Blogs in January 1970

Dog Soldiers 1st January 1970

In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he’ll find action – and profit – by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go...

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The Map of Lost Memories 1st January 1970

Shanghai, 1925. Irene, a museum curator (and, unofficially, a treasure hunter) is searching for a set of legendary copper scrolls which describe the forgotten history of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilisation. Her mentor has sent her to China to enlist...

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The Speed of Light 1st January 1970

There are two main settings for this book, Barcelona and Illinois – and deals with experiences from the Vietnam War. An anonymous narrator guides us along, with Rodney Falk, a Vietnam War Veteran. They meet in the late 80s...

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Four Hours in Mai Lai 1st January 1970

Early in the morning of 16 March 1968, a company of around 120 US infantrymen, later to be described as a “normal cross-section of American youth”, entered a village on the central coastal plain of South Vietnam and killed...

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What it is like to go to War 1st January 1970

“In 1968, at the age of 22, Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than...

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