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  • WORDS FOR MY DAUGHTER: Poems. by Balaban, John.
    Balaban, John.
    WORDS FOR MY DAUGHTER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - His third collection of poetry, including several translations and many poems set in New Mexico, as well as others reflecting his experiences during the Vietnam war. SIGNED on the title page. A title in the National Poetry Series, selected by W. S. Merwin. 71 pp. ISBN: 1556590377.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57445
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  • THE OLD MAN'S TRAIL. by Campbell, Tom.
    Campbell, Tom.
    THE OLD MAN'S TRAIL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - "A Novel About The Vietcong" - the author's first novel, a story of the Vietnam War from the enemy's point of view by a Marine who fought against them during the war. In the West the Old Man's Trail is referred to as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. List of Vietnamese phrases, author's historical note. xv, 224 pp Map endpapers. ISBN: 1557501173.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (closed tear to upper corner of dj at fold.)

    Book ID: 56900
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  • EXILES: Three Short Novels. by Caputo, Philip.
    Caputo, Philip.
    EXILES: Three Short Novels.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first collection of shorter fiction - the novels are set in suburban Connecticut, in Australia's Torres Strait, and in Vietnam, during the war. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-679-450386.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80770
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  • NO PLACE TO HIDE. by Carroll, Gerry. Afterword by Tom Clancy.
    Carroll, Gerry. Afterword by Tom Clancy.
    NO PLACE TO HIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in Carroll's Vietnam War / Naval aviation trilogy. Set in April 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army is smashing its way to Saigon, and the remaining American troops are trying to see that all American personnel are evacuated. Afterword by Tom Clancy. 419 pp. ISBN: 0-671865102.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67773
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  • FOOLISH UNDERTAKING. by De Castrique, Mark
    De Castrique, Mark
    FOOLISH UNDERTAKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in this series of mysteries involving funeral director Barry Clayton, set in a small mountain town in North Carolina (where the author himself grew up). 252 pp. ISBN: 1-590582276.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70436
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  • UP COUNTRY. by DeMille, Nelson.
    DeMille, Nelson.
    UP COUNTRY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2002.). First edition - EXCERPT only: "A sneak reading preview of the first nine chapters." Paul Brenner is called out of early retirement to investigate the death of a young Army lieutenant in Vietnam 30 years, a death which now appears to be a murder. 140 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon promotional piece.

    Book ID: 56984
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  • UP COUNTRY. by DeMille, Nelson.
    DeMille, Nelson.
    UP COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Paul Brenner is called out of early retirement to investigate the death of a young Army lieutenant in Vietnam 30 years, a death which now appears to be a murder. 706 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-446-516570.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56053
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  • Di Prisco, Joseph.
    CONFESSIONS OF BROTHER ELI: A Novel by Joseph Di Prisco.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/CagePublishing, 2000. Joseph Di Prisco is a poet and an essayist who writes reviews in numerous journals and has published two books of poetry. His first novel follows a Catholic Brother's journey through matters of faith, truth, money, envy, power, and food. Its landscape includes a Catholic prep school during the Vietnam War.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers (trade paperback format.)

    Book ID: 18944
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  • NO BUGLE, NO DRUMS. by Durden, Charles.
    Durden, Charles.
    NO BUGLE, NO DRUMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set during the Vietnam War - "A sometimes hilarious Catch-22 about a Georgia ""grunt"" stuck guarding a pig farm near Danang. Hawkins and his buddies smoke dope, run a numbers game, smoke dope, run a lottery, smoke dope, smuggle dope, and dope-philosophize (sort of) as they wait for time and the war to pass them by. During off hours, they blow up a South Viet outfit to win the daily numbers (based on the number of dead ARVN) . . . a tale of psychic and moral disintegration--a humorous and at times disgusting charting of the path from cynicism to nihilism." (Kirkus Reviews). ISBN: 0-670-514195.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (hint of toning to cream dj).

    Book ID: 61389
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  • Farrington, Tim
    LIZZIE'S WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco (Harper Collins), (2005.). First edition - It's July1967, and Mike O'Reilly's has just shipped out to Vietnam while at home Liz O'Reilly is trying to keep it all together for their four kids. Novel by the author of the New York Times Notable Book "The Monk Downstairs." 369 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated covers (the word 'staff' written on the edges of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 37108
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  • 365 DAYS. by Glasser, Ronald J.
    Glasser, Ronald J.
    365 DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (19710 dj, 1968. Hardcover first edition - the author's first book, an account working in Japan, at a US Army hospital, when casualties from the war in Vietnam were averaging eight to ten thousand a month. In 1968 Dr.Glasser, a pediatrician, was sent to Japan to serve children of military dependents, but soon realized that the troops being med evaced to his hospital were only children themselves, and he began talking to them and putting their stories down on paper. A first hand account of how devasting the Vietnam War was. Glossary of medical and military terms. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-807606154.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (blacked over spot on dedication page).

    Book ID: 73046
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  • Gottlieb, Annie.
    DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? The Second Coming of the 60's Generation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Times Books, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thoughtful comprehensive look at the 1960's published twenty years after the Summer of Love in San Francisxo - The story of the American 1960s generation and its 'passage' to a promising middle life, from the times of rebellion - sexual, economic, anti-war, getting high, anti-materialistic - to the present realities - and the extent to which they still maintain the values, ideals, and philosophies of the past. Now that another 20 years has passed, it is interesting to read this book and to see what further changes have occured to this generation. Notes, resource list. 418 pp. ISBN: 0-81291225X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 39417
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  • HOMECOMING: When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam. by Greene, Bob.
    Greene, Bob.
    HOMECOMING: When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Excerpts from over 200 letters (selected from over 1000 replies) when columnist Bob Greene asked "Were you ever spat upon when you returned home to the United States?" Many recount painful experiences confirming that yes, they were spat upon, but other letters describe acts of generosity toward servicemen, from the typical free beers at the bar to a free show. These letters "bring back the incidents of 20 years ago vividly, but not always with bitterness. And they reveal healing solidarity among veterans in response to what for many was not a happy homecoming." (Library Journal) 269 pp. ISBN: 0-399133860.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75037
    Keywords: military, Vietnam War
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  • RESURRECTING LANGSTON BLUE. by Greer, Robert.
    Greer, Robert.
    RESURRECTING LANGSTON BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Frog Ltd / North American Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery rooted in the Vietnam war, featuring black Denver bail bondsman C. J. Floyd and his partner, former intelligence sergeant, Flora Jean Benson. 421 pp. ISBN: 1583941363.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56444
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  • THE GOLD GAP. by Gruber, Frank.
    Gruber, Frank.
    THE GOLD GAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - After Lt Commander Sargent escape from a North Vietnamese prison camp, he is given a hero's welcome in Beverly Hills, where he takes the offer of a multimillionaire to investigate a showgirl, only to find himself being interrogated by Chinese agents that want to know about an earlier escape paid for in stolen gold coins. 192 pp. Dust jacket by Jack Wolf.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 71432
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  • REUNION: A Memoir. by Hayden, Tom
    Hayden, Tom
    REUNION: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Both a personal memoir and an account of one of the most politically tumultuous periods in American history by an active participant in it. Among other things, Hayden was in Mississippi with Martin Luther King, in Hanoi in 1967 with his wife, Jane Fonda, and was one of the Chicago Eight along with Black Panther Bobby Seale, Abie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Rennie Davis. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated 6-21-88, in the year of publication. Photographs. Notes, index. 541 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-565339.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49823
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  • Hendrickson, Paul.
    THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of McNamara which focuses on his role as Secretary of Defense, his involvement in the Vietnam War, and his decision to keep publicly supporting that war even after he knew it was unwinnable. Also tells the stories of just five of the many people who were caught up in the wake of his decisions: an artist who tries to kill him after he had resigned from the Cabinet, a Quaker who immolated himself outside the Pentagon, a young Marine scarred by battle, a nurse desperate to believe her agonies in Vietnam were for a good cause, a member of a Saigon family. Photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-679427619.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a tight clean copy, old price on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 37863
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  • THE GODS OF ANTENNA. by Herschensohn, Bruce.
    Herschensohn, Bruce.
    THE GODS OF ANTENNA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written by a former Deputy Special Assistant to President Nixon, this book essentially blames both the forced resignation of Nixon and the loss of the Vietnam War on the media. According to the dust jacket flap, "The author reveals how CBS was used by Hanoi as a propaganda outlet; how young Americans get a distorted picture of our country from New Wave films; and why every institution designed to protect our security is now fair game for the media" and asserts that "If today's media lhad been around during World War II, we might well have lost." The back cover describes 'How they slant TV' and…

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    New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written by a former Deputy Special Assistant to President Nixon, this book essentially blames both the forced resignation of Nixon and the loss of the Vietnam War on the media. According to the dust jacket flap, "The author reveals how CBS was used by Hanoi as a propaganda outlet; how young Americans get a distorted picture of our country from New Wave films; and why every institution designed to protect our security is now fair game for the media" and asserts that "If today's media lhad been around during World War II, we might well have lost." The back cover describes 'How they slant TV' and 'Devices used against Nixon and our allies in Southeast Asia.' Index. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-870003461.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41843
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  • FROM THE SHADOW OF DEATH: Stories of POWs. by Heslop, J M. & Dell R. Van Orden.
    Heslop, J M. & Dell R. Van Orden.
    FROM THE SHADOW OF DEATH: Stories of POWs.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company., 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of eight former prisoners of war, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), released by Viet Nam after years of captivity, based on interviews with them (and with the wife of a still missing man.) Photographs. Index. 350 pp. Blue and white map endpapers. ISBN: 0-877475091.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 44946
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  • SECOND WATCH. by Jance, J. A.
    Jance, J. A.
    SECOND WATCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring both Seattle private investigator J. P. Beaumont, one which takes us deep into his past both on the police force and even earlier when he served in Vietnam. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note of the story behind this book. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0-062134877.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72471
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  • A SADNESS THAT WAS VIETNAM: An Epic Saga of America's 31 Years (1944-1975) in Vietnam. by Jennett, Richard Philip.
    Jennett, Richard Philip.
    A SADNESS THAT WAS VIETNAM: An Epic Saga of America's 31 Years (1944-1975) in Vietnam.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Framingham, MA: Boggastow Book Company, 1987. First edition - Book presents the case that American motives in Vietnam were honorable, that the Tet offensive in 1968 was a military triumph for the US forces, that the media lied to Americans, and that things would have been very different if John F. Kennedy had lived. llustrated with black and white drawings by Rick Keene. Bibliography. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-937-085036.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 46523
    Keywords: Military, vietnam war
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  • NAM-A-RAMA. by Jennings, Phillip.
    Jennings, Phillip.
    NAM-A-RAMA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Forge Book, (2005). First edition - The author's first novel, a wild satire on the Vietnam War by a former Marine who flew more than 300 helicopter missions during that war - a combination of horror and hilarity. 332 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61282
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  • THE INLAND ISLAND by Johnson, Josephine W.
    Johnson, Josephine W.
    THE INLAND ISLAND

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. dj. Hardcover - A beautifully evocative description of the year, month by month, as observed on the author's Ohio farm, contrasted with expressions of anger at the current war (Vietnam) and all of man's inhumanity to man. Illustrated with drawings by Mel Klapholz. 159 pp,. ISBN: 0-671-201778.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31722
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  • THE INLAND ISLAND by Johnson, Josephine W.
    Johnson, Josephine W.
    THE INLAND ISLAND

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. dj. Hardcover - A beautifully evocative description of the year, month by month, as observed on the author's Ohio farm, contrasted with expressions of anger at the current war (Vietnam) and all of man's inhumanity to man. Illustrated with drawings by Mel Klapholz. 159 pp,. ISBN: 0-671-201778.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 42223
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  • A DANGEROUS FRIEND. by Just, Ward.
    Just, Ward.
    A DANGEROUS FRIEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His tenth novel, set in Saigon in 1965 "A thrilling narrative roiling with intrigue, mayhem, and betrayal. Here is the story of conscience and its consequences among those for whom Vietnam was neither the right fight not the wrong fight but only a fight." SIGNED on the front endpaper. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-395856981.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55724
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  • CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM. by Kadohata, Cynthia.
    Kadohata, Cynthia.
    CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Moving young adult novel by this Newbery award winning author, the story of a young soldier in Vietnam who bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog. Told in part thru the view of the dog. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- happy reading" and with 'woof! woof!' under Kadohata's signature. 312pp. Dust jacket art by Shane Rebenschied. ISBN: 1416906371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53278
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  • DRAGONFIRE. by Kaplan, Andrew.
    Kaplan, Andrew.
    DRAGONFIRE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (1987). First edition - Thriller the intelligence agent known only as Sawyer. "Code-named Dragonfire, Sawyer's mission is to trade the guns needed by the Khmer Resistance for a billion dollars in pure morphine base. So begins a desperate journey from the deadly underworldof Bangkok's teeming waterfront to the forbidden hill country of the Golden Triangle, an exotic world of rival warlords, opium smugglers, and savage tribesmen, a world where violence rules and anything is permitted." 332 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed green wrappers.

    Book ID: 70515
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  • OVER THE EDGE. by Kaplan, Marc Paul.
    Kaplan, Marc Paul.
    OVER THE EDGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar Publishing, (2006). First edition - The author's first suspense novel, set in 1969 in a Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then a burgeoning ski resort, the story of two dangerous men on a collision course. 317 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 63320
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  • Karlin, Wayne
    LOST ARMIES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's short and disturbing second novel - a Vietnam novel that takes place 50 miles from Washington, D.C, in the marshlands of Maryland - a murder mystery and a ghost story. Karlin was one of the editors and contributors to the anthology fiction by Vietnam veterans published by Casualty Press in 1973, 'Free Fire Zone'. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-07156.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23882
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  • MARBLE MOUNTAIN. by Karlin, Wayne,
    Karlin, Wayne,
    MARBLE MOUNTAIN.

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

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (2008.). First edition - From the back cover: "Marble Mountain reads like a detective story as the protagonist, Kiet Hallam, an adopted daughter of African American and Vietnamese descent, searches for her true identity. Set in both America and Vietnam, and written from the perspective of both Americans and Vietnamese affected by the war, "Marble Mountain" explores the lasting damages of war to the soldiers who fought on both sides, to their families, and to the displaced and wounded children born during their parents' conflict. Kiet and her adoptive father, Alex Hallam - a Vietnam veteran working out his own tormented past through his passion for sculpting - travel to Vietnam." Marble Mountain is a…

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    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (2008.). First edition - From the back cover: "Marble Mountain reads like a detective story as the protagonist, Kiet Hallam, an adopted daughter of African American and Vietnamese descent, searches for her true identity. Set in both America and Vietnam, and written from the perspective of both Americans and Vietnamese affected by the war, "Marble Mountain" explores the lasting damages of war to the soldiers who fought on both sides, to their families, and to the displaced and wounded children born during their parents' conflict. Kiet and her adoptive father, Alex Hallam - a Vietnam veteran working out his own tormented past through his passion for sculpting - travel to Vietnam." Marble Mountain is a formation near Danang that is famous for its stone carvers and cave shrines. Cover praise from Maxine Hong Kingston. Author's note. 262 pp. ISBN: 1931896437.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 47695
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