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  • emHue 1968em
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    Hue 1968

    Mark Bowden talked about his book, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.…

  • emBeyond Combatem
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    Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. C-SPAN’s…

  • emThe Boys of 67em
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    The Boys of '67

    Andrew Wiest talked about his book, The Boys of '67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, about the experiences of the men of the U.S. Army’s “Charlie Company” during the Vietnam War. In his book, he looks at…

  • emEnduring Vietnamem
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    Enduring Vietnam

    James Wright talked about the experiences of those who fought in Vietnam and the impact of the war on the United States. Mr. Wright, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s,…

  • emFear Was My Only Weaponem
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    Fear Was My Only Weapon

    Dennis Papp talked about his book Fear Was My Only Weapon: Can a personnel clerk maintain his sanity and survive Vietnam when he’s forbidden to have any bullets for his M16?, in which he recounts the time he…

  • emThe Life We Were Givenem
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    The Life We Were Given

    Dana Sachs talked about her book, The Life We Were Givern: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of the War in Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, there were over 800,000…

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses emNothing Ever Diesem and emThe Sympathizerem
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    Nothing Ever Dies and The Sympathizer

    Viet than Nguyen talked about his two books Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and The Sympathizer: A Novel. He spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival, held at the Central…

  • emLast Stand at Khe Sanhem
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    Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    Gregg Jones talked about his book Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam, in which he explores the U.S. Marines' battle at Khe Sanh, Vietnam. On January 21, 1968, 6,000 U.S. troops…

  • Howard Means Discusses em67 Shotsem
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    67 Shots

    Howard Means talked about his book 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, in which he recalls the National Guard’s shooting of students at Kent State University on May 4,…

  • emA Sense of Dutyem
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    A Sense of Duty

    Only a couple of days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Quang Pham, his mother, and siblings were driven out of Saigon on a motor scooter by their father, a South Vietnamese pilot…

  • Interview on emFatal Politicsem
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    Interview on Fatal Politics

    Ken Hughes talked about his book, Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book…

  • Robert Doubek on emCreating the Vietnam Veterans Memorialem
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    Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Robert Doubek talked about his book Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story, in which he provides an inside account of the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The…

  • Frank McAdams on emVietnam Rough Ridersem
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    Vietnam Rough Riders

    Professor Frank McAdams talked about his book Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander’s Memoir, a memoir of the Vietnam War. This interview, recorded at the University of Southern California, is…

  • John Riordan on emThey Are All My Familyem
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    They Are All My Family

    John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days of the…

  • Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War
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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Authors Robert Timberg, Robert Tecklenburg, and D.S. Lliteras participated in a panel discussion on the Vietnam War. Robert Timberg is the author of Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir. Robert…

  • Life and Career of Colonel Richard Hallock
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    Life and Career of Colonel Richard Hallock

    Dan Crosswell talked about the life and career of Colonel Richard R. Hallock. Mr. Crosswell said that Colonel Hallock played an integral role in transitioning the U.S. Army from using the M-14 to the M-16 as the…

  • emBoundariesem
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    Ms. Lin talked about her book Boundaries, published by Simon and Schuster. The book explains her architectural philosophy and reflects on several monuments she has created including the Vietnam War…

  • emBuddhas Child My Fight to Save Vietnamem
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    Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam

    Mr. Ky talked about his memoir, Buddha’s Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam, published by St. Martin’s Press. He also spoke about meeting President Nixon, his experiences as a leader in Vietnam, and his…

  • Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War
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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam War. Panelists included Frank Jones, author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy, Ira Hunt, Jr., author of Losing Vietnam,…

  • emWomen in Vietnam  An Oral Historyem
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    Women in Vietnam: An Oral History

    Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV Books. The book tells the story of 16 women who served as nurses, USO performers, and soldiers in the…

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