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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    February 13, 2012

    Numerous people who experienced the Vietnam War firsthand share their stories in this oral history. Men and women, officers and draftees, pro-war and antiwar veterans, all give personal accounts of the bloodshed they witnessed, and the horrifying circumstances they survived. Grunts recount losing their friends in combat; doctors remember the patients whose lives they desperately tried to save; soldiers try to understand how they could become willing participants in the slaughter of innocent civilians; and veterans, back in the US, discuss dealing with nightmares and a life far away from the constant presence of war. Nam is one of the best accounts of the Vietnam War ever written that I have read so far. Some people have said that some of these stories that are suppose to be right from the vets that were there are just that stories and aren’t true at all. They have said this because Mark wouldn’t give any of his sources names out, but also say he doesn’t say it’s a collection of “ war stories” he says it’s a history of the war. How ever you feel about it being completely true or not it’s a great book full of Great War stories from the Vietnam War. I really enjoyed it, but my Uncle served as a fighter pilot in Nam and have a lot of interest in this war because it touch my heart so closely. If you enjoy war stories like I do then you will enjoy this book too.

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