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  1. 7.2 hrs • 5/31/2016

    This compilation of famous speeches given during the conflict in Vietnam features historical icons from both sides of America’s involvement, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Jane Fonda, Richard Nixon to Norman Mailer, John Kerry to Martin Luther King Jr. Included are speeches given at protests, rallies, political events, congressional hearings, and within the Oval Office. An era that was marred by violence and unrest is encapsulated by the voices expressing support as well as those demonstrating militant protest.

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  2. 8.3 hrs • 5/17/2016 • Unabridged

    In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor—an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage. Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission, they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike’s act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another. By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission—a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

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    By Honor Bound

    8.3 hrs • 5/17/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 12.5 hrs • 11/17/2015 • Unabridged

    The legendary historian and author of A Savage War of Peace and The Price of Glory distills a lifetime’s study to reflect on six critical battles that changed the course of the twentieth century. Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work that he calls his “summa,” he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders, to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to downfall. From the Battle of Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese War to Hitler’s 1940 invasion of Moscow to MacArthur’s disastrous advance in Korea, Horne shows how each of these battles was won or lost due to excessive hubris on one side or the other. In a sweeping narrative written with his trademark erudition and wit, Horne provides a meticulously detailed analysis of the ground maneuvers employed by the opposing armies in each battle. He also explores the strategic and psychological mindset of the military leaders involved to demonstrate how a devastating combination of human ambition and arrogance led to overreach. Making clear the danger of hubris in warfare, his insights are deeply relevant and hold important lessons for civilian and military leaders navigating today’s complex global landscape. A dramatic, colorful, stylishly written history, Hubris is a brilliant and much-needed reflection on war from a master of his field.

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    Hubris

    12.5 hrs • 11/17/15 • Unabridged
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    11.8 hrs • 6/2/2015 • Unabridged

    A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick fighter pilots who signed on for the suicidally dangerous top-secret “Iron Hand” program during the Vietnam War—which used revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology—from bestselling author Dan Hampton On July 24, 1965, Soviet advisors to North Vietnam launched an SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), blowing an American F-4 Phantom out of the sky—the first of several US kills using this fearsome new technology. To counter this new weaponry, stunned Pentagon officials created a classified program—“Iron Hand”—that offered a small group of maverick pilots a chance to counter this deadly threat. Fifty years later, Dan Hampton provides a cockpit view of this highly classified military program that was a radical departure from practiced tactical jet aviation—and carried a fifty-percent casualty rate. Yet despite the odds, a band of courageous, daring, and skilled pilots—warriors who took the name Wild Weasels—risked their lives to save their Air Force brothers. Using first-hand accounts and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, The Hunter Killers takes readers into the skies and up close to the bloody duels that left half the Weasels dead or captured. At its center are the men who risked everything to be a part of history. Hampton brings them into focus, exploring their lives, personalities, and the characteristics—a combination of ego, bravery, heroism, and duty—that motivated them. He also looks at their legacy, which continues to influence the military today.

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    The Hunter Killers

    11.8 hrs • 6/2/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.3 hrs • 4/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Published for the fortieth anniversary of the final days of the Vietnam War, They Are All My Family is the suspenseful and moving tale of how John P. Riordan, an assistant manager of Citibank’s Saigon branch, devised a daring plan to save 106 Vietnamese from the dangers of the Communist takeover. Riordan—who had left the military behind for a career in international banking—was not the type to take dramatic action, but once the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon in April 1975, and it was clear that Riordan’s Vietnamese colleagues and their families would be stranded in a city teetering on total collapse, he knew that he could not leave them behind. Defying the objections of his superiors and going against the official policy of the United States, Riordan went back into Saigon to save them. In fifteen harrowing trips to Saigon’s airport, he maneuvered through the bureaucratic shambles, claiming that the Vietnamese were his wife and scores of children. It was a ruse that, at times, veered close to failure, yet against all odds, the improbable plan succeeded. They Are All My Family is a vivid narrative of an ingenious strategy that transformed a time of enormous peril into a display of extraordinary courage.

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    They Are All My Family

    6.3 hrs • 4/29/15 • Unabridged
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  6. 9.2 hrs • 4/28/2015 • Unabridged

    From the bestselling author of Fearless, the dramatic and unforgettable story of Roy Benavidez—a Green Beret in Vietnam who is known among special operations forces members today by a single word: “Legend.” Legend tells the heroic story of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, and Benavidez’s nearly suicidal rescue mission that saved eight lives and ultimately earned Benavidez a nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor. In May 1968, a twelve-man US Special Forces team entered the jungles of Cambodia on a covert mission to uncover evidence that communists were using the area as a major conduit for supplying the North Vietnamese Army. Little did they know they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed numerous enemy bases. They soon found themselves surrounded by enemy, low on ammunition, and using the bodies of their dead comrades as cover. Roy Benavidez, a Green Beret who had returned to the war after being grievously injured during his first tour of duty in 1965, heard the distress call and climbed onboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed was one of the most daring one-man rescue missions in military history, in which Benevidez, aided by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, rescued eight soldiers, while fending off heavy enemy fire and sustaining extensive injuries himself. Despite his wounds, he refused to stop his rescue efforts until the last of the team was out of harms way. Only then did Benevidez, near death after being shot and stabbed more than thirty times, allow himself to be hauled aboard among the wounded and dead. With extensive access to family members, former comrades, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, documents, and reports, bestselling author Eric Blehm has recreated the incredible story of Benavidez’s life, and of the inspiring events of that day, beginning with Roy’s poverty-stricken upbringing in Texas (orphaned at age seven, he was a migrant worker and a school drop-out). Legend is a fascinating lens through which to revisit the Vietnam War, through the incredible narrative of one of the military’s unsung heroes whose exploits and service resulted in the military’s highest honor.

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    Legend

    9.2 hrs • 4/28/15 • Unabridged
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  7. 9.7 hrs • 3/24/2015 • Unabridged

    On May 10, 1970, during the Cambodian Incursion, Army Specialist Leslie Sabo Jr., twenty-two-years old, married only thirty days before shipping out and on active duty for just six months, died as his patrol was ambushed near a remote border area of Cambodia. When an enemy grenade landed near a wounded comrade, Sabo used his body to shield the soldier from the blast. Despite being mortally injured, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and threw a grenade into the bunker. The explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Sabo’s life. This attack by North Vietnamese troops killed eight of Sabo’s fellow soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division and would come to be known as the “Mother’s Day Ambush.” Sabo’s commanders nominated him for the Medal of Honor, but the request was somehow lost. A campaign to correct the oversight began in 1999, ultimately leading to legislation that eliminated the three-year time limit on awarding this medal. Forty-two years after his selfless acts of heroism during the Vietnam War saved the lives of his fellow soldiers, Leslie H. Sabo Jr. posthumously received the Medal of Honor on May 16, 2012. Using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, journalist Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies as Bravo Company 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne forged bonds of brotherhood in their battle for survival. Company of Heroes offers an insight into the incredible and harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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    Company of Heroes

    9.7 hrs • 3/24/15 • Unabridged
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  8. 10.2 hrs • 3/10/2015 • Unabridged

    This essential, page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld explores how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing. Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination, yet few understand how and why it has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story of drone warfare—its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs which made drone operations possible, the ways in which the technology works, and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the listener inside the well-guarded world of national security, the book reveals the powerful interests—military, CIA, and corporate—that have led the drive to kill individuals by remote control. Most importantly of all, the book describes what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy—and the multibillion dollar contracts they spawn—have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep within the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn’s Kill Chain unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare—a revelation that readers will find surprising and shocking.

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    10.2 hrs • 3/10/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 14.5 hrs • 2/17/2015 • Unabridged

    How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources—from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary—Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

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    American Reckoning

    14.5 hrs • 2/17/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 9.8 hrs • 2/3/2015 • Unabridged

    In October, 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only twenty-seven American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments—some 6,000 men—crossed the Cambodian border and attacked. Outnumbered three dozen to one, Albracht’s men held off repeated ground assaults by communist forces with fierce hand-to-hand fighting, air support, and a dangerously close B-52 strike. For days, the NVA blanketed Kate in a rain of rockets, mortars, artillery, and machineguns and small arms fire, all while blocking efforts to resupply, reinforce, or evacuate the outpost. Albracht continually exposed himself to enemy fire in order to direct air strikes, guide resupply helicopters, distribute ammunition and water to his men, retrieve the dead, and rescue the wounded, often shielding men with his own body. Wounded by rocket shrapnel, he refused medical attention or evacuation. Exhausted from days without sleep, he continued to rally his men to beat off each new enemy attack. After five days, Kate’s defenders were out of ammo and water. Aerial resupply was suicidal, and reinforcements were denied by military commanders who had written off Kate. Albracht refused to surrender or die in place. Refusing to allow his men to surrender, Albracht led his troops, including many wounded, off the hill and on a daring night march through enemy lines. Abandoned in Hell is an astonishing memoir of leadership, sacrifice, and brutal violence; a riveting journey into Vietnam’s heart of darkness; and a compelling reminder of the transformational power of individual heroism. Not since Lone Survivor and We Were Soldiers Once … and Young has there been such a gripping and authentic account of battlefield courage.

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    Abandoned in Hell

    9.8 hrs • 2/3/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 12.2 hrs • 12/9/2014 • Unabridged

    Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler’s account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there—the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at seventeen, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3rd Force Recon Company and then joined the grunts. To take advantage of that experience, he formed the Rogues, a five-sniper team that hunted in the Co Bi-Than Tan Valley. His descriptions of long, tense waits, sudden deadly action, and countersniper ambushes are fascinating. In Dead Center, Kugler demonstrates the importance to a sniper of patience, marksmanship, bush skills, and guts—while underscoring exactly what a country demands of its youth when it sends them to war.

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    Dead Center

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    12.2 hrs • 12/9/14 • Unabridged
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  12. 15.8 hrs • 11/11/2014 • Unabridged

    Fractions of a second in time. What amazing violence can be meted out in the blink of an eye. In the mid-1960s, Harry Constance made a life-altering journey that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a young naval officer, he went from UDT training to the US Navy’s newly formed SEAL Team Two, and then straight into furious action. By 1970, he was already the veteran of three hundred combat missions and the recipient of thirty-two military citations, including three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Good to Go is Constance’s powerful firsthand account of his three tours of duty as a member of America’s most elite, razor-sharp stealth fighting force. It is a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops—from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the beaches of the South China Sea—that places the reader in the center of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. But his extraordinary adventure goes even farther—beyond ’Nam—as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on astonishing missions to some of the world’s most dangerous hot-spots … and experience close-up the courage, dedication, and unparalleled skill that made the US Navy SEALs legendary.

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    Good to Go

    15.8 hrs • 11/11/14 • Unabridged
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  13. 11.9 hrs • 4/1/2014 • Unabridged

    The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh told through the eyes of the men who lived it. For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that America faced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand US Marines held off thirty thousand North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain stronghold called Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharp ground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes. After several weeks of heroic defense, the besieged Americans struck back in a series of bold assaults, and the North Vietnamese withdrew with heavy losses. Last Stand at Khe Sanh is the vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic confrontation as experienced by the men who were there: Marine riflemen and grenadiers, artillery and air observers, platoon leaders and company commanders, Navy corpsmen and helicopter pilots, and a plucky band of US Army Special Forces. Based on extensive archival research and more than one hundred interviews with participants, Last Stand at Khe Sanh captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.

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    Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    11.9 hrs • 4/1/14 • Unabridged
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    14.8 hrs • 2/4/2014 • Unabridged

    The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured “Alcatraz,” the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerous and subversive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners of war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of communist interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their code of conduct, the inmates of the Hanoi Hilton and other POW camps developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, the North Vietnamese singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam’s own “dirty dozen,” and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never leave. As these men suffered in Hanoi, their wives launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the POW/MIA movement. When the survivors finally returned, one would receive the Medal of Honor, another became a US senator, and a third still serves in congress. A story of survival and triumph in the vein of Unbroken and Band of Brothers, Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

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    Defiant

    14.8 hrs • 2/4/14 • Unabridged
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  15. 8.0 hrs • 1/6/2014 • Unabridged

    Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun fire base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to overrun FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly in the dark, for hours. Exposed ammunition canisters were hit and blew up, causing a thunderous explosion inside the FSB that left dust so thick it jammed the handheld weapons of the GIs. Much of the combat was hand-to-hand. In all, twenty-four Americans lost their lives and another fifty-four were wounded. Nearly one hundred enemy bodies were recovered. It was one of the most vicious small unit firefights in the history of United States forces in Vietnam. As in his acclaimed book Blackhorse Riders, a finalist for the prestigious Colby Award, Phil Keith uncovers a harrowing true story of bravery and sacrifice by the men who fought valiantly to hold FSB Illingworth—a tale that will not be soon forgotten.

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    8.0 hrs • 1/6/14 • Unabridged
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    15.2 hrs • 12/1/2013 • Unabridged

    When the 160 men of Charlie Company (4th Battalion/47th Infantry Regiment/9th Infantry Division) were drafted by the US Army in May 1966, they were part of the wave of conscription that would swell the American military to eighty thousand combat troops in Vietnam by the height of the war in 1968. In the spring of 1966 the war was still popular, and the draftees of Charlie Company saw their service as a rite of passage. But by December 1967, when the company returned home, only thirty men were not casualties—and they were among the first veterans of the war to be spit on and harassed by war protesters as they arrived back home. In The Boys of ’67, Andrew Wiest, the award-winning author of Vietnam’s Forgotten Army and The Vietnam War 1956-1975, examines the experiences of a company from the only division in the Vietnam era to train and deploy together in similar fashion to World War II’s famous 101st Airborne Division. Wiest interviewed more than fifty officers and enlisted men who served with Charlie Company, including the surviving platoon leaders and both of the company’s commanders. In addition, he interviewed fifteen family members of Charlie Company veterans, including wives, children, parents, and siblings. Wiest also had access to personal papers, collections of letters, a diary, an abundance of newspaper clippings, training notebooks, field manuals, condolence letters, and photographs from before, during, and after the conflict. As Wiest shows, the fighting that Charlie Company saw in 1967 was nearly as bloody as many of the better publicized battles, including the infamous battles of the Ia Drang Valley and Hamburger Hill. As a result, many of the surviving members of Charlie Company came home with what the military now recognizes as post-traumatic stress disorder—a diagnosis that was not recognized until the late 1970s and was not widely treated until the 1980s. Only recently, after more than forty years, have many members of Charlie Company achieved any real and sustained relief from their suffering.

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    The Boys of ’67 by Andrew Wiest

    The Boys of ’67

    15.2 hrs • 12/1/13 • Unabridged
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