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Old 09-17-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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Book club selection No. 1 Vietnam

I was browsing through a second hand book shop when I came across a book about the Vietnam war called 'A Bright Shining Lie'by Neil Sheehan which won the Pulitzer prize for non fiction.

A monster of a book coming in at 800 odd pages, it is the story of the Vietnam war from the late 1950's to the early 1970's told through the protagonist John Vann, a deeply gifted and flawed individual.

It is a superb book, if you want to know what happened in the Vietnam war and why, this is the book.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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And if one wants to know what it was like to BE in the Vietnam War, the book "Matterhorn" is pretty amazing. It's a novel but the author based the book on his own experiences.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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And if one wants to know what it was like to BE in the Vietnam War, .
Been there, done it....but the t-shirt wore out a long time ago!
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Been there, done it....but the t-shirt wore out a long time ago!
At 19 I was PO'd that I had just missed it; in boot camp during the evacuation. At 56 I'm a little bit less stupid and realize how lucky I am.
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