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by Keith William Nolan

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Author: Keith William Nolan
ISBN: 0739403303
ISBN13: 978-0739403303
Language: English
Publisher: Presidio Pr; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1987)
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Keith Nolan has written many fine books providing excellent and factual information on various battles and places we fought during the Vietnam War. This book covers a period of time in Summer 1969 when our country and armed forces had been beaten down and insulted by th. .

Keith Nolan has written many fine books providing excellent and factual information on various battles and places we fought during the Vietnam War. This book covers a period of time in Summer 1969 when our country and armed forces had been beaten down and insulted by the media, their government and the people. After many years of constant combat in a very tough climate fighting well equipped and trained enemy, many units, especially the Army Americal Division lacked the leadership, training, skills, and attitude to succeed.

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Author of the well received Battle for Hue and Into Laos Intense and spellbounding book covering a dramatic fight for their lives of Army and Marine Corps units

Author of the well received Battle for Hue and Into Laos. Nolan once again captures the stark reality of combat in Vietnam. He tells the story of the 7th Marine Regiment and the 196th Brigade of the Army's 'Americal' Division as they engaged the 2d Division of the North Vietnamese Army in the mountains and valleys southwest of Nang. This was the first major engagement after the announcement of the . Intense and spellbounding book covering a dramatic fight for their lives of Army and Marine Corps units. Marine Corps Vietnam vets will think it should be mandatory reading.

Keith William Nolan (May 7, 1964 – February 19, 2009) was an American military historian, focusing on the various campaigns of the Vietnam War. He was born in.Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969, ISBN 0-89141-665-X. He was born in Webster Groves, Missouri; his father was a junior college history instructor who was also a Marine veteran. Nolan obtained a history degree from Webster University. Battle for Hue: Tet 1968

Army (Re., New York City Tribune Author of the well received Battle for Hue and Into Laos, Nolan once again captures the stark reality of combat in Vietnam

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Army (Re., New York City Tribune Author of the well received Battle for Hue and Into Laos, Nolan once again captures the stark reality of combat in Vietnam. He tells the story of the 7th Marine Regiment and the 196th Brigade of the Army’s ‘Americal’ Division as they engaged the 2d Division of the North Vietnamese Army in the mountains and valleys southwest of Da Nang.

About book: A good friend of mine, a Vietnam veteran who has been wrestling for some time with multiple myeloma . Nolan passed away a few years ago, and we lost a very powerful voice

About book: A good friend of mine, a Vietnam veteran who has been wrestling for some time with multiple myeloma contracted from exposure to Agent Orange, told me Nolan is the best historian on the war in his opinion. Nolan passed away a few years ago, and we lost a very powerful voice.

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Keith William Nolan (May 7, 1964 – February 19, 2009) was an American military historian, focusing on the various campaigns of the Vietnam Wa. Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969

Keith William Nolan (May 7, 1964 – February 19, 2009) was an American military historian, focusing on the various campaigns of the Vietnam War. Keith Nolan died of cancer in February 2009. Battle for Hue: Tet 1968

Author of the well received Battle for Hue and Into Laos, Nolan once again captures the stark reality of combat in Vietnam.
Comments to eBook Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969
Shliffiana
As a young 1st Lt. flying "Huey Cobras" that participated in this historical battle, I commend Mr. Nolan for his accuracy in telling this story. His ability to convey the hardships of day to day combat and the seemingly never ending battles these men of the 196th LIB and USMC had to endure is classic. It is a story that every American should be required to read... Why you ask ? As the kids at home in the "real world" were living the week long Woodstock Experience, half a world away in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, US troops were fighting for their lives in what historians called the most bloody battle of 1969. Personally, I'd like to meet Mr. Nolan and shake his hand and tell him "he got it right" !

A later comment by Spc4 Jay Curtis talked about Nolan being killed is an error. The young man killed was AP War Correspondent Oliver Noonan, see : [...]
Hono
This is William Keith Nolan's first Vietnam War book, published in 1987 when he was in his mid-twenties. Do not expect the smooth writing style that characterizes other Nolan works, such as "Ripcord" and "Into Cambodia." The prose is often choppy and the narrative disjointed, making "Death Valley" a bit of a tough read. Moreover, there are too few maps, and what maps there are do not help the reader much, as he tries to follow the deployment and movement of the various Army and Marine units involved. Nevertheless, Nolan does a fine job of chronicling events, especially when it comes to providing a grunt's eye view of the firefights and ambushes endured by elements of the hapless Americal and 1st Marine Divisions. The NVA were strongly entrenched in tree lines and along ridges, while American units continually and tragically tried to root them out of the Hiep Duc Valley under a boiling sun and in stifling humidity. It gets depressing after awhile, reading how under-strength companies, exhausted and pushed to the limits of human endurance, get cut up again and again by hardcore NVA that know at all times where the Americans are and to where they're headed. All they had to do was lie in wait for just the right moment to open fire. After Tet of '68, North Vietnamese Army tactics shifted from concentrating on ARVN units to inflicting casualties on the Americans. They were playing to the American media and public opinion. There is tremendous heroism here among the citizen-soldiers who did not evade the draft but chose to do their duty. They endured for the sake of their buddies. If there is anything uplifting in the history of the battles described, it is the camaraderie of the soldiers that fought, bled, and died there.
Celak
It is actually unfair of me to review this book, as I am in it, chapter 1.
I was interviewed by Keith William Nolan, for this book, it was his first historical review of Combat in Viet Nam. At the time this book was started he was in High School about to go to college, it was just about the best first person book I had ever read (when completed) and competed fiercely with other more well known authors, with years of writing experience behind them.
I know Nolan to be rated very highly amongst Viet Nam non fiction writers, and I am trying to read every book he wrote, and amass them, as there will be no more, he died of cancer just a few years ago. As a Viet Nam Veteran, and actually knew him, I have felt his loss greatly, and although he never served in Combat, he was taken at the same approximate age as those he wrote so intensely about.
I have been asked so many times, "Did you get a free book?" No, though better than a free book, I had the pleasure of knowing him, and being able now to share his work.
Semper Fidelis, my brother Nolan, you will be missed, and as long as there is a United States Marine Corps, you will be remembered from the work you devoted to bringing our service in Viet Nam forward.
Qutalan
I'm trying to read all of Keith's books. This is the third and as with the previous two I've not been disappointed. In the spirit of Leon Uris and James Michener his works ring of an intensity that holds you and won't allow you to put the book down. This episode of that truly a fix took place during my time in-country. I was not in any of the marine infantry battalions included here but with combat engineers, all here is singularly true.
Malakelv
Keith Nolan has written many fine books providing excellent and factual information on various battles and places we fought during the Vietnam War. This book covers a period of time in Summer 1969 when our country and armed forces had been beaten down and insulted by the media, their government and the people. After many years of constant combat in a very tough climate fighting well equipped and trained enemy, many units, especially the Army Americal Division lacked the leadership, training, skills, and attitude to succeed. There were individuals who still carried on with honor and courage but for the most part the Army units lack the will and skills to win. Some elements of the USMC likewise had troops with bad attitudes and hate caused by the events following the death of Martin Luther King that ripped our country apart. Fortunately the USMC leadership still prevailed for the most part, although it was apparent they had some personality clashes at leadership levels, which I myself experienced during my 25 years service. As one officer described in the book - if your reporting senior doesn't like you there is nothing you can do that will be right. And leading troops in battle in the Arizona Territory of Vietnam is not a place to have petty disagreements.
Overall, the book is written with historical objectives and not to be a novel. It tells the truth and should be required reading for all in government who make decisions regarding sending our troops into battle, especially those in the White House and Defense Department. Who continue to make the same mistakes over and over.
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