books about: vietnamese
Fields of Fire
Excellent Vietnam book
One of the first books I read about the Vietnam War. Accurate and well worth while. Bruce Hoffman And My Mother Danced with Chesty Puller: Adventures of a Marine in the rear, to combat in Vietnam
The Aviators: Brotherhood of War 08
Great War Story
Like all WEB GRiffin's books, this one combines humor, personality studies, and adventure. I wish I had the whole series. He is great.
Reflections of a Warrior: Six Years as a Green Beret in Vietnam
Miller is the definition of bravery
Miller's chapter describing the action resulting in his Medal of Honor, by itself makes this book a 5 star. The account is dripping with tension. His matter-of-fact style is refreshing to read. He doesn't hesitate to describe many moments of paralyzing fear and how he overcame them. A man of awe inspiring bravery and determination. I pray his children are blessed by his legacy.
Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife
This book is required reading in counter insurgency courses and courses on American foreign policy. There is a very good reason in that it is an excellent primer on the problems the U.S. has faced in dealing with small wars. The U.S. Army and citizenry has become accustomed to large war campaigns that are measured in terms of land and fatalities. Opponents facing the U.S. have learned the ...
A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
This is a superb book, and may I address the two main criticisms; one: it's too long. Oh... Really, now. By 50 pages, maybe? And where would you cut it, exactly. Certain thematic repetitions? When a book is this good, this well-written, saying it's too long seems invalid to me. Two: the Toronto scenes. Absolutely necessary for they show Johnny Wheelright now, present day, and how he feels and ...
Going After Cacciato
Makes me want to throw away Slaughterhouse Five
Okay, I'll be honest: I wanted to throw away Vonnegut's novel ever since I first started reading it. Since the other reviews seem to be fairly comprehensive, I just wanted to point out that this novel treats the chaos, inhumanity, and illogic of war in all the ways that Slaughterhouse Five could only ever hope to do. Going After Cacciato is beautifully done and invites meaningful ...
A Rumor of War
This is one of those books that just captivates you in a macabre kind of way. You can't put it down because you just have to keep reading to try and absorb what it is you're actually reading. As I was reading this I was reminded of the young Tom Cruise in "Born on the 4th". You could feel from the book that overwhelming Marine patriotism. After a few false starts the Marines get to Vietnam and ...
The Things They Carried
Most truthful account of Vietnam...
if you believe that truth is a mixture of hard facts and individual perceptions. In one of O'Brien's stories, "The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," fictional Tim O'Brien says that he could never trust the tales of his friend Rat Kiley because he blurred the lines of fiction and reality. But in war, the atrocities can feel unreal. In The Things They Carried, O'Brien masterfully weaves the more ...
Word of Honor
Grand Central Publishing, 2001
An Officer and A Murderer?
Benjamin Tyson is on the verge of going middle-aged crazy...he is bored with his marriage. His job in Manhattan is not what it used to be since the company was bought by a Japanese firm. The focus of his life changes when a new book hits the shelves that details a massacre at a hospital during the Vietnam War. Ben was "Lieutenant Tyson" during the war and he and his men are mentioned ...
Grand Central Publishing, 2002
Thoroughly enjoyable . .
I didn't know what to expect in a novel based in Vietnam. I was pleasantly surprised. I was entertained while learning some fascinating details about the war. DeMille does not have a political ax to grind, so it's more of a breezy travelogue with suspense and intrigue mixed in. This book held my interest for the entire 700 pages (hardback).
The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam
the real story of war
A wonderful translation of a story that in its brutal honesty makes painfully clear there are no winners in the vietnam conflict or in war in general. The tragic human cost of this war is displayed in a tale told with beauty and humility.
The Things They Carried (Cliffs Notes)
Great study aid
Cliff's notes once again delivers as a fantastic study aid. By no means should you use this as a replacement for the book. O'Brien has emerged as one of the greatest modern writers on the subject of war, and it would be a pity to overlook his writing. But if you are looking for help to write a paper on the topic, or just curious to discover more about the underlying meaning of the novel, don't ...
If I Die in a Combat Zone : Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
"I want to go to Vietnam; Just to kill ol' Charlie Cong..."
This is O'Brien's first book, written as the Vietnam War (American version) still raged, and I consider it his best. The authenticity of the American soldier's experience in the war permeates the book, and he did not need to embellish the stories with some of the "magic realism" that he used in later works. I also gave "The Things They Carried" a solid 5-stars but felt that the quality of some of ...
Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
Ten Speed Press
Interesting read, great results
This book is full of great history of the author and vietnamese food. She makes it easy to find the correct products when you are shopping for contents of these recipes. Great for beginners and TASTY!
Stealing Buddha's Dinner
Very pleased with the book even tho they sold as used...in very good condition. Was not happy with the length of time in receiving the book. Otherwise everything else was excellent.
Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery
My New Favorite Author
If you haven't read any of Craig Johnson's books yet - pick one up. You won't be disappointed. He creates wonderful characters and keep you guessing until the last minute. I will start one of his books and finish it in two days - I simply enjoy reading it so much. I'm looking forward to reading all of his books and hoping he continues to write more.
Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
McFarland & Company, 2003
Ratings from a woman
As a woman reader I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned so much in this book, about flying, Vietnam, rats (UGH) I knew it was hard over there but didn't really realize some of the hardships till I read this book. The author's writing is very easy to understand, you don't need a dictionary beside you, and the humour was great. You got some really good laughs and some sadness also. I would ...
The Best and the Brightest
Modern Library, 2002
Halberstam's magnum opus will give you the best inside story on the main characters who led us down the path to humiliating tragedy. Reading this in hindsight, who couldn't see that simple hubris led Mac Bundy, Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, Ellsworth Bunker, Maxwell Taylor, Walt Rostow, Earl Wheeler and William Westmoreland to advise LBJ to repeat the mistakes the French made only 10 years prior ...
Tor Books, 1962
Overpriced great book. 9.95 is too much for a 1962 book.
Good combo of sword and Scorcery and SF. Orig. published in FandSF. Some sex.
Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam
A beautifully wrought return to one's complicated past
This book embraces so many themes, so delicately, wrenchingly and compassionately. The center plot is a return to Vietnam by a young Vietnamese American which his family fled years ago to live in the United States. However, it is far beyond cross-cultural travelogue; it inhabits the American as well as the Asian psyche with such scary acuity, and takes us into an inner landscape where few can ...
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