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Korean and Vietnam Wars


The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam.
This is a detailed, popular, narrative history of the Korean War and its aftermath, written by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War, by Tom Philpott.
On March 26, 1964, Floyd James "Jim" Thompson was shot down and captured by the Viet Cong, Vietnamese Communists who served in the People's Liberation Armed Forces in South Vietnam. Thompson remained in captivity until his release on March 16, 1973, a mere two weeks before his nine-year anniversary, making him America's longest-held prisoner of war.

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War, by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss.
A riveting account of the war crimes committed by the Tiger Force in Vietnam, and the government cover-up of their actions

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