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Old 21-12-2017, 06:37:25   #1194
jsorense
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the '60s.
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden (2017)
Well I really like this author’s earlier work, Black Hawk Down (BHD). This one not as much. It is just as rich in combat imagery and emotion but, I think, it lacked some of the raw immediacy. This probably has to do with the relative timing of the two battles and the writing of the books. Still, I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the American experience in Vietnam War. It would make a great companion piece with the PBS special on the War. Sort of illustrates all of the idealism and folly of the whole tragic period.
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