The Soldiers' Story

The Soldiers' Story

Vietnam in Their Own Words

Book - 1999
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In May 1966, 31-year-old Ron Steinman found himself Saigon bureau Chief for NBC News. Steinman left Vietnam two and a half years later. But the experience never left him. He reported in Saigon during the Tet Offensive and the siege of Khe Sanh, and was based in Hong Kong as Saigon fell in 1975.
Publisher: New York : TV Books, c1999
ISBN: 9781575001029
1575001020
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 STE
Characteristics: 367 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm

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ianhakes
Sep 02, 2016

Thoughtful and action-oriented oral histories of some of Vietnam's largest conflicts within the war. Ia Drang, Khe San, Hue and the Tet Offensive of '68, the Air War, the often overlooked naval battles (mostly in the Mekong), and the fall of Saigon.

However, this book desperately needs to be edited again. Some of the stories appear to have been copied verbatim from the documentary, making the soldiers' dialogue rambling and meaningless in places. And there are multiple copy errors, including the final WORD of the book, and TWO errors in the pull quote blurbs on the back page.

A great book, but with a few minor flaws. Worth a read if you're at all interested in this "police action" in South East Asia.

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