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Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
John L. Plaster

Onyx, 1998

Major John L. Plaster , a three-tour veteran of Vietnam tells the story of the most highly classified United States covert operatives to serve in the war: The Studies and Observations Group, code-named SOG. Comprised of volunteers from such elite military units as the Army?s Green Berets, the USAF Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG agents answered directly to the Pentagon?s Joint Chiefs, with some missions requiring approval from the White ...
  
  











  



  
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh

Bantam, 1992

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Five Years to Freedom
James N. Rowe

Random House Audio Roads, 2003

When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive. In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it ...
  
  











  



  
Never Fall Down: A Novel
Patricia McCormick

Balzer + Bray, 2013

This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge. Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of ...
  
  











  



  
Low Level Hell
Hugh Mills

Presidio Press, 2000

Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission.--R.S. Maxham, Director of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum
  
  











  



  
Oxford Picture Dictionary English-Spanish: Bilingual Dictionary for Spanish speaking teenage and adult ...
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro

Oxford University Press, 2008

Content is organized within 12 thematic units , including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation. Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn "chunks." The t arget new vocabulary is listed and simple practice activities help students put their new words into practice. ...
  
  











  



  
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
Cynthia Kadohata

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008

CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too. Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going ...
  
  











  



  
Chickenhawk

Penguin Classic, 2005

A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s ...
  
  











  



  
A Lonely Kind of War: Forward Air Controller, Vietnam
Marshall Harrison

Presidio Press, 1997

Harrison gives us a well-written account of a little-known facet of the air war over Vietnam.-- Rocky Mountain News
  
  











  



  
When Hell Was in Session
Jeremiah A Denton

Jeremiah Denton Associates, 1982

In When Hell Was in Session, Jeremiah Denton, the senior American officer to serve as a Vietnam POW, tells the amazing story of the almost eight years he survived as a POW in North Vietnam. In 1966, he appeared on a television interview from prison and blinked the word torture in Morse Code, confirming for the world that atrocities were taking place in the Hanoi Hilton. And while in prison, he acted as the senior officer and looked after the ...
  
  











  



  
I Took the Moon for a Walk (English and Vietnamese Edition)
Carolyn Curtis

Mantra Lingua, 2008

When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure with his friend the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a enchanting story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.
  
  











  



  
Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always
Mike Guardia

Casemate, 2013

Finalist 2013 Army Historical Society Distinguished Writing Award. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie “We Were Soldiers.” In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats ...
  
  











  



  
Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective
Kregg P. Jorgenson

Ivy Books, 1991

The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.
  
  











  



  
Storm Flight
Mark Berent

Putnam Adult, 1993

In the fifth and final novel of his Vietnam air war saga, the daring raid on the Son Tay POW camp starts a chain reaction for two USAF fighter pilots, and a Special Forces Major. Pilots, politicians, Pentagon generals, biased reporters, communist spies, and life in the hell of the Hanoi Hilton for a black fighter pilot are woven together in a spell binding plot.
  
  











  



  
Survival in the Killing Fields
Haing Ngor

Basic Books, 2003

Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime. I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust. That's who I am," says Haing Ngor. And in his memoir, Survival in the Killing Fields, he tells the gripping and frequently terrifying story of his term in the hell created by the communist Khmer Rouge. Like Dith Pran, the Cambodian doctor and interpreter whom Ngor played in an Oscar-winning performance in The Killing Fields, Ngor lived ...
  
  











  



  
Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph
Richard Botkin

WND Books, 2009

In Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph, Richard Botkin breaks new ground in telling the heroic story of a few American and Vietnamese Marines who fought brilliantly and turned the tide of the Vietnam War. Botkin recounts the exploits of the U.S. Marines and their Vietnamese allies largely responsible for thwarting the Communist invasion of South Vietnam-known as the Easter Offensive of 1972. These are the men who rode the ...
  
  











  



  
Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Rick Newman, Don Shepperd

Presidio Press, 2007

They had the most dangerous job n the Air Force. Now Bury Us Upside Down reveals the never-before-told story of the Vietnam War’s top-secret jet-fighter outfit–an all-volunteer unit composed of truly extraordinary men who flew missions from which heroes are made. In today’s wars, computers, targeting pods, lasers, and precision-guided bombs help FAC (forward air controller) pilots identify and destroy targets from safe distances. But in ...
  
  











  



  
Being Peace
Thich Nhat Hanh

Parallax Press, 2005

An ideal starting-point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation. Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "right in the moment we are alive." These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace a book that encourages multiple readings, both ...
  
  











  



  
American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
Robert Coram

Little, Brown and Company, 2007

During the course of his military career, Bud Day won every available combat medal, escaped death on no less than seven occasions, and spent 67 months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, along with John McCain. Despite sustained torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere--a man who fought without pause, not a prisoner of war, but a prisoner at war. Upon his return, passed over for promotion to Brigadier General, Day ...
  
  











  



  
Surviving Hell: A POW's Journey
Leo Thorsness

Encounter Books, 2008

Thorsness joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 at age 18 and became a jet pilot during the Vietnam War. During an 1967 mission he was shot down over North Vietnam. Injured and captured, he spent six years in the Hanoi Hilton. When the war ended in 1973, Thorsness was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Surviving Hell is a harrowing story of captivity, as told by the man who lived it.
  
  











  








   



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