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

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

byGregg Jones

Paperback | April 14, 2015

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Last Stand at Khe Sanhis 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.
Gregg Jones, journalist and Pulitzer Prize-finalist, is the author of the highly acclaimedHonor 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 theLos Angeles Timesand other US and Bri...
Title:Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in VietnamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306823721

ISBN - 13:9780306823725

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Account This book gives a good account of what the Marines went through during the siege at Khe Sahn, during the Vietnam War. It is the story of personal sacrifice and enduring suffering that the marines had to live every day. While it is a good book, it could have been great, he does state in the opening that it is strictly an account of the marines here. had the author given a full account and had the North Vietnamese side of the battle mixed in, it would have been a great book. All in all a good read though.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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.
Date published: 2016-06-24

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"A paean to the Vietnam-era Marine Corps...Jones's gripping description of the vicious combat around Khe Sanh reminds Americans of what they require of their soldiers-men, women, straight, gay, transgender, et al.-in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, (and soon Korea?). Thus, it merits careful reading and serious reflection."-Michigan War Studies Review