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Dragon Fire By Robert Reynolds
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A temporary truce has been agreed upon between South Vietnamese and Communist aggressor forces for Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. Similar initiatives have been tried in the past with little... More > success. During Tet 1968, the Communists initiated attacks along the entire length of the country, including direct assaults on major cities and military installations, small outposts and the American embassy, in Saigon. With pathos and humor, Dragon Fire relates the exciting tale of a U.S. Navy security force tasked with safeguarding a cargo-offloading ramp near the only bridge leading into the city of Da Nang.< Less
Dragon Fire By Robert Reynolds
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A temporary truce has been agreed upon between South Vietnamese and Communist aggressor forces for Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. Similar initiatives have been tried in the past with little... More > success. During Tet 1968, the Communists initiated attacks along the entire length of the country, including direct assaults on major cities and military installations, small outposts and the American embassy, in Saigon. With pathos and humor, Dragon Fire relates the exciting tale of a U.S. Navy security force tasked with safeguarding a cargo-offloading ramp near the only bridge leading into the city of Da Nang.< Less
The Rock Jaw Ladies Club: ( A Memoir Of The OTHER Vietnam. The sick, crazy one ! ) By E.T. Baysden, Jr.
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In 1968, the author was part of a group of US Navy advisors billeted so deep in the Mekong Delta that they could only be reached by boat. The Navy forgot about them, the Army ignored them, and there... More > was no “adult supervision” for long periods of time. The result was a madcap whirlwind of bizarre misadventures and risqué behavior from Saigon to Sydney and back, as they talked their way onto helicopters, boats, bush planes, (and even a Rickshaw at one point.) For the author and his colleagues, Vietnam could be described as “98% boredom and 2% wet underwear”. This book is about the 98%, and the insane things that happened when nobody knew – or cared – where they were!< Less
The Rock Jaw Ladies Club: A Memoir of the Other Vietnam. The Sick, Crazy One! By E.T. Baysden, Jr.
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In 1968, the author was part of a group of US Navy advisors billeted so deep in the Mekong Delta that they could only be reached by boat. The Navy forgot about them, the Army ignored them, and there... More > was no “adult supervision” for long periods of time. The result was a madcap whirlwind of bizarre misadventures and risqué behavior from Saigon to Sydney and back, as they talked their way onto helicopters, boats, bush planes, (and even a Rickshaw at one point.) For the author and his colleagues, Vietnam could be described as “98% boredom and 2% wet underwear”. This book is about the 98%, and the insane things that happened when nobody knew – or cared – where they were!< Less
Love, Lies, Laos and Ladyboys By Ian Cosgrove
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In 2006 the police decided I should take a break from driving. Come 2007 I decided to let various trains take me from Southend to Saigon. Along the way I made many friends and in the following years... More > the Far East became my second home. I am now settled in Luang Prabang, Laos PDR (People's Democratic Republic, but better known for the acronym Please Don't Rush). This book is a continually updated blog of my life, including full colour photos. This is the eleventh collection of the books that have gone to make up what is now the second edition of Love, Lies, Laos and Ladyboys. Read and enjoy!< Less
The Rock Jaw Ladies Club: ( A Memoir Of The OTHER Vietnam. The sick, crazy one ! ) By E.T. Baysden, Jr.
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In 1968, the author was part of a group of US Navy advisors billeted so deep in the Mekong Delta that they could only be reached by boat. The Navy forgot about them, the Army ignored them, and there... More > was no “adult supervision” for long periods of time. The result was a madcap whirlwind of bizarre misadventures and risqué behavior from Saigon to Sydney and back, as they talked their way onto helicopters, boats, bush planes, (and even a Rickshaw at one point.) For the author and his colleagues, Vietnam could be described as “98% boredom and 2% wet underwear”. This book is about the 98%, and the insane things that happened when nobody knew – or cared – where they were!< Less
Calling This Home By The IRC
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“Calling This Home” is a collection of oral histories of refugee individuals who have rebuilt their lives in exile in the Bay Area with the help of the International Rescue Committee.... More > From fleeing Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon in 1975 to being forced from an ancestral homeland in Bhutan in the 1990s to escaping from war-torn Iraq in 2011, the fourteen individuals profiled in this book illuminate the experience of arriving with nothing and knowing no one, of struggling to build not just a home but a community in the only place in the world that would take them in. Through their stories, we see recent history converging in the Bay Area and the tremendous contributions that refugees have made to Bay Area culture and society.< Less
Twilight of Honor By Ron Nolan
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Saigon, South Vietnam, 1963: In the waning days of the hated Diem regime, a shattering terrorist attack launches young American correspondent, Paul Brady, on a labyrinthine journey of love,... More > friendship, murder and betrayal. He is joined on his odyssey by the beautiful chanteuse, Kim; by Hanh, a mysterious and enigmatic young Vietnamese; by Shabin, the duplicitous CIA agent,and the villainous Cobra, a murderous renegade agent of the North Vietnamese intelligence agency. Caught in a growing web of deceit, Paul faces one seemingly insoluble dilemma after another as he navigates treacherous cultural crosscurrents in pursuit of the woman he loves. Illusion and truth prove nearly inseparable in this fairyland of political intrigue. A chain of devastating consequences leads to Kim's abduction. Paul faces imminent expulsion from Vietnam. The countdown begins, and time is fast running out...< Less
Torpedo Squadron Four - A Cockpit View of World War II By Gerald W. Thomas
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An historical account of World War II as seen from the cockpit of an Avenger, the US Navy's most famous torpedo bomber. Serving on the aircraft carriers USS RANGER, USS BUNKER HILL, and USS ESSEX,... More > Torpedo Four was the only squadron that fought in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters. In an air attack on Bodø, Norway, Thomas' plane was heavily damaged by AA fire. In spite of an oil leak that covered the cockpit canopy and reduced visibility to almost zero, he was able to crash-land on the carrier, saving himself and his two crewmen. In the Pacific, he participated in air attacks on Manilla, Mindoro, Luzon, Saigon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. He had just returned to the USS ESSEX after a strike on Luzon when the carrier was hit by a Kamikaze, killing 16. Thomas was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Air Medals, and 2 Presidential Citations for his combat actions in WWII.< Less
Faces on a Journey By Ho Tran
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Born amidst a tumultuous time in Vietnamese history, Ho Tran faced great challenges to hold her family together after the Fall of Saigon. With her husband thrown into a Communist re-education camp,... More > she was left to raise their three young children and support her ageing parents under the new, oppressive regime. After his release, they undertook a great risk to flee the country in order to afford their children an opportunity at a real future. Despite having to start anew, she forged ahead to eventually become the CEO of a non-profit organization championing public health in minority communities. This is Ho Tran’s enduring story of perseverance and resilience. In the face of the deepest personal loss, she maintained an optimistic view and devoted her life to help those in need. Her story is one of personal strength and, perhaps most appropriately, one of hope.< Less