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Book: Quang Trung - The Tay Son uprising and the role played by Le Ngoc Han by Mike Lord
Vietnam is in the news again, so let's hope it does not revert to this: At the end of the 18th century villagers in Vietnam were in revolt against the oppression, land seizure and hardship caused by feudal landlords. Three brothers from a small village, Tay Son in the south of the Vietnam start an insurgency movement and begin by overthrowing the corrupt Nguyen dynasty in the south, and then the [...]
 
Book: ROLLING THUNDER - An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 1) by Mark Berent
Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam War. Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House. Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff members who despise the military. Only one aging USAF general, who [...]
 
Book: Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors - Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam by Robert Sholly
"The best book I have ever read about combat in Vietnam!" - Major General Thomas P. Lynch, USA (Ret.) Winner of 21 national awards, this is Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and retired U.S. Army Colonel, Robert Sholly's compelling story of his first year in combat. This book is a powerful and moving account of a highly-decorated battalion's journey through extraordinary times. This action packed story [...]
 
Book: Make Love Not War by Margaret Tanner
Make love, not war is the catch cry of the 1960's. Against a background of anti-war demonstrations, hippies and free love, Caroline's life is in turmoil. Her soldier brother is on his way to the jungles of Vietnam, and her draft dodger friend is on the run and needs her help. A night of passion leaves her pregnant with the boss' baby. What will she do now? More importantly, what will the boss do? [...]
 
Book: Beneath the Bamboo - A Vietnam War Story by Jonathon Jones
Excerpt: "I watched two point men take a 50-caliber machine gun bullet to the head, and watched the third being grabbed and taken behind enemy lines. Two of the enemy soldiers, which we often referred to as gooks, quickly came after me. As I quickly mowed them down with my automatic rifle, I crawled backwards away from the enemy gunfire, using my helmet to push sand in front of me as I went, [...]
 
Book: don't mean nothin' - A soldier story of Cambodia and Vietnam by Robert C Marsett
Fresh from high school young Bobby Marshall enters the Army and soon finds himself in the raw world of war that is Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict. His exploits on the ground and in the air make up the graphic story of what Vietnam was for the small cadre of Army aviators that crewed the famed but little understood OV-1 Mohawk. Join Bobby as he matures from a typical teenager to a [...]
 
Book: Once There Were Sad Songs by Velda Brotherton
In the summer of 1985, Mary Elizabeth flees a fanatic husband and a cult-like life to search for a meaningful existence. Camped in Ouachita State Park she falls in with three scruffy motorcycle bums after one of them rescues her from some young hoodlums. That one, despite all his nightmare memories, teaches her the true meaning of love and changes her life forever. Steven, a Vietnam vet and war [...]
 
Book: Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski
In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed "Cherries" by their more seasoned peers, these newbies suddenly found themselves thrust into the middle of a terrible nightmare - literally forced to become men overnight. On-the-job-training is intense, however, most of these teenagers were hardly ready to absorb the harsh [...]
 
Book: A Private War by Stephen Hazlett
Thomas Kindred left his war behind in 1968, the day he left his Saigon base and became a deserter from the United States Army. Thirty years later, he's living the life of an exile in Canada. To him, his former country no longer exists. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he receives a call from Rick Goody, his closest friend from his long ago Army days. Goody believes his life is in [...]
 
Book: Distant War - Recollections of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by Marc Phillip Yablonka
A freelance journalist's observations and recollections of Southeast Asia, in the decades following the Vietnam War. Part exploratory journalism and part unofficial history, Distant War combines photographs, interviews, and personal insights from people on both sides of the conflict to reveal a side of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that few Americans have ever seen. Marc Yablonka pulls back the [...]
 
Book: In Our Duffel Bags - Surviving the Vietnam Era by Richard C. Geschke, Robert A. Toto
They were young, and they were fighting a war no one wanted to fight. They chose to serve their country despite these challenges. In In Our Duffel Bags , authors Richard Geschke and Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 to 1972. This memoir provides an inside view of the [...]
 
Book: Solo Vietnam (Flying Solo Series Book 2) by Jeanette Vaughan
French Cajun Aviatrix. A-4 Skyhawk pilot. Vietnam. Nora Broussard dares to earn her wings gaining liberty. Despite the heroics, her heart remains unrequited and broken. When she finds out her star-crossed lover is now free, yet thousands of miles away from New Orleans flying bombing missions in Vietnam, nothing will keep her away. The U.S. government won't let her fly combat in a war zone, so she [...]
 
Book: Legends Live On - Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Berlin Wall Eras by Richard Samuel Baty
" Jennifer Haraldsson Sherman is now a Wife and Mother. She is also an Army Nurse serving in the Washington, DC area. With Vietnam heating up, she is uncomfortable thinking of the young Americans who will be going there to fight and die. She feels an obligation to once again serve her country, but she knows she will have to get the approval of her family first. In Eastern Germany, Jennifer's old [...]
 
Book: Mrs. Lieutenant - A Sharon Gold Novel by Phyllis Zimbler Miller
This 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist is a story of unexpected women's friendship. "Miller captures the freshness and naivete of those women, all transplanted to an environment that forced them to deal with new challenges."--Dr. Cathy Goodwin, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer - "I loved MRS. LIEUTENANT. Reading it brought back for me, a military wife, memories of the Vietnam War era, when [...]
 
Book: Simple Simon by William Poe
SIMPLE SIMON is a touching, thoughtful look at one man's search for family, self-acceptance, and the ability to love and be loved. The winner of the 2016 IR Discovery Awards in LGBT fiction, Simple Simon is the story of Simon Powell, a young gay man struggling with his identity as he recovers from drug abuse. As part of his therapy, Simon is told to write out his life story, and his feelings [...]
 
Book: The Ultimate Unification of Diet, Health and Disease by Walter Wood
Discover the 3 simple dietary secrets that will enable you to kick-start your metabolism, live longer, look great, lose weight and achieve optimal health. Inspired by nature, defined by cutting-edge scientific research and fueled by everyday folks like yourself this fascinating fat loss formula is destined to become your new best friend. From now on you can forget about fad diets, skip skimpy [...]
 
Book: Simon Says by William Poe
Recipient of the 2013 International Book Award in the category Fiction: Gay & Lesbian, the novel Simon Says tells the story of a gay man who escapes the cult of Reverend Sun Myung Moon after ten years and becomes a successful movie distributor in Hollywood. But the deep self-loathing that brought him to the Reverend Moon's congregation leads him down a dark path of drugs and broken relationships [...]
 
Book: Endings - Poetry and Prose by William Poe
IndieReader.com listed "Endings: Poetry and Prose" among The Best Self-Published Books of 2016. Resentment, lost love, remorse, and death all feed into award-winning writer William Poe's new book Endings: Poetry and Prose. Poe, winner of the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards LGBT Fiction, returns with a new book dedicated to life's more dire experiences. A sharp contrast from his novels, which [...]
 
Book: Time Never Heals by Gene Ligotti
Time Never Heals is the story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the first battalion TIME NEVER HEALS is the story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the first battalion surgeon for the 2/5th First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. This is his story of his tour of duty, the battles, the casualties and deaths, along with all his thoughts and feelings. He relives in vivid detail the Search and Destroy missions, the battles of [...]
 
Book: The Recluse Storyteller by Mark W. Sasse
The twins, beckoned by an ominous streak of light across the sky, climb Harper's Hill to encounter an apparition of their missing father. The reverend stands on a muddy ridge, the barrel of a rifle in his neck, looking down on a Vietnamese village, scarred by war and regret. The brash terrorist, Red Hat, desperately tries to walk away from life unscathed and unattached. The stories haunt Margaret [...]
 
Book: The Reach of the Banyan Tree by Mark W. Sasse
Chip Carson intended to marry a young Vietnamese woman until a tragic accident lands him in prison, forever altering the outlook of their relationship. As he struggles to cope with his strained love, a mysterious stranger appears bearing a journal about Chip's grandfather who parachuted into French Indochina at the end of World War II. As the words in the journal reveal a life that Chip never [...]
 
Book: One Soldier's Story by Jim Akers
A small town Soldier's account of his Military stint, primarily during his time in the Vietnam War with the 9th Infantry Division in 1968-69. Transport yourself back to another time with One Soldier's Story, the war memoir and book by Jim Akers of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Put yourself in the shoes of a young man from Small Town, USA, who found himself in the middle of the Vietnam War. Relive [...]
 
Book: Open Mic Night at the Asylum by Warren Siegel
The Rands are Washington's ultimate power couple. Anne Bennett Rand is the senior senator from Arizona, Francis Rand is the now retired long time head of the CIA. They have high political ambitions for their son, Tom, and they recognize that military service would round out his resume. The Vietnam war is winding down. The Senator wants to keep Tom stateside. Francis feels the boy should [...]
 
Book: Notes From The Other Side Of The Mountain by J. Allen Whitt
By turns tender, gritty, and poignant, Gary Reed's tale of love in a time of war follows him from the quiet security of a mountain village in the Southwest, through the destruction and carnage he witnesses onboard an aircraft carrier operating off Vietnam, and as he returns to the mountains he loves, where he hopes to recover from his traumatic experiences and restore meaning to his life by [...]
 
Book: No Commitments - A Novel by Val Sharp
Set in the era of the Vietnam War, this is a love story between a young man and woman caught up in the throes of that time. CLAY STONER: Annapolis graduate, navy pilot, born and raised in the Ozarks, he's a fun loving, carefree jet jockey - until he learns he is actually going to have to bomb real people. MARIANNA HAIZET: Daughter of a renowned Swiss banking family, sheltered in boarding schools [...]
 
Book: Orange Picnic by Deborah Chamberlain
In the heart of middle America and the shadow of turbulent times, Orange Picnic is a sweet reminder of the 1960s and a story for the ages. Set in Homewood, Illinois, Orange Picnic follows two teenage couples whose lives intersect as they fall in love to the drumbeat of the Vietnam War. From corner coffee shops to skipping school to the lyrics of Dylan and Donovan, the rush of romance ignites the [...]
 
Book: Up Close and Personal by Roy Tschudy
A compilation of true short stories through the eyes of a young soldier who arrived along with his comrades in Vietnam January 31 1968 . . . The Tet offensive! During that thirteen month tour, experiences of friendship and bonding as "brothers" was meaningful and personal. The price of war is deep and lives with those who were participants forever in one manner or another. The Vietnam era was [...]
 
Book: All The Way Home (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
Christy Award winner ! "Her rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive."~Publisher's Weekly From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life. A true American story told [...]
 
Book: Saving the Karamazovs by Gary Goldstick
Set in the unstable business world of the 1990 Gulf War, Saving the Karamazovs tells the story of three brothers whose good intentions and dysfunctions pull their family into an ugly war of its own. Twenty years after a heroic but bloody tour in Vietnam, Jeff Bascomb fails to protect the people who depend on him. A financial scandal puts his company in jeopardy - he and his wife stand to lose [...]
 
Book: The Phantom Lady of Paris by Calvin Davis
The Phantom Lady of Paris? I knew her well. On the other hand as I later discovered I didn't know her at all. The woman did everything wrong. She did nothing wrong. She was a Jezebel, deceptive in every way. I've never known a more honest and straightforward person. During our relationship, she kept me constantly jittery and perturbed. The happiest days of my life were those I shared with the [...]
 
Book: Before the First Snow - Stories from the Revolution by Walter M. Brasch
In this novel, award-winning journalist Walter M. Brasch slowly and meticulously builds a scenario of greed, corruption, and intrigue, set against the backdrop of social protest. In so doing, he weaves a compelling story of history and contemporary American values between 1964 and 1991, every bit as powerful and timely today as they were more than two decades earlier.
 
Book: We Served In Silence by Glenn Fannin
(Rated R) Wild! Crazy! Absolutely INSANE people in charge of our national security in the Vietnam War! A story of Army Security Agency agents in the Vietnam War in 1968. From the draft, basic training and spy training to the war. Their lives and loves are exposed and the characters come together to accomplish their missions on the ground, air and water. The outcome of the war may depend on what [...]
 
Book: Beyond the Moon by Velda Brotherton
Beyond the Pain. Beyond the Darkness. Left behind enemy lines for nine years, tortured beyond endurance, Navy pilot and Vietnam veteran Glen Tanner survives for one reason to destroy the wife who deserted him. Instead, a VA psychiatrist, Dr. Spencer, introduces Glen to Katie Kelly, an artist and teacher grieving her own devastating loss. Katie helps Glen stop painting nightmares on endless [...]
 
Book: Paths Less Travelled of a Scholar Warrior (Spy) Teacher Healer by Hon K. Lee
A personal memoir by Hon K. Lee describing his adventures: growing up in New York's Chinatown; being a combat Marine; running CIA clandestine operations; teaching Chinese martial arts; and treating patients with Chinese medicine and acupuncture. His story begins with Lee as a scrawny runt in a Chinese immigrant family. He gets bullied so often he yearns to be like the kung fu heroes he sees in [...]
 
Book: Goodbye Junie Moon by June Collins
Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir written by June Collins, co-author of The Khaki Mafia. A curvaceous Australian dancer entertains the troops in Vietnam. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs. Discovering that she has reported them to the CID, they place a high price on her head. She learns they are watching the only airport out, preventing her [...]
 
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