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Vietnam Diary (1963)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American
Publication Date 1963
Format Hardcover (9.2 x 9.2 mm)
Publisher Holt Rinehart Winston
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
The first definitive eyewitness account of the combat in Vietnam, this unforgettable, vividly illustrated report records the story of the 14,000 Americans fighting in a new kind of war. Written by one of the most knowledgeable and experienced of America's war correspondents,Vietnam Diary shows how we developed new techniques for resisting wily guerrilla forces.

Roaming the whole of war-torn Vietnam, Tregaskis takes his readers on the tense U.S. missions—with the Marine helicopters and the Army HU1B's (Hueys); with the ground pounders on the embattled Delta area, the fiercest battlefield of Vietnam; then to the Special Forces, men chosen for the job of training Montagnard troops to resist Communists in the high jungles.

Mr. Tregaskis tells the stirring human story of American fighting men deeply committed to their jobs—the Captain who says: "You have to feel that it's a personal problem—that if they go under, we go under;" the wounded American advisor who deserted the hospital to rejoin his unit; the father of five killed on his first mission the day before Christmas; the advisor who wouldn't take leave because he loved his wife and feared he would go astray in Saigon. And the dramatic battle reports cover the massive efforts of the Vietnamese troops to whom the Americans are leaders and advisors.

An authority on the wars against communism is Asia, Tregaskis has reported extensively on the Chinese Civil War, Korea, the Guerrilla wars in Indochina, Malaya, and Indonesia. He was the winner of the George Polk Award in 1964 for reporting under hazardous conditions.
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Purchase Price $9.80
Acquire Date 12/5/2008
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Product Details
LoC Classification DS557.A6T7
Dewey 959.7
ISBN 9780595002481
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $5.95
No. of Pages 401
First Edition Yes
Rare No
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Author: Tregaskis, Richard
Title: Vietnam Diary
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Book Description: 401 pp, illustrated, bound in green cloth. Boards are slightly toned at the edges and there is some wear at the spine ends. Binding is tight and square, text is unmarked. In a clean but edgeworn dust jacket with some small chips and tears.

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