdom and creativity to employ the correct tactics. Victory Rests with the Lord explains why the most powerful military in the world was defeated in the Vietnam War. It explains why and how God intervened in both victory and defeat within the war. Uncover both the flawed tactics that led to Americas defeat, and the tactics that would have led to victory if used throughout the war. Victory Rests with the Lord reveals a highly effective automated battlefield that employed mechanical ambushes in the latter years of the war. Learn the most important lesson from the Vietnam War and what America must do to prevent another similar defeat. Victory Rests with the Lord provides evidence of the power of Jesus Christ and serves as a warning to America to return to the Bible as its moral compass.

Tunnel Warfare

Author : Tom Mangold
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Describes the complex systems of tunnels the Viet Cong created in the Cu Chi area, explains how specially trained U.S. soldiers, tunnel rats, cleared the tunnels, and tells why the U.S. was unable to drive the enemy out of the region

Saigon City Guide

Author : Au Nguyen
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An ultimate guidebook to traveling in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) with up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and some of the city's best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Saigon. This travel guide is a result of the rich experience and in-depth research by a Vietnamese American author who had lived in Saigon for 24 years before he moved to the United States. So you will walk away informed and amazed by practical and honest advice. Some of the exclusive features include: + Full-color, easy-to-read maps of the whole districts instead of small areas, making it easier to navigate + Insightful reviews of the city's best local eateries that have never been covered + Highlights of where to eat, drink, stay, and have fun, so that you can tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests + Comprehensive introduction of the Vietnamese cuisine, featuring 60 popular dishes and popular local eateries specializing in those dishes. + Visual contents of all attractions, restaurants, bars, and hotels for lively illustration + Coverage of Phu My Hung, Saigon’s upscale residential area, offering you a pleasant escape from the frantic pace of downtown + Quarterly updates if necessary, giving you the latest experience Saigon has to offer

Rolling Coffins

Author : Brian Richard Esher
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An infantryman’s honest account of his experiences during the controversial Vietnam War, this book chronicles the courage and dedication that the American soldiers demonstrated while away from loved ones, in a foreign land where hanging by a thread was the norm every day. It openly discusses the challenges and sacrifices each man had to make in order to survive and protect the lives of his comrades, and it casts a light on the shortcomings of the US government and of those in authority who could have abated the terrifying number of casualties through proper planning and sound judgment. The author, Brian Richard Esher, had witnessed firsthand the horrors of the war and had many close encounters with death. He was sent to Vietnam in 1968, the worst year in terms of casualties. He served with the 25th Infantry Division, 4th Battalion of the 23rd Infantry Mechanized, and received several medals, including the second-highest military award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross

Basics of Qualitative Research

Author : Juliet Corbin
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Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.

Vietnam Dream Trip

Author : Claire Boobbyer
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During your valuable holidays, you will want to experience the heart of Vietnam. Footprint’s Dream Trip Vietnam will ensure you discover the very best this paradoxical destination has to offer as well as take you to some fantastic out-of-the-way places hand-picked by the author. From the best places to contemplate ancient pagodas and temples, to navigating the charming city of Hanoi which teems with contrasts, this new guide is packed full of ideas, suggestions and expert advice to help you design your own dream trip. • Packed with detailed information on where to go and what to do • A hand-picked selection of the very best places to stay and to eat • Full-colour trip-planning section featuring detailed itineraries and maps • Off-the-beaten track suggestions from the author • Compact, pocket-sized format so you can carry it with you • Written by a local expert offering you insider information Footprint’s carefully tailored information ensures that you get the most out of your dream trip.