Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam

Paperback | April 14, 2015

byGregg Jones

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Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.

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Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of t...

Gregg Jones, journalist and Pulitzer Prize-finalist, is the author of the highly acclaimed Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream. For thirty years he has been a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter, writing for the Los Angeles Times and other US and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780306823725

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Praise for Last Stand at Khe Sanh"A powerful and moving reminder of incomparable courage and extreme heroism."—Alex Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter“The story about a long-abandoned fire base where too many died, which makes it a story worth remembering.”—Kirkus Reviews"The long siege at Khe Sanh was one of the true horrors of the Vietnam War, and Gregg Jones gives it to us in all of its bloody, often hopeless, and heroic detail."—S.C. Gwynne, author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell“Jones fuses the panoramic with the visceral boots-on-the-ground view, creating an unparalleled and highly readable narrative of Khe Sanh.”—Patrick K. O'Donnell, bestselling author of Dog Company“Brings to life one of the greatest battles in modern American military history. Vivid detail and powerful writing.”—Jonathan Eig, bestselling author of Luckiest Man"[An] engrossing book"—Dallas Morning News"Jones spins his tale so deftly and effectively that he draws you immediately into the battle.... A classic!"—LeatherneckWinner of the Marine Corps Heritage Center's General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award