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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

Memoirs; History; Vietnam War; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet... [more]

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden

History; Asian history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Vietnam War

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Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the... [more]

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Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments

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Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments

Gordon L. Rottman

History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Vietnam War; Weapons & equipment

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An illustrated guide to everything that Vietnam-era American GIs and their allies carried into battle. Will appeal to historians,... [more]

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

Helen Parr

History; British & Irish history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Regiments

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Our Boys brings to life the human experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands, and examines the long aftermath... [more]

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Operation Babylift: The incredible story of the inspiring Australian women who rescued hundreds of orphans at the end of the Vietnam War

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Operation Babylift: The incredible story of the inspiring Australian women...

Ian W. Shaw

History; Social & cultural history; Vietnam War; Child welfare

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The dramatic and heart-warming story of the last-minute evacuation of hundreds of orphaned babies from South Vietnam in the... [more]

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins,...

Annie Jacobsen

History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Political leaders & leadership; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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The definitive, character-driven history of CIA covert operations and U.S. government-sponsored assassinations, from the author... [more]

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War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm

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War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm

Lalage Snow

Memoirs; Peace studies & conflict resolution; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Gardening; Gardens (descriptions, history etc)

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A journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war [more]

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Blaine Harden

Autobiography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Korean War; Espionage & secret services

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Discover the true story of the dark reign of the number one US spy-master in Korea. [more]

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Twelve Days that Made Modern Britain

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Twelve Days that Made Modern Britain

Andrew Hindmoor (Professor of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield)

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; History: specific events & topics; Afghan War

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This book offers a history of modern Britain since the late 1970s. Twelve chapters take as their starting-point one particularly... [more]

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Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

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Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Max Hastings

History; Asian history; History of the Americas; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Vietnam War

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `His masterpiece' Antony Beevor, Spectator `A masterful performance' Sunday... [more]

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Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history

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Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history

Mark Dapin

History; Asian history; Australasian & Pacific history; Vietnam War

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When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception.... [more]

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

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Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers,...

Matthew Sweet

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War; Vietnam War

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Operation Chaos tells the real life thrilling story of a group of U.S. military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during... [more]

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Elliot Ackerman

Memoirs; History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Armed conflict

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In a refugee camp in southern Turkey, Elliot Ackerman sits across the table from Abu Hassar, who fought for Al Qaeda in Iraq... [more]

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

David Nott

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Medical profession

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The gripping true story of a frontline trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones. [more]

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Honourable Exit: How a few brave Americans risked all to save their Vietnamese allies at the end of the war

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Honourable Exit: How a few brave Americans risked all to save their Vietnamese...

Thurston Clarke

History; Vietnam War

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1973. US participation in the Vietnam War ends. As troops withdraw, President Nixon pledges to assist the South in the event... [more]

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Autopsy of an Unwinnable War: Vietnam

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Autopsy of an Unwinnable War: Vietnam

William C. Haponski, Jerry Burcham

History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Vietnam War

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A compelling and informed narrative of the war in Vietnam 1945-75, seeking to answer why America lost the war in Vietnam.... [more]

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Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

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Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

Steve Coll

History; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Afghan War; Espionage & secret services; War & defence operations

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In the wake of the terrible shock of 9/11, the C.I.A. scrambled to work out how to destroy Bin Laden and his associates. Superficially... [more]

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Freedom Fighter

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Freedom Fighter

Joanna Palani

Biography; True stories; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict; Revolutionary groups & movements

Paperback

The gripping story of one woman's war against ISIS and the Syrian regime. [more]

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Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea

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Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

History; Korean War; Naval forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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Naval and air power were crucial to the United Nations' success in the Korean War, as it sought to negate the overwhelming... [more]

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Broken Arrow: How the U.S. Navy Lost a Nuclear Bomb

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Broken Arrow: How the U.S. Navy Lost a Nuclear Bomb

Jim Winchester

History; Vietnam War

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the loss of a U.S. plane with a live nuclear bomb on it during the Vietnam War in 1965, and the... [more]

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Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

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Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese...

Thurston Clarke

History; Asian history; History of the Americas; Military history; Vietnam War; International relations

Hardback

A groundbreaking revisionist history of the last days of the Vietnam War that reveals the acts of American heroism that saved... [more]

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The End Game: The Final Chapter in Britain's Great Game in Afghanistan

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The End Game: The Final Chapter in Britain's Great Game in Afghanistan

Susan Loughhead

History; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Afghan War

Paperback

A poignant exploration of the British role in Afghanistan from the close of the Second World War to the present. [more]

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Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness

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Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness...

Kenneth M. Pollack

History; Middle Eastern history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; International relations; Warfare & defence

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Armies of Sand asks, 'why have Arab militaries fought so poorly in the modern era?' It examines the performance of over two-dozen... [more]

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Vietnam War

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Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the... [more]

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Sabres over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea

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Sabres over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea...

Kenneth P. Werrell

History; Military history; Korean War

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Tells the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military... [more]

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