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America in Vietnam.

By Guenter Lewy .

New York, NY Oxford University Press: Galaxy Books, 1980. Paperback First Edition Thus (1980), so stated. First Edition Thus (1980), so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a very faint crease near the lower corner of the front panel; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure, but the backstrip shows three creases top to bottom; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A solid copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 1.2 inches). xiii, 540 pages. Language: English. Weight: 18.7 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

The Vietnam War and International Law.

By Richard A. Falk, (Editor) .

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1968. Hardcover First Edition (1968), unstated in accordance with Princeton's customary practice at the time of publication. EX-LIBRARY, showing the usual marks and treatments thereof. Else, Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows light wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A solid working copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor flaws - and of course the library markings. The DJ shows mild rubbing to the panels; light wear to extremities; the price has been clipped. Not unattractive. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches). ix, 633 pages. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 5.4 ounces. First Edition (1968), unstated in accordance with Princeton's customary practice at the time of publication. Hardback with DJ. This is a large, heavy book. International customers should expect a request for additional shipping charges which will reflect the actual shipping cost to ship this book to your destination. We will be fair with you; we will charge actual cost plus the usual few cents to cover packaging costs.

$15.68

What Washington Said: Administration Rhetoric and the Vietnam War, 1949-69.
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What Washington Said: Administration Rhetoric and the Vietnam War, 1949-69.

By F. M. Kail .

New York, NY Harper and Row: Torchbooks, 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities, but there is a thin, short and faint oil-like stain at the upper outside edge of the front panel, which also shows a faint crease at the corner; a tiny scuff at the top of the front hinge; mildest rubbing and the white background field of the wrapper covers show the faintest toning. The binding square and secure; text clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a couple of minor flaws. No longer pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.65 inches). xv., 248pp. Foreward by Harold D. Lasswell. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces. First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. Trade Paperback.

$49.00

HAZARDOUS DUTY: AMERICA'S MOST DECORATED LIVING SOLDIER REPORTS FROM THE FRONT AND TELLS IT THE WAY IT IS.
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HAZARDOUS DUTY: AMERICA'S MOST DECORATED LIVING SOLDIER REPORTS FROM THE FRONT AND TELLS IT THE WAY IT IS.

By Colonel David H. Hackforth with Tom Mathews.

New York, NY William Morrow & Co, 1996 Hardcover First Edition (1996), so stated; First Impression, so indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1996), so stated; First Impression, so indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows a bit of crimping to the heel of the backstrp and the binding leans ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing the slightest wear, but showing a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only mild rubbing; the price is intact; . Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches). 350 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8.4 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$34.30

Vietnam.

By Spencer Tucker.

Lexington, KY University Press of Kentucky, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower corner tips and the mildest rubbing to the panels; else flawless. The binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. 8vo. (9.15 x 6.15 x 0.5 inches). ix, 244 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.5 ounces. University Press Paperback.

$24.50

Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins from the Vietnam War.

By Gloria Emerson .

New York, NY Viking Penguin: Penguin Books, 1985. Paperback First Edition Thus [1985], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only very minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities, with a small, lightly scuffed area at the bottom of the front hinge; the very mildest rubbing to the panels; the upper corner of the front endpaper has been clipped; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Shows some minor flaws, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5 x 1 inches). xiv, 423 pages. Weight: 11.2 ounces. First Edition Thus [1985], so stated. Published with a New Foreward for this edition. The first hardcover edition was published in 1976. Trade Paperback. Winner of the National Book Award.

$9.41

Anatomy Of A War: Vietnam, The United States, And The Modern Historical Experience.

By Gabriel Kolko.

New York, NY Random House: Pantheon Books, 1985. Paperback First Edition Thus [1985], so stated. First Edition Thus [1985], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: the spine shows barely discernible lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; exposure to some sort of moisture has imparted a faint 'crinkliness' to the top edge of the text pages, but there is no dampstaining; the outside edges show a few flecks of foxing and some faint smudging; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Shows some flaws, but remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xvi, 628 pages. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

People's History of the Vietnam War.
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People's History of the Vietnam War.

By Jonathan Neale .

New York, NY The New Press, 2003. Hardcover First Edition USA [2003], First Printing indicated. First Edition USA [2003], First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xv, 309 pages. New Press People's History Series. First published under the title "The American War: Vietnam 1960-1975" by Bookmarks in London in 2001. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

Dear Gift of Life: A Man's Encounter with Death.

By Bradford Smith.

Wallingford, PA Pendle Hill Publications, 1965. Paperback First Edition [1965]; Eighth Printing (1993). Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a small rectangle of sticker residue at the upper corner of the front panel; else flawless; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 38pp. Foreward by Mark Van Doren. Pendle Hill Pamphlet No. 142. First Edition [1965]; Eighth Printing (1993). Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$58.80

Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal.
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Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal.

By Howard Zinn.

Cambridge, MA South End Press, 2002. Paperback Reprint Edition [2002]; First Printing Thus. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 131pp. 8vo. 150 pages. Radical 60s Series, Book 3. Reprint Edition [2002]; First Printing Thus. Originally published in various journals and then by Beacon in 1967. Trade Paperback. Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War, now with a new introduction. Of the many books that challenged the Vietnam War, Howard Zinn’s stands out as one of the best—and most influential. It helped sparked national debate on the war. It includes a powerful speech written by Zinn that President Johnson should have given to lay out the case for ending the war. Includes a new introduction by the author.The Vietnamese puppets of the French running the South knew that Ho Chi Minh would win any free and fair election so they would repeatedly refuse North Vietnamese requests to hold the promised elections that were supposed to reunify the country as called for in the 1954 Geneva accords. Zinn quotes Bernard Fall, the French right wing military analyst much respected by hawkish American planners, as saying that from 1957 to 1960, the U.S. installed South Vietnamese dictator Ngo Dinh Diem. Zinn notes that guerilla activity started in the late 50's, by the reactivated units of the Viet Minh, after Diem's stolen elections, torture,"manhunts" etc. He quotes experts on Vietnam that the National Liberation Front ("Viet Cong") was created early in 1960, months before Hanoi authorized its creation, solely on the initiative of Southerners resisting U.S. backed terror. He observes the Americans already had a couple thousand military "advisors" in the South in violation of the Geneva accords long before the US State Department would claim "infiltration" and "aggression" from the North. Zinn quotes Senate Majority leader Mike Mansfield's committee report that in January 1966 there were 14,000 North Vietnamese troops in the 230,000 NLF force in the South. At the same time there were 170,000 American troops; other foreign troops included 21,000 from South Korea. So the Americans and allied occupying forces infinitely outnumbered the North Vietnamese who were, of course, fighting in "South" Vietnam, which was truly a part of their own country. The Mansfield report stated that from 1962 to 1965, 14,000 North Vietnamese "infiltrated" into the South but during the same time 100,000 persons in the South joined the NLF, the only force in South Vietnam addressing the needs of the peasant masses. In 1965, 100,000 deserted from the ARVN. He notes that in 1964 the NLF made one of its many peace offers at this point that entailed allowing it to participate as a political party in a South Vietnam w/o American occupation and military aid to the oligarchy (a "neutralist" state). He quotes Neil Sheehan and Charles Mohr of the New York Times as saying that the NLF represented true social change for better or worse against the reactionary South Vietnamese oligarchy. He quotes a French foreign correspondent as observing that when what would become the NLF began assassinating South Vietnamese government officials in 1959-60, the peasants apparently supported these actions against their oppressors. Zinn observes that the NLF committed atrocities but had a long way to go to catch the Americans in this regard. He writes that communism has inspired activists in deeply impoverished capitalist countries, independent of any Russian or Chinese meddling, and they have adapted it to their local needs. He might have added that what the U.S. has smeared as communism in the third world is often a mild form of socialism (as in Guatemala in 1954) that cuts slightly into the profits of multinational corporations and so was overthrown by the U.S. or forced to turn to the Russians. He goes over some of the reports of U.S. atrocities in the mainstream press. In November 1965, Neil Sheehan reported several dozen hamlets completely destroyed or heavily damaged by U.S. and the ARVN (South Vietnamese army) in order to root out the supposed NLF presence in them. Sheehan reported South Vietnamese government figures that 184 civilians were killed in the five hamlets of Duchai during this attack but the figure might have been as high 600. He reported that each month about 600 to 1000 civilians were being brought to the provincial hospital, injured by American weaponry. Sheehan reported in February 1966 that U.S. napalm and bombs had destroyed 1000 peasant homes in three hamlets and a hundred civilians were killed in the village of Tamquan. The Honolulu Advertiser reported a hundred civilians killed or wounded near a Mekong Delta hamlet. Charles Mohr, reporting the case of an old woman who could no longer close her eyes and lost her arms and two of her children all because of U.S. napalm, stated "Few Americans appreciate what their nation is doing to South Vietnam with airpower." Civilians were "dying everyday in South Vietnam." Zinn quotes former Green Beret Donald Duncan as saying that he and his fellows regularly used torture against Vietnamese. He notes how in Laos the U.S. supported a right wing military coup in 1958 as the leftist Pathet Lao were about to win an election there. The U.S. would subvert in the next few years a neutralist government that allowed the Pathet Lao to be politically active. The U.S. backed military alliance SEATO insisted that the Pathet Lao were not commie stooges. This book was published in 1967. The U.S. after it destroyed the country, in 1975, placed an embargo on Vietnam that threw it into the arms of the Russians and maintained brutal conditions in the country.

$19.60

America's Splendid Little Wars: A Short History of U.S. Engagements from the Fall of Saigonto Baghdad Paperback – July 27, 2004by Peter Huchthausen.
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America's Splendid Little Wars: A Short History of U.S. Engagements from the Fall of Saigonto Baghdad Paperback – July 27, 2004 by Peter Huchthausen.

New York, NY Viking Penguin: Penguin Books, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities (the front corner tips shows a couple of faint creases right at the tip;; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; there appear to be several smudges at the upper rear panel, but they may be part of the cover design; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding shows very slight lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 258pp. Trade Paperback. "America's Splendid Little Wars: A Short History of U.S. Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad," by Peter Huchthausen, is a fascinating guide to a quarter century of American military actions. Starting with the S.S. _Mayaguez_ incident off the coast of Cambodia in 1975, Huchthausen tells the story of many missions: the failed 1980 attempt to rescue hostages in Iran, intervention in Lebanon in the 1980s, the 1983 Grenada invasion, the 1986 attack on Libya, activities in the Persian Gulf in the late 1980s, intervention in Panama in 1989, Operation Desert Shield (1990-91) and the 1991 Gulf War, the 1991 relief effort on behalf of the Kurds of northern Iraq, actions in Somalia in the early 1990s, intervention in Bosnia in the 1990s, and the 1999 Kosovo campaign. The book is full of good features: logical organization, more than a dozen clear and informative maps, several pages of black-and-white photographs, a comprehensive nine-page bibliography, and an index. Huchthausen's prose style is clear and to-the-point. A paragraph about the author notes that he is a retired U.S. Navy captain, and that he served as an analyst of the Soviet navy, a submarine expert, and a naval attache. In his introduction Huchthausen notes that the phrase "splendid little war" was used in 1898, by a U.S. ambassador, to describe the Spanish-American War (incidentally, Theodore Roosevelt's classic memoir of that war, "The Rough Riders," would make a great companion text for this book). Huchthausen notes the irony of his book's title: "The U.S. military encounters from 1975 to 1999 were neither splendid nor small." Huchthausen offers gripping descriptions of the unfolding events, both political and military, of each "little war." He gives historical backgrounds for the conflicts and also provides interesting analyses of the U.S. actions. Significant recurring themes include relations between the press and the military, the combination of assets from different branches of the U.S. military, and the use of unconventional forces such as Navy SEALs and the Army's Delta Force. We get glimpses of some fascinating personalities: U.S. Admiral William J. Crowe, Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, Somali warlord Muhammad Farah Aideed, Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, and more. In an afterword (to the 2004 edition), Huchthausen reflects on more recent U.S. wars in Afghanistan (since 2001) and Iraq (since 2003). As a general overview of this era the book is very useful, and the excellent bibliography offers interested readers plenty more places to go if he or she wants to learn more. Overall, I consider "America's Splendid Little Wars" a well-written and valuable book--in particular, essential reading for contemporary military professionals.

$8.82

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the back side of the front end paper. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of foxing at outside edges; mildest rubbing; else flawless. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$28.22

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the inside of the front cover. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; outside edges show some faint smudges; dampstain at upper corner of page block, which penetrates perhaps a sixteenth inch for a few pages; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations.
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America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations.

By Edward Friedman and Mark Selden [Editors].

New York, NY Random House: Pantheon Books, 1971. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very light use; light shelfwear; eighth-inch spot at front free endpaper; binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; just a hint of rubbing; a couple tiny, closed tears at the heel of the backstrip; price unclipped; mylar-protected. A clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 458pp. Hardback with DJ.

$16.56

I Refuse: Memories of a Vietnam War Objector.
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I Refuse: Memories of a Vietnam War Objector.

By Donald L. Simons.

Trenton, NJ Broken Rifle Press, 1992. Paperback First Ed thus, but unstated. Presumed First Ed thus, but unstated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 184pp. First Ed thus, but unstated. Trade Paperback. Many books have been written about famous and charismatic Americans who led the resistance to the Vietnam War. I REFUSE is the first to fully document the average young man's struggle for peace and justice during that troubled time. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, I REFUSE details the author's attempts to obtain recognition as a conscientious objector from the Selective Service System. After being unjustly denied conscientious objector status, the author refused to enter the military, was convicted of violating federal law, left the country and lived in exile for several years. I REFUSE is an important primary source of information on conscientious objection and draft resistance during the Vietnam era. It is not a how-to book on conscientious objection; rather, this is a compelling description of what resistance is like for the average individual who opposes forced government service. Donald Simons speaks to us on many levels--the intellectual, the emotional and the spiritual--as he walks us through the key historical events of that troubled time. I REFUSE reminds us that opposition to forced government service, military or civilian, runs deep in the American spirit. The book challenges readers--especially the young--to examine their hearts and to act on their convictions. "I REFUSE is a focused and complete text...a readable and effective story of the moral and political struggles that resulted in confrontations with family, the Selective Service and the Supreme Court."

$5.29