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HUE review by Tom Barney

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Hue by Mark Bowden

Let me start this review with a confession. I’m nearing 70 years of age, and I was in the Army from 1968-1971 during the height of the Vietnam War. 861 more words

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The Ambiguity of...Numbers?

Researchers have shown people who use “50%” or “fifty-fifty” often do not mean it literally. They mean “I’m not sure” or “it’s uncertain” – or more simply “maybe.”

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Review: Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden

I bought this book because of the series Narcos on Netflix. I wasn’t very familiar with Pablo Escobar and the series made me very interested in him and his story.  601 more words


Hue 1968

Hue 1968
A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
By Mark Bowden
Grove Press/Atlantic – £20.00

According to Karl Malantes – whose astonishing novel… 625 more words


Hue 1968 - Mark Bowden

I’ve read probably three or four books by Mark Bowden, and enjoyed them all.  This book is about the battle of Hue, the second largest city in South Vietnam, that took place as part of the Tet Offensive in January and February of 1968.  419 more words


Black Hawk Down

The Battle of Mogadishu was an intense, lopsided engagement between the U.S. military and Somalian militia that cost hundreds of lives, wounded many hundreds more, led to the failure of efforts to stabilize the country, and was swiftly forgotten by many. 962 more words


Book Review: Huế 1968

Mark Bowden

Huế 1968: A Turning Point in the American War for Vietnam

Hardcover, Grove Atlantic, 2017 (37.95 NZD)

In the early hours of 31 January 1968, the first day of Tet, Vietnam’s national holiday to mark the lunar New Year, PAVN and Vietcong soldiers launched a coordinated assault on the city of Huế. 1,263 more words