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Behind the Lines -- Hanoi December 23, 1966 -- January 7, 1967
Salisbury, Harrison E.,
Secker & Warburg, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 450 g; XII, 244 pages, plus six pages of black-and-white photography in a central section. With original photographic illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has a 0.5 inch tear towards the spine on the lower edge of the rear panel, and has been price clipped on the front fold over flap. There is spotting/foxing to the top edge of the text block, and the Australian distributor (Melbourne University Press) has their neat rubberstamp showing July 1967 and the bottom right-hand corner of the front end page. No other damage to report. "-- is a book of great an immediate importance. It is also a warmly vivid personal narrative, full of such scenes as thousands of worshippers entering Hanoi's Cathedral to celebrate Mass on Christmas Day. Mr Salisbury is strongly critical of both the inhumanity and the ineffectiveness of America's so-called strategic bombing. He does not minimise difficulties facing the Hanoi government, which have been increased by the civil strife in China. Almost wholly dependent on Chinese supplies, they fear their interruption and equally the danger of active intervention should Hanoi undertake negotiations with America. Nonetheless Mr Salisbury believes that the time for secret talks is now and that any alternative course may lead rapidly to nuclear war." -- rear fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; History -- Viet Nam; Inventory No: 0223804. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0223804  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Cat from Hue; A Vietnam War Story
Laurence, John,
ISBN: 1891620312
Public Affairs, New York, 2002. 3rd Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 3rd Impression. 1.3 kg; 856 pages, in original hardcover binding with photographic illustrated dustjacket. The book and dust jacket show no damage. Dustjacket appears to have been protected with Mylar from the time of purchase. "This is the true story of a young American reporter who went to Vietnam with an open mind and an innocent heart and was plunged into a world of cruel beauty and savage violence. His experiences in the war forced into question all his assumptions about his country, the nation's leaders and his own sanity. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Journalism; Vietnam; History -- Viet Nam; ISBN: 1891620312. ISBN/EAN: 9781891620317. Inventory No: 0230065. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $21.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0230065  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Making of a Quagmire
Halberstam, David,
the Bodley Head, London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 680 g; X 326 pages, in original black papered boards, with gilt writing. Slight rubbing and bumping into the bottom edge of the boards. The illustrated dust jacket is rubbed and chipped, with tears at each of the four corners of the top edge of the jacket, and at the bottom of the front fold over. The rear panel also has a 1 inch tear. The author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in the spring of 1964 for his coverage of the Vietnamese War gives in this comprehensive and extraordinary personal account of his 15 months in South Vietnam, an indictment of the conduct and leadership of the war, of the delusions of American military and diplomatic leaders, and of the falsified and misleading statistics foisted on newspaper correspondence and readers. He tells of the CIA, the Buddhists as a political force, the underrated Vietcong, and includes an incisive portrait of the remarkable ruling family, the Nhus. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Viet Nam; Vietnam; Inventory No: 0223809. Very Good Condition
Price: $61.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0223809  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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