Stock Image

Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir.

Mcadams, Frank.

5 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0700618988 / ISBN 13: 9780700618989
Published by University Press of Kansas Lawr, Lawrence
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Ad Infinitum Books (Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 10, 1999

Quantity Available: 2

Buy New
List Price: US$ 34.95
Price: US$ 34.95 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

264 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. VIETNAM. "This is not 'just another' Vietnam memoir. McAdams delivers the good, the bad, and the ugly of his tour of duty, shedding light on a neglected but timely aspect of military operations, while reminding us of just how diverse the experiences of American soldiers were. A masterful must-read." - Wiliam Thomas Allison, author of Military Justice in Vietnam "It's not easy making a memoir read like a novel, but McAdams has done it." - Charles S. Robb, former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia (Key Words: Vietnam War, Memoirs, Frank McAdams). Bookseller Inventory # 79274X1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's ...

Publisher: University Press of Kansas Lawr, Lawrence

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Modern War Series..

Book Type: book

About this title

Synopsis:

"Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir," has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Autobiography/Biography.

Black smoke drifted about the scene. The first thing I noticed was the huge crater yawning next to the damaged truck.


In the Vietnam War, American "rough riders" drove trucks through hostile territory delivering supplies, equipment, ammunition, weapons, fuel, and reinforcements to troops fighting on the war's ever-shifting front lines. But, all too often, the convoys themselves became the front lines.

Frank McAdams, a Marine Corps lieutenant, learned that the hard way during a tour of duty that began right after the 1968 Tet Offensive and the siege at Khe Sanh. In this compelling memoir he recounts his personal battles--not only with a dangerous enemy but also with an incompetent superior and a sometimes indifferent military bureaucracy.
A decidedly different take on the Vietnam experience, his chronicle focuses on the ambush-prone truck convoys that snaked their way through dangerous terrain in narrow mountain passes and overgrown jungles. When an ambush occurred, strong leadership and quick thinking were required of officers like McAdams to protect both the convoy's mission and the lives of its men.

McAdams describes convoys he led through hot zones like the notorious "Ambush Alley" stretching from Danang through Hai Van Pass to Phu Bai in the north, and the provincial area in the south known as "the Arizona" that surrounded the villages of Phu Loc and An Hoa. He also highlights the fierce three-day firefight that ensnared him and his men near the Song Cau Du River at Hoa Vang, and provides a particularly gripping account of the fighting at Thuong Duc.

McAdams deals frankly with his fraught dealings with a commanding officer whose ineptness and treatment of his troops made the CO fear for his own life. And he writes movingly of his wife's love and encouragement in the face of an emotionally tough separation and also of his difficulty in re-engaging with life stateside.

Fast-paced and compulsively readable, his book offers an insightful look at a largely neglected aspect of the Vietnam War, while reminding us of how frequently the crucible of war reveals one's true character.

This book is part of the Modern War Studies series.

About the Author:

Frank McAdams, a former Fulbright Scholar, teaches cinema studies at the University of Southern California, and is the author of The American War Film: History and Hollywood. His screenplay Stagecoach Bravo, which was loosely based on his experiences in Vietnam, placed first in the 1979 Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting competition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Ad Infinitum Books has been an Internet bookseller since 1999. We offer both new and used copies of books still in print as well as those that are out of print. The best way to locate books that may be of interest to you on our website is by entering a Keyword; e.g., Cookbooks, Judaica, Abraham Lincoln, Plays, Film, and so on. If there is a particular title you are looking for, we urge you to send us an email. Or else, just enter the title on our website along with any other relevant information, such as how much you are willing to spend to obtain the book. We promise to give your inquiries our prompt attention. Please keep in mind that you can also reach us by telephone at (800) 697-0402 or (914) 664- 5930. We look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

William Brandon DBA Ad Infinitum Books
7 North MacQuesten Pkwy
Mount Vernon NY 10550
914 664 5930
adinfinitumbooks@yahoo.com
William Brandon/Andrew Brennan

Checks, Money Orders, Master card, Visa, Discover and American Express
accepted.
$4.95 for first book and $1.50 for each addl. book. Free shipping for
domestic orders over $100.
Priority shipping and handling, $7.95 for first book, and $2.00 for each addl.
book.
Customers outside the U.S. please inquire for rates.
Will accept P.O.s from libra...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may
contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal