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 × 0.68 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing book about an amazing battle. This book is very well written. It left me with a new appreciation for the human will and resilience. If you're interested in the Vietnam War, then this is a must read.
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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. AwardVietnam, April 2015“A book panoramic in scope yet heart-wrenchingly personal Jones, drawing extensively on interviews conducted with veterans of the battle, poignantly re-creates the miserable, subterranean hell in which the Marines fought and died. Last Stand at Khe Sahn is a tribute to those who served—and suffered—in the siege.”Military Review, February 2015“[The author] wanted to see the battle through the eyes of those young Americans who fought at Khe Sahn. The reader will quickly discover that it is the achievement of the latter goal that this book excels. Jones has done an incredible job gathering the firsthand accounts from those who served and weaving them into a seamless narrative that flows across both time and space.”Collected Miscellany, 9/19/16“Jones provides great insight into the men who fought and shed blood in the hallowed grounds surrounding Khe SanhAn excellent book.”