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No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam : An Oral History (Modern War Studies)

Otto J. Lehrack

ISBN 10: 0700605339 / ISBN 13: 9780700605330
Published by Univ Pr of Kansas, 1992
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Title: No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in ...

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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A collection of interviews presents the personal experiences of Marines during the Vietnam War

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"No Shining Armor should join the front rank of Vietnam books. It describes real Marines in real combat, and it is a ringing tribute to the men who bore the burden of that war. Books about Americans in battle don't get any better than this."--Allan R. Millett, author of Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps

"Unique and intensely personal. This is an account told by the players at the mud level; honest, spontaneous, brutal, poignant. The great majority of Americans can only imagine--and not very well--the inhuman, devastating, brutal conditions of ground combat. These veterans now tell us in their own words, and it defies the imagination."--Col. John W. Ripley, hero of The Bridge at Dong Ha

"Lehrack places his battalion's Vietnam experience in a larger national context-underscoring the irony, the tragedy, and a Marine's shining-hearted pride. Many have tried to write about Vietnam, but few--if any--can match the power, the candor, and the understated eloquence of Marines telling their own stories in their own words."--Col. John G. Miller, author of The Bridge at Dong Ha

"This is war at the small unit level--squad, platoon, and company--told in a 'no holds barred' fashion, which means carnage and killing, chaos and intensity, heroism and terror. . . . A superb book."--Alexander S. Cochran, former editor of the journals Vietnam, World War II, and Military History

"Vivid personal accounts."--V. K. Fleming, Jr., author of Marine Corps in Crisis

"These interviews were clearly conducted with skill and sensitivity. They represent an impressive cross-section of ranks and positions. . . . That the Marines, more than any other service, understood what was happening in Vietnam and struggled against it gives the story of Third Battalion, Third Marines, a bitter poignancy."--John F. Guilmartin, Jr., author of America in Vietnam: The 15-Year War

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