"Thoughtful and richly detailed, this outstanding account of the early phase of the War in Vietnam takes us into the forbidding Mekong River Delta with the men of Charlie Company, to witness their harrowing firefights and their fleeting victories, to appreciate the singular combat experience haunting their dreams and those of their country."
--Hugh Ambrose, Author of "The Pacific "
"A powerful account of conflict, Andy Wiest's The Boys of '67 provides what is all-too-rare, a 'face of battle' account that is at once scholarly and well-written, perceptive and engaging."
--Jeremy Black, author of "War since 1945"
"The Boys of 67 is an exceptionally well researched and well told story of an exceptional US Army infantry company in Vietnam. Charlie Company trained together, fought together, and bled together. Andrew Wiest sheds light and understanding on the human and psychological dimension of war and the aftermath of war. It is a story of courage, comradeship, tribulation, suffering, and perseverance."
--Brigadier General H. R. McMaster, author of "Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam"
"The Boys of'67 folllows a single infantry company in a single year of the Vietnam War . It ia a story of men who routinely put their lives into each others' hands. It is a story of fear and heroism; of waste, confusion, boredom--and their impact on those who return home. Wiest's empathy and perception make the book as emotioally compelling as it is intellectually penetrating, impossible to read with a detached mind or dry eyes."
--Dennis Showalter, author of "Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare"
"This is a story of men at war in the tradition of "A Band of Brothers." It is a remarkable book written by a master story teller and meticulous historian. Professor Wiest very effectively demonstrates in extremely personal terms the impact ofh
About the Author
Andrew Wiest, Ph.D. is Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. Also the founding director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Wiest was born in Chicago, but raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After attending the University of Southern Mississippi for his undergraduate and Master's degrees, Dr. Wiest went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program. Dr. Wiest has published 14 books on various topics in the field of Military History, including "Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN "(New York University Press), which won the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award; "America and the Vietnam War" (Routledge Press); "Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land "(Osprey Press); and "Passchendaele and the Royal Navy" (Greenwood Press). Additionally Dr. Wiest has appeared in and consulted on several historical documentaries for the History Channel, Granada Television, PBS, the BBC, and for Lucasfilm. Dr. Wiest lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Jill and their three children Abigail, Luke and Wyatt.