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Old 21-12-2017, 06:37:25   #1194
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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.
"I wonder what became of all the Rockers and the Mods.
I hope they are making it and they've all got stead jobs,
Oh but rock and roll still lives on,
Yeah, rock and roll still lives on. "
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