books about: vietnam
The Money Tree
TOM AND HUCK TAKE ON THE SOPRANOS! A PAGE-TURNING FIRST NOVEL FROM AN AWARD-WINNING TRAVEL WRITER! Set in the wilds of Western North Carolina – near historic Cold Mountain – the story turns on two teen brothers' chance discovery of a drug dealers' money drop in the knothole of a tree. The impoverished boys enjoy the "fruit" of "the money tree" until they are caught in flagrante by the mafiosi whose money it is. (At the same time, they ...
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
William Morrow, 2012
Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long ...
Of Windmills and War
OBT Bookz, 2012
The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, ...
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Henry Holt and Co., 2012
A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail ...
A FASHION TO KILL (The Manhattan Mysteries: Hard boiled New York City fiction similar to Mickey Spillane and ...
Mickey Wyte, 2012
#1 Best Selling New York City Hard-Boiled In Mickey Wyte's gritty noir tale, Jack Centaur, an ex-combat soldier and Medal Of Honor winner and the New York City high fashion industry are worlds apart. But when his niece becomes the fourth victim of a ruthless serial killer, posing victims like models on a Vogue cover, Centaur looks for revenge and enters a world that couldn't be more alien to him.
Mighty Men of Valor: With Charlie Company on Hill 714-Vietnam, 1970
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013
THE SCREAMING EAGLES OF 1970 IN VIETNAM The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne have been in combat against the elusive Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army for nearly seven years. In this memoir, author John G. Roberts tells the story of the 2nd Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment, the "Widow Makers" of the 101st Airborne Divisions' 1st Brigade. Written in the often crude language of the combat Infantryman, Roberts describes what it was ...
I Heart Ed Small
A coming of age story where the lines between growing up and grown up are blurred by love. In the summer of 1968 Baby Hunnicutt’s mama dies and her daddy gives her to her aunt to raise. The only trouble is Aunt Clem works all day and leaves Baby in the hands of her teenage twins. Stoic protector Allen and kind and gentle Jeffrey, along with the help of their best friend, the unwashed and untamed Ed, raise up Baby the best they know how. I ...
Trouble Down South and Other Stories---Also Read Mo' Trouble Down South, Rock, and Grandpa's Courtship ---- ...
Step Art Designs, 2011
NEW COVER!!! Enslavement, murder, abuse, illness: there’s real trouble for the characters in Trouble Down South and Other Stories. The short stories take the reader on a journey to the past through a collection of interestingly crafted pieces of flawed humanness, social injustice, and redemption, and even humor. The short story collection of historical fiction chronicles events spanning more than 150 years and addresses a wide range of ...
Stand To... A Journey to Manhood
While many authors have written books about Vietnam, very few of these authors have actually experienced the horrors of this war. Retired Lt. Colonel Frank Evans brings to the table his experiences in combat. His memoir “Stand To…A Journey to Manhood” is an amazing book written by a heroic man who served his country with great honor. His memoir depicts how the struggle for survival brings about closeness among men. Evans and his ...
AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA: The Test Prep AP Teachers Recommend)
Research & Education Association
REA's Crash Course for the AP* U.S. History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement* Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement* U.S. History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and ...
Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos
Asia Books, 2011
*** Fifth Edition, complete with New Introduction! *** "No other personal account of contemporary Laos is as informative, under-the-surface and well written." -- Joe Cummings, author of Lonely Planet Laos "A must for anyone looking to understand Laos today." -- Jeff Cranmer, author of Rough Guide Laos Brett Dakin spent two years working in Vientiane, Laos and returned to the States a changed man. In Another Quiet American, he takes you ...
Hitchhiking from Vietnam: Seeking the Ox
Richard Chamberlin, 2013
This book is the intimate account of Vietnam veteran Richard Chamberlin's meandering journey to fulfillment during the 1960's and 1970's. The story begins in 1975 in the liberal enclave of Madison, Wisconsin. The war in Vietnam has just ended and even though Chamberlin has been out of the service for five years, he is still trying to put his life back together. The first chapter begins in a run down Madison laundromat where the author meets a ...
Long Knife-Life, Living on the Edge One woman's unusual Vietnam-war-torn love story
J. Anson Matthews, 2012
It was a blind date. How was I to know he would prove to be important to me? I hadn’t met him. But somehow I knew he would become more important to me than any man I might ever meet. Betty’s last words rang in my ear. “So, you’ll have one date. He’s shipping out to Vietnam the next week. You can say it was fun, give him a good memory or two and go on with your life.” I didn't believe her. My first impression turned out to be more ...
Daughters of the River Huong
Daughters of the River Huong by Vietnam-born, Houston-based writer Uyen Nicole Duong is a richly woven tapestry of family, country, conflict, and redemption. A saga spanning four generations of Vietnamese women, we discover lives inextricably tied to their country’s struggle for independence. Narrated by the teenaged Simone, a girl who flaunts convention and enters into a forbidden relationship of love and sensuality, readers are drawn to the ...
The memoir of a U.S. Navy fighter/attack pilot from 1956 to 1980. (What it was like to fly jets off aircraft carriers in the days before smart bombs, GPS, and automated carrier landing systems.) After two years at the University of Arizona, the author entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in Pensacola, Florida, and became a carrier-qualified jet pilot at age twenty. As a naval aviator, he flew 3,669 hours in thirteen different types of ...
Hamfist Over The Trail: The Air Combat Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock (The Adventures of Hamilton ...
It’s 1968. Hamilton Hancock is the Distinguished Graduate at his Undergraduate Pilot Training class at Laughlin Air Force Base. He is on the fast track to become a fighter pilot, slated to fly an F-100, F-105 or F-4 in Vietnam. Then, the “needs of the service” intervenes, and he is assigned to fly one of the smallest, slowest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the O-2A. Hamilton becomes a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Vietnam, based ...
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel
William Morrow, 2012
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ...
The Things They Carried
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived ...
5 Steps to a 5 AP US History, 2012-2013 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)
A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your ...
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the ...
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