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Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
by John L. Plaster
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Vietnam war book I have yet read, 13 Mar 2011
An amazing read that kept me on the edge of the seat throughout. The shocking conditions in which these men operated in and the massive casualties they sustained, is a testament to their bravery and dedication to their fellow soldiers. A must read for all !!


Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-Five Months in Vietnam
Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-Five Months in Vietnam
by John Leppelman
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Vietnam war buffs, 13 Mar 2011
Fantastic read, Leppleman shares every experience from his tours in great detail. The book is very well written and keeps the reader fascinated throughout. His total lack of respect for officers and his destain for the majority of those in authority, only makes for more interesting reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Vietnam war. It is also a unique chance to witness the war from the perspective of three different outfits he served with, Airbourne, Riverboats and Rangers.


The Spartacus War
The Spartacus War
by Barry Strauss
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spatacus Who ?, 23 Feb 2011
This review is from: The Spartacus War (Paperback)
In all honesty I believe the author did a lot of research for his book, but the trouble is, there is very very little known about Spartacus. Even the ancient Romans and Greeks seemed to avoid writing much about him and his revolt. I doubt a college student could have written a decent essay with the amount of information available, and how Barry Strauss managed to fill an entire book is amazing. Get used to the three magic words he uses continually throughout the book "Let us imagine" because there is quite a bit of imagination used to fill the pages. There is far more information about the Roman leaders who were chasing the Gladiator than Spartacus himself, avoid yourself a disapointing read and skip this one!


Generation Kill
Generation Kill
by Evan Wright
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read, 23 Feb 2011
This review is from: Generation Kill (Paperback)
One of the best US army books I have had the pleasure to read. If you are looking for an honest and touching account of the US armed forces serving in a deadly war in Iraq, this is it. A highly recommended read I guarantee you will not be able to put it down.


Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
by Charles Henderson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended book, 23 Feb 2011
The high positive ratings for this book will give you some idea of what to expect from it. I found it gripping and would recommend it to anyone interested in military history and the Vietnam War. I would also recommend that if you decide to read it, that you watch online the Carlos Hathcock interview in which he elaborates on some of the sniper missions in the book. The book is shocking in its honesty when dealing with the art of killing at long range and his courage is astounding when you consider the horrific conditions and events surrounding him and his men.


Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy Seal
Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy Seal
by Gary R. Smith
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very honest account of Vietnam conflict, 23 Feb 2011
Just finished reading this book and found it a very honest and humane account of an horrific war. The author tells it in a very simplistic manner, and although he received some criticism for continually referring to his weapons as "Bad Girl" and "Sweetlips" he was simply being honest and humorous. I would recommend the book to anyone interested in military history and the Vietnam war. The conditions that special forces soldiers endured while on patrols were in modern terms unbelievable and extremely harsh, so read this book if you want a closer understanding of what conditions were really like and how the war was fought by some Navy Seals.


We Were Soldiers Once...And Young: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
We Were Soldiers Once...And Young: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
by Harold G Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended read!, 23 Feb 2011
Read this book twice, and it is without doubt one of the best written accounts of US army action in Vietnam. It takes you right into the heart of the action and holds your interest throughout. It is a credit to the men of the 7th Cavalry that they returned to the battle sight a year later to recover the remains of their four men missing in action. A great read and highly recommended.


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