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A Better War

By Sorley, Lewis




Neglected by scholars and journalists alike, the years of conflict in Vietnam from 1968 to 1975 offer surprises not only about how the war was fought, but about what was achieved. Drawing on authoritative materials not previously available, including thousands of hours of tape-recorded allied councils of war, award-winning military historian Lewis Sorley has given us what has long been needed-an insightful, factual, and superbly documented history of these important years. Among his findings is that the war was being won on the ground even as it was being lost at the peace table and in the U.S. Congress. The story is a great human drama of purposeful and principled service in the face of an agonizing succession of lost opportunities, told with uncommon understanding and compassion. Sorley documents the dramatic differences in conception, conduct, and-at least for a time-results between the early and the later war. Meticulously researched and movingly told, A Better War is sure to stimulate controversy as it sheds brilliant new light on the war in Vietnam.


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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

1999-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lewis Sorley

2007-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Better War: Unexamined Victories & Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam.

Sorley, Lewis.

Harcourt, 1999., 1999. 1st ed. 507p. Maps. Photos. Jacket priced. Warmly SIGNED to (Maj. Gen.) Ted Atkeson Fine/Fine copy. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.

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A Better War: Unexamined Victories & Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam.

Sorley, Lewis.

Harcourt, 1999. , 1999. 1st ed. 507p. Maps. Photos. SIGNED & inscribed to Dennis Steele. He was a fine long-time staff writer for Army magazine.. Fine/Fine copy. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Better War: Unexamined Victories & Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam.

Sorley, Lewis.

Harcourt, 1999., 1999. 1st ed. First Edition. 507p. Maps. Photos. Jacket priced. SIGNED. Fine/Fine Copy. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.

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A Better War: Unexamined Victories & Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam.

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Harcourt, 1999., 1999. 1st ed. 507p. Maps. Photos. Flat SIGNED. Fine/Fine copy. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

New York: Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151002665 the unexamined victories and final tragedy of america's last years in vietnam. . Fine. 1999. First Edition.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

NY: Harcourt, 1999. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: " For -- Veteran of the great 82nd Airborne, with warm regards - Lewis Sorley." Loosely laid in is a 4-page newsletter announcing a reading by the author for the Lemnitzer Lecture Series sponsored by The Association of the United States Army and The Institute of Land Warfare. This book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Fine in dust jacket. . SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

2007-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Sorley, Lewis

The paperback book is in fine condition. The image provided is the actual book I'm offering for sale. Uncorrected Proof. Pre first edition. No creases to the covers. No markings or damage to any pages. No sunning. No clips. Structure of the book (covers, spine, hinges) is tight and free of damage. Page block is nice and square. Cut pages. Additional photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151002665 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. !!!!This is a 1st Edition!!!!! . New.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Mariner Books, 2007. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.31 cm.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

1999-09-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Diane Pub Co, 1999-11-01. (3rd printign). Paperback. Good.

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Lewis Sorley

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999-06-03. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1999. (1st edition, 1st printing) Large, thicker, heavy book, dark blue spine, ivory boards, very bright silver lettering on spine, 507 pages including extensive notes, and two glossy photo sections. DJ glossy with photo on front of huge chopper operation, border on front left and back right of tattered U.S. flag, praise on back from John M. DelVecchio, James Schlesinger and others. DJ and book, both Very Fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Fine.

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Harcourt. Hardcover. 0151002665 . . New. 1999.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harvest. PAPERBACK. 0156013096 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A BETTER WAR: UNEXAMINED VICTORIES AND FINAL TRAGEDY OF AMERICA'S LAST YEARS IN VIETNAM

SORLEY, LEWIS

NEW YORK: HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY. VG/VG LIGHTLY WORN. PREV INSCRIPTION FFEP. Pages: 507. . 1999. 1ST. HARDCOVER..

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A BETTER WAR: THE UNEXAMINED VICTORIES AND FINAL TRAGEDY OF AMERICA'S

Sorley, Lewis

2000 . Sorley, Lewis. A BETTER WAR: THE UNEXAMINED VICTORIES AND FINAL TRAGEDY OF AMERICA'S LAST YEARS IN VIETNAM. San Diego & New York, Harvest Books / Harcourt, c2000. 507pp, Index, Bibliography, Photo., 8vo, First Edition, New Softcover. $15.00

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A Better War: the Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of Americas Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 032419

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A BETTER WAR : The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harvest Books, 2000. xv, + 507pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically illustrated sections. Five b/white maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short, faint black mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed, small, soft corner crease to front and rear. " . . . the later years of conflict in Vietnam from 1968 to 1975 offer surprises not only about how the war was fought, but also about what was achieved . . . award-winning historian Lewis Sorley sheds brilliant new light on these final years, revising our knowledge of the war and its conclusion . . . Meticulously researched and movingly told . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 23 chapters, Epilogue, Acks., Glossary, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 775g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Better War: Unexamined Victories & Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam.

Sorley, Lewis.

Harcourt, 1999., 1999. 507p. Maps. Photos. Wraps. Fine Copy. Paperback. Fine.

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Harcourt, 1999., 1999. 507p. Maps. Photos. Wraps. Fine Copy. Paperback. Fine. Book.

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A Better War: the Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Harcourt Brace International, 1999. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book and Dust Jacket are in good condition. Pages are clean and tight with no markings. Suitable as a gift! Great readers copy!

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Harvest, 2007-04-10. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harvest. PAPERBACK. 0156013096 In excellent condition throughout the book, including the cover. No markings, tears, creases, or stains. We hand-pick all of our books with the care of book-lovers :-) They are stored and shipped from a smoke-free environment. Our books are packed well for shipping, ship promptly, and ship with a tracking number. . Very Good.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Orlando, FL: Harvest Books / Harcourt, 2007. Paperback. Reprint. 507 pp. Bibliography, index. As New paperback (corners crisp, no creases, no markings). Clean and fresh. A new copy.

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Sorley, Lewis

Harvest, 2007-04-10. Paperback. Very Good. Satisafaction Guaranteed!!! we ship everyday!!clean pages, no markings,excellent condition, Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

U.S.A.: Harvest. 1999 "9876543" print Harvest (Harcourt) paperback; very good condition copy, appears lightly used. No spine crease, covers flat, slight crease across corner. 510 pages, index. Few ills and 5 maps. UK dealer . Very Good. Paperback. 1999.

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Sorley, Lewis

Harvest. PAPERBACK. 0156013096 Remainder mark . Fine.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harvest. Paperback. 0156013096 . New. 2007-04-10. 1.

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Lewis Sorley

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999-06-03. Hardcover. Good.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Harvest, April 2007. Trade Paperback . Used - Acceptable. Light edge and cover wear with unmarked pages. Minor creasing to spine. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

Harvest, April 2007. Trade Paperback . Used Good. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co.. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1999. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 507 pp., Inked-out name on the front free endpaper. .

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harvest, 4/10/2007. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback book in good condition.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Lewis Sorley

NY: Harcourt Brace, 1999 307pp with Index. White/blue cloth. Stated 1st Ed. with proper letter line (F-E-D-C-B-A). "AS NEW!" Square, tight, crisp copy. No faults. Photo illus. in b&w. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($28.00). A new look at the Vietnam War. USPS Tracking provided. H. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Photo Illus. In b&w. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

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Sorley, Lewis

Harcourt. Used - Like New. Light shelf wear and/or a remainder mark. Complete. Clean pages. Paperback

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Lewis Sorley

Harcourt. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Lewis Sorley

Harvest Books. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Lewis Sorley

Harcourt. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

Sorley, Lewis

Harvest. Very Good-. 2007. Trade paperback. 0156013096 . Small amount of fading on the cover - top left corner. ; 7.95 X 5.28 X 1.34 inches; 507 pages .

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Sorley, Lewis

Harcourt. Used - Like New. Like New condition. Very Good dust jacket.

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Sorley, Lewis

Harcourt. Used - Good. Good condition. Good dust jacket. Slightly dampstained.

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Lewis Sorley

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1999. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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