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Here is an oral history of the Vietnam War by thirty three American soldiers who fought it A 1983 American Book Award nominee....

Title : Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War (Presidio War Classic. Vietnam)
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ISBN : 0345322797
Format Type : Massmarketpaperback
Language : English
Publisher : Ballantine Books Reissue edition March 12, 1985
Number of Pages : 256 pages
File Size : 978 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War (Presidio War Classic. Vietnam) Reviews

  • Edward C. Nielsen, famous author
    2019-01-25 16:10

    "Everything We Had" is an oral history of the Vietnam War as told by 33 individual participants. I'd bet that, if you happened to know any of these individuals, you could tell exactly who they were--the book is written exactly as spoken. In other words, the Kings English gives way to euphemisms and questionable grammar, all for the sake of authenticity. The length of the stories runs from less than a page to 8-10 pages, and they all get right to the point. These guys and gals (several female warriors are included) had varying views on their service and experiences. Some questioned leadership and the necessity of being in Vietnam at all. But all gave everything they had. I'm not sure how the author selected these people, but he's done us a great service. If the Vietnam War is of interest to you, "Everything We Had" is definitely worth a look.

  • QUOKKA_54
    2019-02-05 16:32

    A bunch of pretty good stories from Vietnam vets about their war experiences. Most notable chapter and the one I found most interesting, was the one by the Navy seal named Mike Beamon, who describes his experience during the "Phoenix program". The chapters are interesting and very personal, written from many points of view (33 in all) from Navy sailors to pilots to Marine grunts, a good over-all impression of the war from many souls..

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-01 15:16

    This is a compilation of first person accounts (American nurses, pilots, grunts...) of experiences during the Vietnam War. Re-reading this book after 35 years still makes a substantial impression. One should get a better idea the scale of traumatic and lasting effect of the war on Vietnam Veterans. The writing is sometimes graphic. Worse is the underlying conclusion that politicians and no clear objective hobbled Americans on the ground during this war.

  • Robert Hoehn
    2019-01-31 23:27

    Feel this was a much better book then "If I die in a combat zone". This has the real feel of the war as experienced by ground pounders, without the author's self inspection. Best book he wrote. Not an enjoyable per say but riveting and hard to put down.

  • Laxer
    2019-01-31 20:27

    History-pass it pn

  • NRoss
    2019-01-22 21:30

    Have had this book since it was first published. Excellent, realistic and varied viewpoints on Vet's experiences in VietNam.

  • caddguy
    2019-01-30 19:15

    I'm reading it now. So far, so good.

  • Rob Shirk
    2019-01-27 20:31

    This is the authoritative gold standard for Vietnamese war history.