Huế 1968

Huế 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Book - 2017
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Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780802127006 hardcover
0802127002 hardcover
electronic book
Branch Call Number: 959.704342 BOW
Characteristics: 610 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

The margin between life and the hereafter was tissue thin.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

They could never let up, and forgetting that could be fatal.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

Fighting the VC and the NVA had been like trying to swat a gnat with a sledgehammer.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

Marines do not hesitate in combat.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

Real victory could come only from the people.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

The great hope of the Tet Offensive was that its very size and daring would trigger a surge of nationalism that would transcend barriers of ideology, class, and faith.

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SEBoiko
Aug 05, 2017

The idea was for the offensive to be seen as a popular uprising.

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Aug 05, 2017

The Viet Cong were not the idealistic warriors of American antiwar propaganda; they were vicious.

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Aug 05, 2017

For all of these there would be a reckoning.

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Aug 14, 2017

The Tet offensive I remember but I don't remember the horrible fight that we had on our hands there. Most of us don't know much about it because General Westmorland lied to the American people about what happened there. This book details the surprise attack and the takeover of Hue and the terribly costly fight to drive the VC out of the city. It's a fascinating read and a real eye opener. My hat goes off to all of the American soldiers that fought, were wounded and died there. Their courage against terrible odds is humbling for those of us who did not serve. Your story has now been told. Every American who wants to understand more about the Vietnam war and it's terrible costs should read this one!

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memoral
Jul 29, 2017

As good as "Black Hawk Down." A truly bloody battle that marked the beginning of the end of the American public's support for the Vietnam war. Stories from combatants of both sides add to the intensity of this work.

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