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[Reading] ➵ Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ➼ Mark Bowden – African-american-literature.co A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in HistoryWinner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction The first battle book from Mark Bowden since hA Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in HistoryWinner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down Hue 1968 an instantly recognizable classic of military historyChristian Science Monitorwas published to massive critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestsellerIn the early hours of January 31 1968 the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue Vietnam's intellectual and cultural capital by 10000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140000 Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops After several futile and deadly days Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city in some of the most intense urban combat since World War IIWith unprecedented access to war archives in the US and Vietnam and inter views with participants from both sides Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints Played out over twenty four days and ultimately costing 10000 lives the Battle of Hue was the bloodiest of the entire war When it ended the American debate was never again about winning only about how to leave Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in HistoryWinner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down Hue 1968 an instantly recognizable classic of military historyChristian Science Monitorwas published to massive critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestsellerIn the early hours of January 31 1968 the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue Vietnam's intellectual and cultural capital by 10000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140000 Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops After several futile and deadly days Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city in some of the most intense urban combat since World War IIWith unprecedented access to war archives in the US and Vietnam and inter views with participants from both sides Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints Played out over twenty four days and ultimately costing 10000 lives the Battle of Hue was the bloodiest of the entire war When it ended the American debate was never again about winning only about how to leave Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

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  1. PK PK says:

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    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBBalanced ObjectiveVisceral HeartbreakingA must read for anyone who would do justice to the thousands lost on both sidesRead ReflectDon't repeat


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    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBAnother well written book from Mark Bowden Authoritative and thoroughly researched Balanced perspective on this pivotal event of th


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    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBThis was an outstanding read I always like Bowden and he's at his best here


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    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBGreat writing about a very important part of history Well researched


  9. Hugh Quinn Hugh Quinn says:

    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBI never read such an in depth account of any battle fought in Vietnam As a very young child from my the comfort of my parents living room I was watching the daily battles fought on TV but this book brought home the truth an ugly truth about America’s involvement in Vietnam The amount of absolute carnage on both sides is really unimaginable and the lies told by Westmorland compounds the insult to the memories of the young men and women who fought and died in Vietnam If ever there’s a book to be read on the battle for


  10. Moss Trooper Moss Trooper says:

    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBSuperbly written with a clear narrative of a confused month long battle Bowden includes personal accounts from all levels and both the allied and communist sides He manages to blend strategic analysis noting both sides' senior leadership were pursing self deceiving scenarios but disastrously so for the US operational narrative he includes the 1st Cavalry action against the NLF NVA supply lines as well as the Marines battle in both southern and northern Hue tactical analysis and graphic personal testimony And he does this very very well Probably the only omission I could think of was the shallower depth of ARVN accounts and tactical analysis of their operations and there are probably


  11. drjonty drjonty says:

    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBI've accidentally read most of Mark Bowdens work He's a lovely read who enjoys the excitement of violent drama and is particularly adept at the multiple narrative situation Here he takes on a significant turning point in the Vietnam war The history and the meaning of the conflict are well portrayed and his sympathy for the civilians contrasts with everyone else's utter disregard However he still slips into a language of calling the VC 'the enemy' and so it is clear where his finalallegiance resides


  12. Chris Topping Chris Topping says:

    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBA very well researched book that give a detailed and very descriptive account of the battle but in a manner unlike many war books that is engaging and never dull It encompass the feelings and experiences of soldiers from both sides and details the horrors they and the civilians caught up in this endured There is an outstanding black and white photo of wounded soldiers being evacuated on the back of a tank in the book To get the full impact of this photo find the original version in colour on the webThe analysis of how this battle changed the political mind set in the States is also very thorough and objective It is a pity the political elite no longer lead their people into war in person like Kings of old There would be a lot less conflict and understanding and compassion if they did


  13. Peter Symes Peter Symes says:

    PDF/EPUB Mark Bowden ì Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ì 1968: epub, turning mobile, point ebok, american epub, vietnam pdf, Hue 1968: pdf, A Turning ebok, A Turning Point of mobile, 1968: A Turning download, 1968: A Turning Point of free, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam PDF/EPUBThis book is a gritty appraisal of the ground level realities of the events relating to the Tet offensive during the war in Vietnam It pulls no punches in the way it lays blame for mind numbing crazy decisions at the feet of glory hunting military leaders and career focused politicians on both sides all paid for with the lives of others Informativegruesomefrustrating and revealing all in one book It does a great job of explaining the thinking and motivation on both sides of the conflict and left me thinking nobody at ground level was either right or wrong Very engaging


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