Blogs in May 2020

Tunnels of Cu Chi 18th May 2020

At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to...

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A Rumor of War 17th May 2020

“A singular and marvelous work.” — The New York Times “Compelling . . . A thoroughly honest view of what the experience of Vietnam meant to a young college graduate, a ‘gung-ho’ lieutenant in the marine corps who enlisted...

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We Were Soldiers Once…and Young 17th May 2020

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Going After Cacciato 17th May 2020

Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciatocaptures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier...

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Dispatches 17th May 2020

Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching...

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