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  • Just, Ward.
    TWENTY-ONE: Selected Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of stories written over a period of twenty years with settings in such diverse places as Vietnam, Boston, the hills of Vermont and Washington, D. C. ISBN: 0-395-537568.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 12864
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  • King,Dr. Martin Luther Jr. ; Patricia Neal, Carol Burnett, General Westmoreland, Mary Hemingway, Arthur J. Goldberg, Howard A. Rusk, contributors.
    A GIFT OF LOVE: Seven Vignettes of Human Kindness, Courage and Concern Written Espacially for McCall's in Spirit of the Season.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: McCall's, 1966. Hardcover first edition - An attractive 'keepsake' - The essays in this book, 'privately printed for a few special friends of McCall's', were originally published in the December 1966 issue of McCall's magazine. The seven full-page illustrations, one for each essay, are master drawings selected from museum collections and include .Angel of the Annunciation by Raffaellino Del Garbo, Study of the Madonna of the Meadow, Head of the Virgin by Leonardo and others. An appealing small volume with color lithograhy by Foote & Davis, bound in marbelized boards with a black cloth spine, gilt lettering. Unpaginated. Publisher's slip laid in.

    Condition: Fine in fine black slipcase.

    Book ID: 28773
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  • VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE. by Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Kihei, Hawaii: Koa Press, (2006). SIGNED first edition - A collection of pieces - fiction and non-fiction by the survivors of five wars, including combatants, war widows, spouses, children, conscientious objectors, as well as gang members, drug abusers and veterans of domestic abuse. All struggle with trauma - PTSD, substance abuse, and other consequences of war and violence but through their writings, readers can witness worlds coming apart and being put back together again through liberating insight, community, and the deep transformation that is possible only by coming to grips with the past. SIGNED on the title page by Kingston. 630 pp. ISBN: 9780977333837.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58093
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  • THE GANGSTER WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR. by Le Thi Diem Thuy
    Le Thi Diem Thuy
    THE GANGSTER WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's moving first novel, one permeated by a sense of love and wonder at the world. Back in Vietnam, her mother, a Catholic from South Vietnam, defied her family to marry a young "gangster" from North Vietnam. Later as refugees - boat people - living in the San Diego area, the young daughter escapes her father's increasing rages - and the sadness and guilt they all felt about the drowning death of their young son before they left Vietnam - by repeatedly running away- eventually attending college in the Northeast. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-375400184.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 77845
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  • ABRAXAS 35/36 by (Lifshin, Lyn; Crow, Mary; Aridjis, Homero; Arguelles, Ivan and others.) Swanberg, Ingrid, editor.
    (Lifshin, Lyn; Crow, Mary; Aridjis, Homero; Arguelles, Ivan and others.) Swanberg, Ingrid, editor.
    ABRAXAS 35/36

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Madison, WI: Abraxas, 1987. First edition - In addition to the contributors shown above this double issue includes a selection of poems in Spanish with translations, a long poem on being a medic in Vietnam by Richard Slota, letters, reviews, essays and more. ads. 103 pp. Cover by W. D. Markhardt. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Slight fading to the spine, otherwise fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 67200
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  • Mason, Bobbie Ann
    IN COUNTRY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel, winner of the Pen-Faulkner Award and basis of the movie of the same name. An exploration of the moral fallout of the Vietnam War from the point of view of a 17 year old girl whose father was killed in Vietnam before she was born. ISBN: 0-06-0154691.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket - a tight copy which appears unread, but bookstore stamp on front endpaper, slight wear to lower edge of dj.

    Book ID: 13536
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  • Mason, Bobbie Ann
    IN COUNTRY

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. Her first novel, winner of the Pen-Faulkner Award and basis of the movie of the same name. An exploration of the moral fallout of the Vietnam War from the point of view of a 17 year old girl whose father was killed in Vietnam before she was born.

    Condition: Very good - some toning to the pages and the covers.

    Book ID: 13537
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  • Mason, Bobbie Ann
    IN COUNTRY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel, winner of the Pen-Faulkner Award and basis of the movie of the same name. An exploration of the moral fallout of the Vietnam War from the point of view of a 17 year old girl whose father was killed in Vietnam before she was born. ISBN: 0-06-0154691.

    Condition: Very good in very good- dust jacket (bookseller's line on bottom edge, some edgewear to top of dj.)

    Book ID: 24394
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  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF '65? by Medved, Michael and David Wallechinsky.
    Medved, Michael and David Wallechinsky.
    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF '65?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1965, Time Magazine selected the senior class of Palisades High School in suburban Los Angeles for the cover story article on American teenagers "on the fringe of a golden era". This book includes interviews from 30 members of that class at their 10th reunion, in which they describe what it was like to come of age in the 60s and 70s. The authors were both members of the original class. Inscribed by BOTH Medved and Wallechinsky on the front endpaper and uncommon thus. Illustrated with photographs. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-400747.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55076
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  • HANGING SAM: A Military Biography of General Samuel T. Williams: From Pancho Villa to Vietnam. by Meyer, Harold J. 'Jack.'
    Meyer, Harold J. 'Jack.'
    HANGING SAM: A Military Biography of General Samuel T. Williams: From Pancho Villa to Vietnam.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, (1980.). First edition - Biography of this Brigadier General who first enlisted in the Texas militia in 1916 to fight Pancho Villa. Frontispiece, photographs. Notes, bibliography, index 192 pp. ISBN: 0-929398122.

    Condition: Very good (gift inscription, crease to rear cover.)

    Book ID: 37698
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  • Nguyen, Kien.
    THE TAPESTRIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2002.). First edition - The author's first novel (second book) a beautiful story set in Vietnam in the early years of the 20th century, in a world few Westerners were aware even existed, and inspired by the true story of the author's grandfather, a tapestry weaver in the last imperial court of Vietnam. The art on the title pages was taken from one of his grandfather's tapestries. 310 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (an unread copy.) An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 36425
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  • Nguyen, Kien.
    THE TAPESTRIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (second book) a beautiful story set in Vietnam in the early years of the 20th century, in a world few Westerners were aware even existed, and inspired by the true story of the author's grandfather, a tapestry weaver in the last imperial court of Vietnam. The art on the title pages was taken from one of his grandfather's tapestries. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-316284416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34866
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  • THE REFUGEES by Nguyen, Viet Thanh.
    Nguyen, Viet Thanh.
    THE REFUGEES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this young writer, himself a refugee from Vietnam. His first novel, 'The Sympathizer' won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Edgar award for best first novel among other awards. SIGNED on the title page. 207 pp. ISBN: 978-0802126399.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72499
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  • THE GIVEN WORLD. by Palaia, Marian.
    Palaia, Marian.
    THE GIVEN WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, a "portrait of post-Vietnam America seen through the eyes of a young woman searching for the courage to go home again." SIGNED on the title page and dated Feb 2016. Dust jacket praise from Karin Joy Fowler, Lorrie Moore and others. 286 pp. ISBN: 978-1476777931.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 77739
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  • THE GIVEN WORLD. by Palaia, Marian.
    Palaia, Marian.
    THE GIVEN WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, a "portrait of post-Vietnam America seen through the eyes of a young woman searching for the courage to go home again." SIGNED on the title page and dated April 2015. Dust jacket praise from Karin Joy Fowler, Lorrie Moore and others. 286 pp. ISBN: 978-1476777931.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 66441
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  • Palmer,Laura.
    SHRAPNEL IN THE HEART: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1988.). Palmer recounts the stories behind the letters and poems left at the Vietnam Memorial during its first 5 years - the stories of the families who lost someone in Vietnam and of those who died there. Photographs. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-394-759885.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34736
    Keywords: Military, vietnam
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  • Pelfrey, William
    THE BIG V

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liveright, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel of Vietnam, based on his own experiences there. Part of the Liveright New Writers Series. Uncommon in hardcover.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards, no dustjacket as issued (some spotting to rear cover.)

    Book ID: 11923
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  • BEHOLD THE FIRE. by Salinger, Steven D.
    Salinger, Steven D.
    BEHOLD THE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "When POW/MIA Zach Johnson mysteriously emerges from the jungles of Southeast Asia 25 years after his capture, a number of interested parties -- including the U.S. government -- are deeply disturbed by his reappearance. As a spiral of pursuit, ambush, and betrayal escalates, a dedicated New York cop, a renegade international adventurer, and a soldier who refuses to die are propelled on a desperate journey that will test the limits of passion, justice, and human endurance." SIGNED on the title page and dated 10/97, just one month after publication. 372 pp. ISBN: 0446520799.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64860
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  • Scheer, Robert.
    THINKING TUNA FISH, TALKING DEATH: Essays on the Pornography of Power.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 essays by this provocative journalist, including several on Vietnam, his interview with Fallaci, and others on such diverse topics as Pepsi in Moscow, the Bronx, the Lawrence Livermore Lab's nuclear eggheads, and more. SIGNED on the half title page and dated 11-18-88.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (long inscription, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 12739
    Keywords: bronx, Essays, Falluci, vietnam
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  • Shilts, Randy.
    CONDUCT UNBECOMING: Lesbians and Gays in the U. S. Military Vietnam to the Persian Gulf.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A massive, in-depth study of the discrimination faced by those in the military who dare to admit that they are gay, based on hundreds of individual case studies from all ranks and branches of the service. Notes, bibliography, index. 794 pp. ISBN: 0-312-09261x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (closed tear back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 31209
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  • Shilts, Randy.
    CONDUCT UNBECOMING: Lesbians and Gays in the U. S. Military Vietnam to the Persian Gulf.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A massive, in-depth study of the discrimination faced by those in the military who dare to admit that they are gay, based on hundreds of individual case studies from all ranks and branches of the service. Notes, bibliography, index. 794 pp. ISBN: 0-312-09261x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26092
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  • IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars. by Sites, Kevin.
    Sites, Kevin.
    IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2007.). First edition - "Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity." Appendices. 549 pp. Includes a DVD with a documentary film "A World of Conflict.". ISBN: 9780061228759.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54044
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  • WELCOME TO VIETNAM, MACHO MAN: Reflections of a Khe Sanh Vet. by Spencer, Ernest.
    Spencer, Ernest.
    WELCOME TO VIETNAM, MACHO MAN: Reflections of a Khe Sanh Vet.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p.: Corps Press, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very graphic personal account of 8 months as a front line commander of a rifle company in Vietnam, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-9618529-09.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21688
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  • THE FIRE NEVER DIES: One Man's Raucous Romp Down the Road of Food, Passion and Adventure. by Sterling, Richard.
    Sterling, Richard.
    THE FIRE NEVER DIES: One Man's Raucous Romp Down the Road of Food, Passion and Adventure.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Traveler's Tales, (2001). SIGNED first edition - A "poignant and hilarious worldwide tour of culinary and romantic adventures" that "exhibits Lowell Thomas Award winner Richard Sterling at his tough and tender best." SIGNED on the dedication page. Prologue, epilogue. x, 286 pp. ISBN: 1-885211708.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55763
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  • GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF. by Strom, Dao.
    Strom, Dao.
    GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. First edition - The first novel of this Vietnamese born author. Called by Robert Olen Butler 'a brilliant exploration of the great themes of exile, loss and identity', this centers on a Vietnamese family resettling and living in the isolation of the California gold country. Published as a trade paperback original under the Mariner imprint. Review copy with glossy photograph of author laid in, 231 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51897
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  • Strom, Dao.
    GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. First edition - The first novel of this Vietnamese born author. Called by Robert Olen Butler 'a brilliant exploration of the great themes of exile, loss and identity', this centers on a Vietnamese family resettling and living in the isolation of the California gold country. Published as a trade paperback original under the Mariner imprint.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 22849
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  • WHITE STAR. by Thayer, James.
    Thayer, James.
    WHITE STAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Formerly America's best military sniper with a record kill in Vietnam, Owen Gray just wants to live out his life peacefully as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York with his three adopted children, but now, 25 years later, he finds himself hunted by a sniper. Clive Cussler described this as a "compelling yet thoughtful thriller." INSCRIBED on the title page. 303 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70472
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  • OLD PATH WHITE CLOUDs: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha. by Thich Nhat Hanh.
    Thich Nhat Hanh.
    OLD PATH WHITE CLOUDs: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, (c 1991). A book which "presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and party through the eyes of the Buddha himself. . . A classic of religious literature. Thich Nhat Hanh is Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His life-long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace in 1967." Map frontispiece. Illustrated with drawings, several appendices. 599 pp. ISBN: 978-0938077268.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79324
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  • IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA. by Van, Muon, Illustrated by April Chu.
    Van, Muon, Illustrated by April Chu.
    IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Creston Books, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book - although she left Vietnam as a child with the exodus of boat people, this story is inspired by her ancestral village of An Bang. Beautifully illustrated in full color by artist April Chu, this storyÕs poetic language brings emotion and longing to the simple tale of a fishermanÕs family, who wait for him by the sea. SIGNED on the title page by both the author and the illustrator. Slightly oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1939527156.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine, no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 66325
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  • Van, Muon, Illustrated by April Chu.
    IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Creston Books, (2015). Hardcover - The author's first book - although she left Vietnam as a child with the exodus of boat people, this story is inspired by her ancestral village of An Bang. Beautifully illustrated in full color by artist April Chu, this storyÕs poetic language brings emotion and longing to the simple tale of a fishermanÕs family, who wait for him by the sea. Slightly oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1939527156.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine, no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 68467
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