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Books Relating to the Vietnam War

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808 . Collingwood, Charles. The Defector .
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , map drawings , 313 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Contemporary novel of a journalist's involvement in the Vietnam War. Slight spine slant. A few edge wrinkles and short closed tears to jacket.  

Book #808
$9.00    order or inquire Vietnamese Combat Journalism Newsmen Newspapers Hanoi Communism Military Adventure

14 . Coonts, Stephen. Flight of the Intruder .
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1986); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , 329 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Excellent novel of naval aviators in Vietnam. Lower fore corners have slight rubbing, small dent on top edge front board.   

Book #14
$12.00    order or inquire Modern Fiction Firsts vietnam war naval aviation Fighter Pilots combat First Editions Military Fiction

2223 . Dudman, Richard. Forty Days with the Enemy .
New York: Liveright, 1971; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , [x], 182 pages. Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist Dudman and three others were captured by Cambodian guerrillas during the Vietnam War. His account tells what it was like to see that war from the other side as they were shuttled from hut to hut by their captors, avoiding American bombers, helicopter gunships, and approaching ground troops. Brown cloth over boards with black spine lettering, tan endpapers. Some faint foxing to text block edges. Jacket has a few minor edge wrinkles and light rubs. Crisp copy, no prior ownership marks.  

Book #2223
$19.00    order or inquire VIETNAM WAR Cambodia Guerilla tactics Journalism Reporters Combat Capture Communism Prisoners

3476 . Ellender, Allen J. A Report of United States Foreign Policy and Operations, 1961: USSR, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia... .
Washington: U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1962; First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , viii, 342 pp.. Condition: Good.
     Senator from Louisiana gives a detailed report on a visit to the Soviet Union, the Far East, and Southeast Asia in 1961. Ellender visited factories, farms, hydroelectric plants, housing projects, and various other facilities. He concludes his report with recommendations on the U.S. conduct of the Cold War in light of what he observed. Includes much statistical information. A good background reference on the Vietnam War. Green printed wraps. Some fading around edges of covers and along spine. Some pages have corner creases. Binding sound.  

Book #3476
$19.00    order or inquire VIETNAM WAR Cold War Soviet Union Southeast Asia Laos Cambodia Communism Thailand

6032 . Hammond, William M. (David F. Trask, Series Editor). Public Affairs: The Military and the Media, 1962-1968 (United States Army in Vietnam Series) .
Washington: Center of Military History, 1988; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , B&w photographs, maps , xvi, 413 pages. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Seeks to clarify some of the controversies that developed between the press and the military as the Vietnam war carried on--the first major U.S. war fought without some form of field press censorship. Bound in brown cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering and gilt stamped seal on upper board. Small bumps to lower fore corners, shallow wrinkles to cloth at spine ends. Jacket has some sun fading to spine, a bit of edge wrinkling, and a few small tears.  

Book #6032
$15.00    order or inquire Vietnam War Newspapers Journalism Television Images Public Opinion nightly news Combat Photographs Journalism

2551 . Hoadley, J. Stephen. Soldiers and Politics in Southeast Asia: Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Perspective .
Cambridge: Schenkman Publishing Company, 1975; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Data tables , xii, 307 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Analysis of whether military or civilian-led governments are better suited to fostering political and economic development. Uses case studies of the military predominance in Thailand, Burma, South Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Black cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Single prior ownership stamp from the Political Science Dept. at the U.S. Naval Academy on front free endpaper, but no library marks. Minor browning to text block edges. Jacket has some surface scratches and minor rubbed wrinkles at extremities.  

Book #2551
$35.00    order or inquire VIETNAM WAR Communism Insurgency Counter-insurgency Civilian Politics Government Burma Cambodia

10290 . Hovis, Bobbi. Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964 (Signed) .
Click for larger imageAnnapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1991); First printing. Octavo, Quarter cloth , black and white photographs , xvi, 167 pages. Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Hovis on recto of half title page. Bobbi Hovis arrived in Saigon in 1963 with four other nurses to convert a dilapidated apartment building into the first U.S. Navy Station hospital. Many interesting first hand observations. Some minor edge fading to cloth. Jacket shows minor rubs.  

Book #10290
$25.00    order or inquire Vietnam War Signed By Author Inscribed Nurses Nursing US Navy Asia Station hospital

4801 . Moeser, Robert D. (photographer). U.S. Navy: Vietnam .
Click for larger imageAnnapolis: United States Naval Institute, (1969); First printing. Square quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographs , [viii], 248 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The Navy's far-reaching involvement in the Vietnam War, seen through the gritty images of this veteran Navy photographer. A powerful photo-documentary piece. Bound in patterned gray paper over boards backed in black cloth, black endpapers, spine titled in gilt. Jacket shows a bit of foxing along joint folds.  

Book #4801
$50.00    order or inquire Vietnam Soldiers Navy U.S. Navy Naval battles Riverine warfare Asia Communism Combat

6275 . Sivaram, M. The Vietnam War: Why? .
Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Co. Publishers, (1966); First printing. Duodecimo, Wrappers , Endpaper maps , 175 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     An Indian journalist describes the rise of North Vietnam's Ho Chih Minh, and sketches a brief history of Vietnam. He then goes on to deal with questions such as why the U.S. was fighting, why this war was different, why the French lost, why continue, etc. Glossy illustrated covers, light edge rubs.  

Book #6275
$9.00    order or inquire Vietnam War Ho Chih Minh Southeast Asia Communism Laos Cambodia Political

5899 . Turner, Robert F. Vietnamese Communism, Its Origins and Development (Hoover Institution Publications 143) .
Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, (1975); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Map drawings, tables, diagrams , xxx, 517 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Draws heavily on the writings of Party leaders such as Ho Chi Minh, Le Duan, Truong Chinh, and Vo Nguyen Giap to trace the first 40 years of Vietnamese Communism. Pulls together an enormous amount of documentation, most of which was previously not available in English. Bound in green cloth over boards with silver foil stamped spine and upper board lettering. Jacket has a few shallow edge wrinkles, and a small, light brown stain near heel of spine.  

Book #5899
$25.00    order or inquire Communism Asia Vietnam War Ho Chi Minh Vo Nguyen Giap Indochina Communist Party Le Duan Truong Chinh

10831 . Uhlig, Frank, Jr. (editor). Vietnam: The Naval Story .
Click for larger imageAnnapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1986). Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , viii, 515 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Fifteen eyewitness commentaries on U.S. naval operations in Vietnam form the core of this collection of essays and are the first serious attempts to describe the naval side of the Vietnam War. Covers both the combatant and logistical aspects of the naval war. Bound in green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine, green endpapers.  

Book #10831
$25.00    order or inquire Vietnam War Naval History Naval Warfare swift boats riverine warfare U.S. Marine Corps US Navy Coast Guard eyewitness accounts

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