Goodnight Saigon

Goodnight Saigon

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Penguin Putnam
Charles Henderson, Marine Corps veteran and author, chronicles the final days of America's involvement in Vietnam through the voices of those who were there-and those who would never be heard again.

On January 17, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords concluded America's involvement in Vietnam, supposedly ending decades of bloodshed. What took place, however, was far from peaceful-as the combined forces of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong launched an all-out offensive to end the war with complete victory over the beleaguered south.

Here, culled from extensive interviews and research, are harrowing, never-before revealed accounts from people of every level and involvement in the Vietnam War-NVA and Viet Cong soldiers, U.S. embassy personnel, guerilla commanders, civilians, generals, double-agents, and leaders from both sides, including former president Gerald Ford and North Vietnamese military commander General Tran Van Tra.

From the impending invasion from the north, to the gut-wrenching hours before the fall of Saigon when a brave pilot defied orders and rescued the last five Marines from the roof of the U.S. embassy, this is the Vietnam War as it was: raw, brutal, tragic-and haunting to this very day.

Baker & Taylor
A Marine Corps veteran and author of Marine Sniper draws on extensive interviews and research to provide a firsthand view of the final days of American involvement in Vietnam, from the Paris Peace Accords to the last hours before the fall of Saigon and the rescue of the last five Marines from the roof of the U.S. embassy.

Blackwell North Amer
On January 17, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were concluded with the hope of bringing an end to decades of bloodshed in Vietnam, and an end to years of American intervention. What took place, however, was far from peaceful - as the combined forces of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong launched an all-out offensive to end the war with complete victory over the beleaguered south.
Here, culled from extensive interviews and research, is the story of the end of the war as told from both sides of the conflict. Included are never-before revealed accounts from people of every level and involvement in the Vietnam War: NVA and Viet Cong soldiers, U.S. embassy personnel, guerilla commanders, civilians, generals, double-agents - and leaders from both sides including former president Gerald Ford and North Vietnamese military commander General Tran Van Tra.
From the first hints of the impending invasion from the north, to the gut-wrenching hours before the fall of Saigon, when a brave pilot defied his orders to return to base and rescue the last five Marines from the rooftop of the U.S. embassy, this is the Vietnam War as it was - raw, brutal, and tragic.

Baker
& Taylor

A Marine Corps veteran draws on extensive interviews and research to provide a firsthand view of the final days of American involvement in Vietnam, from the Paris Peace Accords to the last hours before the fall of Saigon and the rescue of the last five Marines from the roof of the U.S. embassy.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425188460
0425188469
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 HENDE
Characteristics: xvii, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Notes: "A Berkley caliber book."

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