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Gitlin, Marty

Summary: This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Vietnam War. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Vietnam War had on US history and the country's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 959.704 GIT

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RES

Drury, Bob.

Summary: A moment-by-moment account of the heroic operation by U.S. Marines to rescue thousands of American troops and allies in the final twenty-four hours of the Vietnam War focuses on the stories of eleven young Marines who were the last to leave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.704 DRU

Nicholson, Thom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 959.7043 Nicho

Sweet, Matthew

Summary: "Stockholm, 1968. A thousand American deserters and draft-resisters are arriving to escape the war in Vietnam. They're young, they're radical, and they want to start a revolution. Some of them even want to take the fight to America. The Swedes treat them like pop stars--but the CIA is determined to stop all that. It's a job for the deep-cover men of Operation Chaos and their allies--agents who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 SWE

Summary: Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS HAI

Summary: Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2004

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BOR

Summary: After serving as a combat infantryman with the 4th Division in Vietnam, forty-seven years later, Keenan returns to Vietnam on a mission. First to meet, speak and make peace with his former enemy, members of the North Vietnamese Army. Second, to return to the scene of a horrific battle, Hill 1338, near Dakto in the Central Highlands and climb it once again. Keenan will share his personal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: TADL 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RET

Summary: In First blood, an ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam is searching for peace, but finds instead an overzealous, small town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2008

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Pyle, Richard.

Summary: Relates the circumstances behind the deaths of four combat photographers in 1971 when their helicopter was shot down over Laos, and the efforts to locate the crash site and the photographers' remains twenty-seven years later.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7043 PYL

Seahorn, Janet J.

Summary: The author writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Dauntless Black Lions of the 1st Infantry Division. His spouse and co-author describes her perspective as a wife and mother who has lived the past thirty years with a veteran who suffers from the physical, and more specifically, the mental scars of combat. You will become familiar with how PTSD...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Team Pursuits 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8521 SEA

Keenan, Sheila.

Summary: Three fictional stories, told in graphic novel format, about soldiers in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War who were aided by combat dogs. Based on true stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 KEE

Stanton, Doug

Summary: A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their sixty-day fight for survival during the 1968 Tet Offensive, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 STA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 STA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 STA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 STA

Summary: "Combat at Close Quarters presents the work of five renowned historians who describe and interpret the U.S. Navy's major combat operations in Southeast Asia, including the Rolling Thunder and Linebacker strikes against North Vietnam, the river war in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta, and the intelligence campaign. Over 200 images drawn from Navy archives and private collections, detailed maps, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Naval Institute Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 MAR

Jones, Howard

Summary: "In this raw, searing new narrative account, Howard Jones reopens the case of My Lai by examining individual accounts of both victims and soldiers through extensive archival and original research. Jones evokes the horror of the event itself, the attempt to suppress it, as well as the response to Calley's sentence and the seemingly unanswerable question of whether he had merely been following...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 JON

Summary: They were crack troops skilled in the techniques of unconditional warfare, the soldiers of the Special Forces-- and the focus of Hollywood's first feature film about the Vietnam War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Carlock, Chuck

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Summit Pub. Group 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7043 CAR

Atwood, Kathryn J.

Summary: One of just a handful of women reporting on the Vietnam War, Kate Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops and presumed dead--until she emerged from the jungle waving a piece of white parachute material after 23 days in captivity. Le Ly Hayslip enjoyed a peaceful early childhood in a Vietnamese farming village before war changed her life forever. Brutalized by all sides, she escaped to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 ATW

Murray, Stuart

Summary: Traces the history of the Asian war that killed over 58,000 Americans, discussing the causes and effects, leaders, major battles, guerrilla warfare, aerial bombing, weaponry, peace negotiations, and lessons learned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 959.7 MUR

Summary: The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [publisher not identified] 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SIX

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Summary: Cimino's epic film about friendship chronicles the lives of three steelworkers and their friends, whose lives are irrevocably changed by a tour of duty in Vietnam. The film is renowned for the Russian roulette scenes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DEE

Castle, Timothy N. (Timothy Neil)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7043 CAS

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Vietnam War (1957-1975) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 959.7 FIR

Watson, James

Summary: A firsthand account as Watson unfailingly guided his men--without ever losing one--through three Vietnam tours as Chief of SEAL Team Two's sixth platoon and commanded teams of amphibious fighters as they carried out intricate ambushes, disrupted vital enemy supply routes, interrogated prisoners, trained guerrillas, designed and enacted daring parakeet operations, and liberated POW camps.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7043 WAT