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A Very Short War: The Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) Paperback – 30 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (30 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603441964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603441964
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,631,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"... a brilliant and exceptionally clear tactical study that offers a point of departure for broader reflections on the nature of contingency and uncertainty in all military operations." - Foreign Affairs "This is an exceptional book... [Guilmartin's] work transcends the events themselves, illustrating numerous aspects of men in war. His insights and observations are compelling." - Journal of Military History "... written with the flair and excitement of an adventure novel. Even those who know the outcome and the lessons of the Mayaguez incident will find this book hard to put down until finished." - Proceedings"

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JOHN F. GUILMARTIN JR., professor of history at the Ohio State University, flew 119 combat missions over Southeast Asia as an Air Force helicopter pilot.

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