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  • MARBLE MOUNTAIN. by Karlin, Wayne,
    Karlin, Wayne,
    MARBLE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    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: 47696
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  • SHALLOW GRAVES: Two Women and Vietnam. by Larsen, Wendy Wilder, and Tran Thi Nga.
    Larsen, Wendy Wilder, and Tran Thi Nga.
    SHALLOW GRAVES: Two Women and Vietnam.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the half title page by author Wendy Larsen and dated in the year of publication. An uncommon book about Vietnam and the war - a poetic collaboration by two women, one American, one Vietnamese - Wendy Larsen, an American teacher who traveled to Vietnam in 1970 when her journalist husband was covering the war in Vietnam, and Tran Thi Nga, a Vietnamese bookkeeper whom she met there and who was reunited with Larsen in New York after Nga was forced to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Map, glossary, chronology, sources. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-394549856.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 41864
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  • "READING THE WIND" The Literature of the Vietnam War. An Interpretive Critique with a Bibliographic Commentary. by Lomperis, Timothy J.; John Clark Pratt
    Lomperis, Timothy J.; John Clark Pratt
    "READING THE WIND" The Literature of the Vietnam War. An Interpretive Critique with a Bibliographic Commentary.

    Edition: First printing.

    Durham: The Asia Society / Duke University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - "On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literatureincluding novels, personal accounts, and oral histories which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home." The result is a useful, although not comprehensive guide to the published literature. Includes a bibliographic commentary by John Clark…

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    Durham: The Asia Society / Duke University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - "On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literatureincluding novels, personal accounts, and oral histories which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home." The result is a useful, although not comprehensive guide to the published literature. Includes a bibliographic commentary by John Clark Pratt, an index to this commentary, bibliography, list of seminar participants, conference program, and index. xii, 174 pp. ISBN: 0-822307057.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 67580
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  • VIETNAM: TEN YEARS AFTER: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 2. by Long, Robert Emme, editor.
    Long, Robert Emme, editor.
    VIETNAM: TEN YEARS AFTER: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 2.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: The H. W. Wilson Company 1986. First edition - A title in the Reference Shelf - a series which compiles essays, addresses and excerpts from books on current issues and social trends in the United States and other countries. This includes sections on the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the war in Cambodia, the Veterans Memorial and POWs. Among the contributors are George P. Schultz, Norman Podhorotz, Kent Anderson, James Chace and more. Bibliography. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-824207246.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue wrappers with white lettering.

    Book ID: 78380
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  • MATTERHORN: A Novel of the Vietnam War. by Marlantes, Karl.
    Marlantes, Karl.
    MATTERHORN: A Novel of the Vietnam War.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover - One of the most powerful and realistic novels written about the Vietnam War, List of characters, maps, glossary of technical terms and slang. 600 pp. ISBN: 978-0802119285.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 67955
    Keywords: Military, vietnam war
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  • Marshall, Kathryn.
    IN THE COMBAT ZONE: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam, 1966-1975.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First person accounts by twenty women who served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, with brief introductions to each chapter by Marshall. Bibliography, glossary. viii, 270 pp. ISBN: 0-316547077.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 37675
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  • IN COUNTRY. by Mason, Bobbie Ann
    Mason, Bobbie Ann
    IN COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel (fourth book) 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 near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 9401
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  • ZOMBIE JAMBOREE. by Merkin, Robert.
    Merkin, Robert.
    ZOMBIE JAMBOREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of "The Florida Book of the Dead." Jack Becker, from that novel, is in the Army in Vietnam and reveling in the insanity of the daily bureaucracy. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-688019463.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket(crinkling to dj at ends of spine)

    Book ID: 69254
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  • FALLEN ANGELS. by Myers, Walter Dean.
    Myers, Walter Dean.
    FALLEN ANGELS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1988.) dj. Hardcover - Powerful - and very highly praised - novel about the horrors of war as seen by a 17 year old black soldier during his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-8. Frontispiece map. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-590409425.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57038
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  • FALLEN ANGELS. by Myers, Walter Dean.
    Myers, Walter Dean.
    FALLEN ANGELS.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (c 1988.). Powerful - and very highly praised - novel about the horrors of war as seen by a 17 year old black soldier during his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-8. Frontispiece map. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-590409433.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 57040
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  • THE GREATEST: MUHAMMAD ALI. by Myers, Walter Dean.
    Myers, Walter Dean.
    THE GREATEST: MUHAMMAD ALI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at Muhammad Ali's life from a talented writer for young readers. Photographs. Bibliography, chronology, index. 172 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dustjacket (underlining on a few pages, corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 41247
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  • WAR AT HOME. by Nelscott, Kris.
    Nelscott, Kris.
    WAR AT HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring African-American private investigator Smokey Dalton - it's summertime in 1969 when Dalton "heads east to look for a missing college student. Daniel Kirkland never showed up for his spring semester at Yale and seems to have disappeared without a trace. The search for Daniel takes Smokey the nation's wealthiest university to the poorest slums on the outskirts of New Haven. The harder he searches, the more he learns about the dark side of the antiwar movement, in which the idealistic young Daniel may have become involved." SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0+312325282.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79299
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  • THE BOY WHO PICKED THE BULLETS UP. by Nelson, Charles.
    Nelson, Charles.
    THE BOY WHO PICKED THE BULLETS UP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an account of the Vietnam War: "The story of Kurt Strom's year in Vietnam. Kurt is a medic -- tall, blond, handsome, and gay, wkth a gift for seducing heterosexual men and, it seems, an irresistible urge to use his gift. . . .his story is told through letters to home to four correspondents, his hip grandmother, outcast cousin Chloe, a straight buddy who doesn't know Kurt is Gay and Paul, Kurt's closest friend." 420 pp. ISBN: 0-688-006442.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name stamped on front endpaper, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 57524
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  • AMERICAN BLOOD. by Nichols, John.
    Nichols, John.
    AMERICAN BLOOD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - One of Nichols' more controversial novels - the violence that was Vietnam pervades every aspect of American life. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-0374-6.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50008
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  • Nichols, John.
    AMERICAN BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Nichols' more controversial novels - the violence that was Vietnam pervades every aspect of American life. ISBN: 0-8050-0374-6.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 17264
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  • Nichols, John.
    AMERICAN BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of Nichols' more controversial novels - the violence that was Vietnam pervades every aspect of American life. This copy has a lengthy INSCRIPTION by Nichols: "For Max, In hopes that you will always have the chutzpuh, the courage, the joy and the humor to stick by your guns. Hasta la victoria. Siempre!" and dated April 26, 1987. ISBN: 0-8050-0374-6.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13350
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  • THE NAMES OF THE DEAD. by O'Nan, Stewart.
    O'Nan, Stewart.
    THE NAMES OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which is both a contempary thriller and a powerful story of the Vietnam war by this prize-winning author, who was selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. Dustjacket praise from Tim O'Brien, Alice McDermott and Tobias Wolff. SIGNED on the title page. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-385-481926.

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

    Book ID: 43401
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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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  • Parks, David.
    GI DIARY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1984. A title in the Library of Contempary Literature; reprint of a book originally published in the midst of the Vietnam War with a new introduction by Mel Watkins and a postscript by David Parks. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Parks, the son of noted photographer and writer Gordon Parks, was drafted into the Army after he dropped out of college. This diary is an account of his basic training and his 9 months of activeduty in Vietnam, but it is most of all a picture of a young man growing up, an account of the pervasive racism he encountered, and a book which embodies the futility of the war (Parks cannot understand…

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    Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1984. A title in the Library of Contempary Literature; reprint of a book originally published in the midst of the Vietnam War with a new introduction by Mel Watkins and a postscript by David Parks. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Parks, the son of noted photographer and writer Gordon Parks, was drafted into the Army after he dropped out of college. This diary is an account of his basic training and his 9 months of activeduty in Vietnam, but it is most of all a picture of a young man growing up, an account of the pervasive racism he encountered, and a book which embodies the futility of the war (Parks cannot understand how the 'kids in black pajamas' continue to fight so long against the US Army.) In his postscript, he talks about attending anti-war demonstrations as a photographer and the mixed feelings he experienced. Unlike many inductees, and especially unlike many black Americans, he believed in what the government was doing in Vietnam, and felt the Army deserved the people's support. A brief but worthwhile book. 138 pp. ISBN: 0-88258-1139.

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    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 27589
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  • Parrish, Robert D.
    COMBAT RECON: My Year With the AVRN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj. Hardcover - In 1967, as a young Army Lieutenant, the author was attached as an advisor to units of the ARVN ((Army of the Republic of Vietnam). He saw the South Vietnamese Army in action against the Viet Cong and he served as a Battalion advisor and later with a Reconnaissance Company. This book describes his conclusions that despite adverse conditions, and poor equipment and training, the ARVN fought bravely and professionally. Illustrated with 8 pages of photographs and 7 maps. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-312-054033.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37578
    Keywords: asia, Military, vietnam war
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  • REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN SPEECHES 1985 -1986: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 5. by Peterson, Owen, editor.
    Peterson, Owen, editor.
    REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN SPEECHES 1985 -1986: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 5.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: The H. W. Wilson Company 1986. First edition - A title in the Reference Shelf - a series which compiles essays, addresses and excerpts from books on current issues and social trends in the United States and other countries. This includes sections on the United Nations at 40, reaffirming the past and shaping the future. Among the contributors are Ronald Reagan, Mario M. Cuomo, David Rockefeller, Henry Cisneros, Vernon Jordan and more. Biographical notes, bibliography. 198 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue wrappers with white lettering.

    Book ID: 78382
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  • Pratt, James Michael.
    TICKET HOME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 2001. A weaving together of World War II and the present day in a moving tale of love, loss and family.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18962
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  • KONTUM DIARY: Captured Writings Bring Peace to a Vietnam Veteran. by Reed, Paul and Ted Schwarz. Foreword by General William C. Westmoreland,
    Reed, Paul and Ted Schwarz. Foreword by General William C. Westmoreland,
    KONTUM DIARY: Captured Writings Bring Peace to a Vietnam Veteran.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Arlington, TX: The Summit Publishing Group, (1996) dj. Hardcover - Still tormented by memories of the Vietnam war, twenty years later, Reed discovers the papers of a fallen North Vietnamese officer in an old footlocker, and sets off on a journey to return the writings to the officer's family only to find out that the officer is still alive. Foreword by General William C. Westmoreland, Photographs, English translations of the officer's letters, xv, 198 pp plus map. ISBN: 1-56530-2052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59882
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  • BUFFALO AFTERNOON. by Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg.
    Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg.
    BUFFALO AFTERNOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel of the Vietnam War which depicts "the ways men become brutalized by carnage, and sometimes immobilized by pity. [It] conveys the senselessness of it all; the fatuity of the top command, the knowledge of the men that they were fighting an unjust, unwinnable war. Schaeffer builds slowly, always careful to show wellsprings of character, following Pete as he returns home to endure the double penalty of post-combat psychosis and the hostility of many Americans toward Vietnam veterans. . . a tale of almost unmitigated sorrow, it is also an authentic testament to a tragedy of our times." 535 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79129
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  • JOURNALS 1952 - 2000. by Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (1907-2007); edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger.
    Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (1907-2007); edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger.
    JOURNALS 1952 - 2000.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "For more than a half century, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. was at the vital center of American political and cultural life. From his entrance into political leadership circles in the 1950s through his years in the Kennedy White House and up until his very last days, he was that rare thing, a master historian who enjoyed an extraordinary eyewitness vantage on history as it was being made.. . Edited by his oldest sons, they offer remarkably fresh and lucid observations on a half century of public life, and a rare and privileged view into the mind of one of America's most distinguished men of letters" Covers events…

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    New York: Penguin, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "For more than a half century, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. was at the vital center of American political and cultural life. From his entrance into political leadership circles in the 1950s through his years in the Kennedy White House and up until his very last days, he was that rare thing, a master historian who enjoyed an extraordinary eyewitness vantage on history as it was being made.. . Edited by his oldest sons, they offer remarkably fresh and lucid observations on a half century of public life, and a rare and privileged view into the mind of one of America's most distinguished men of letters" Covers events from Adlai Stevenson and JFK, from the Bay of Pigs to the assassinations of the 1960's, Vietnam, Watergate, the Clinton years and Bush vs Gore and much more. Index. xvi, 894 pp. A large and heavy book. ISBN: 9781594201424.

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

    Book ID: 51556
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  • THE WHEREWITHAL: A Novel in Verse. by Schultz, Philip.
    Schultz, Philip.
    THE WHEREWITHAL: A Novel in Verse.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2014). First edition - A novel in verse by this Pulitzer prize winning poet. It tells the story of "a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mothers diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941.. . it is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war." 177 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 78029
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  • THE AMERICANS: A Conflict of Creed and Reality. by Segal, Ronald.
    Segal, Ronald.
    THE AMERICANS: A Conflict of Creed and Reality.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "critical but sympathetic analysis by an outsider" - this exiled South African writer and journalist - of US society during the 1960s: an era of dissent and insurrection, divisions over the war in Vietnam, contradiction between great wealth and great poverty, the disintegration of Ameircan cities, racial conflict., and more. Includes notes, index. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-670-590584.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 40783
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  • DECOYS AND OTHER STORIES. by Smith, Ken.
    Smith, Ken.
    DECOYS AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston ID: Confluence Press, Inc. / Lewis-Clark State College, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A volume in The Confluence Press Short Fiction Series. The first book by this Vietnam veteran, a collection of nine short stories which ."evoke a variety of moods from a variety of characters: a Vietnam Vet hunting in a duckblind; the anxious wife of a helicopter pilot; a guilt-ridden Chicano lawyer on vacation in Mexico; a retired boxer; a Basque rancher. . . .". Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien, Robert Houston and others. 146 pp. ISBN: 0-917652-533.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51617
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  • ARMORED COMBAT IN VIETNAM. by Starry, General Donn A.
    Starry, General Donn A.
    ARMORED COMBAT IN VIETNAM.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - A comprehensive history and analysis of tank and mechanized infantry battalions used in the Vietnam War, in an area where tanks were once considered impractical. Includes a foreword by Brigadier General James C. Pennington and several appendices. Illustrated with many black and white photographs,17 maps and 6 diagrams. Glossary and index. 250 pp,. ISBN: 0-672-526735.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (general edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 43197
    Keywords: Military, tanks, vietnam war
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