Since retiring from active duty, he has published two highly successful technothrillers. His first novel, "The Iskra Incident," earned the 1991 "Award of Excellence for Aviation Fiction" from the Aviation/Space Writers Association. "Red Lightning-Black Thunder," a thriller involving space warfare, was crafted from his experience as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Space Division and as a pilot on worldwide missions in C-141 jet transports.
While at the Air War College, he wrote a book-length report, "Crickets on a Steel Tiger: The Interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 1966-1968." It earned the Air Force Historical Foundation's 1980 Award for the best aerospace report of major historical interest.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1963, he resides in Colorado Springs where he established the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in 1993.
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"Jimmie Butler focused on the bond between fighting men during the Vietnam War and may have said something profound about all warriors, everywhere. This is a damn good book. I highly recommend 'A Certain Brotherhood.'"
"While I was hugging the ground in a few heavy firefights and you FAC folks arrived on station, I was certain you had to be crazy to fly in one of those Buddy Holly specials, let alone play target for even the worst of NVA and Viet Cong gunners. That took guts; and more than that, it took dedication. Duty, honor, and country does matter; and when it is expressed in a talented articulate voice, it makes us all stand a little taller."
"I've only read the first five chapters of 'A Certain Brotherhood,' but I can already tell that this is a truly great book that captures what it was really like to fly and fight in Southeast Asia. ...it is important to remember the feelings we had at the time and to remember the friends that did not live to remember. It is also important to try to share those feelings with the next generation of Air Force fliers. I hope a lot of them read this book."
"You caused me to spend some of my Christmas break with my nose stuck in a book. ...it certainly felt I was right back there in the NKP setting from long, long ago."
"Thousands who served as FACs, fighter and bomber pilots, rescue crewmen and airborne controllers will be avid readers of this story told by one who was there. As another who was there, I can verify that the details are both stunningly accurate and chillingly reminiscent of the war known to few others than the participants. A good read, a must read."
"A Certain Brotherhood captures the camaraderie, the loneliness, and the stark terror brought on by war. The flying scenes are both gripping and educational. Best of all, Jimmie Butler has created characters who are so real, I felt as if I knew them from my own service experience. I loved this book!"
"I don't know if you realize just how much your book has meant to all of us. It really gave me a sense of accomplishment to have been able to participate in such an outfit as the 23rd TASS. Reading about it in ACB made me proud to have been a part of it."
As an eyewitness to the most significant event of the coming-of-age Baby Boom Generation, she claims that she will be telling war stories until her final moment on this earth. However, Diana's tales--some exaggerated, many true--are not about battles, blood, gore, or angst. They are about participants of the war other than grunts: CIA agents, bar girls, war profiteers, missionaries, donut dollies, strippers, civilian contractors, pilots, cooks, telephone operators, disc jockeys, rock stars, landladies, pedicab drivers, Buddhist monks, pickpockets, prostitutes, prisoners, beggars, nightclub owners, Montagnard tribesmen, foreign correspondents, ambassadors, doctors, humanitarians, celebrity tourists, and other REMFs, civilian as well as military.
Irreverent, creative, original, satirical, witty, intelligent, and insightful are a few of the words used to describe A Saigon Party: And Other Vietnam War Short Stories.
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By examining Fonda's childhood motivations, her radicalization, her POW "audience," her activities in North Vietnam, and through a detailed analysis of the American law of treason, "Aid and Comfort" makes the case that more than sufficient evidence existed to indict and convict Jane Fonda for the crime of treason.
In addition, the book reveals the shocking story of how, and why, the House Committee on Internal Security and the Nixon Department of Justice swept Fonda's conduct under the bureaucratic rug so that she would never be indicted. The appendix to "Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda in North Vietnam contains the text of Fonda's broadcasts from North Vietnam.
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Jan's book is a collection of stories, poems, and pictures by and about the women who served in Vietnam during the war. For over a decade, from the early 1960s, over 11,000 women from America, New Zealand, and Australia went to Vietnam as nurses, American Red Cross workers, physical therapists, entertainers, librarians, and more. Cry, laugh, and share a year in Vietnam with the ANGELS IN VIETNAM.
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By Lee Andresen
Battle Notes provides unique insight into the music of Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Animals and many others and what their songs had to say about the war. In addition, the musical views of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and even Pat Boone are included. Also included is the music of Vietnam veterans like Sarge Lintecum and Tim Murphy. Over 180 songs are included in this book. Battle Notes includes chapters on Music of Combat, Protest, Patriotism, and the Aftermath of the war.
Outstanding photos and illustrations. Interviews with Bill Belmont, road manager for Country Joe and the Fish, Mark Berger, film editor for Apocalypse Now. Vietnam Veterans and students also give their reactions to how the music tells the story of this era.
Not only does Andresen cover the big hits, he gets down and dirty with the straight scoop on some of the obsure, but meaningful tunes of the 60's and 70's.
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By Vern Greunke
Readers of this book who have written to the author have expressed praise for his efforts, as they can identify with the thoughts he puts down on paper. Included also are a few short stories of Vern's experiences, along with biographies of the members of his team, "then and now."
Also included is an account of their first mini-reunion after 30 years.
This book is self-published and printed with a color cover and includes 12 picture pages.
Vern is now including a CD-ROM of over 500 pictures from Vietnam. The combined price is $15.00 for Book *and* CD ROM.
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Set at Camp Pendleton in Southern California and the Columbia University campus in New York, the couple struggles poignantly, often comically, through a maelstrom of the gender, racial, drug, and political debates of the era. A fictional insight into the turbulent times of the late 60s and early 70s, the novel is a precursor of the interpersonal and group conflicts of today.
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Bugs in Armor takes the reader on a historical journey of military expeditions and their encounters with a relentless bug-the malaria parasite. It is also a story of how this confrontation fuelled research that gave the world a better understanding of the nature of malaria, its treatment and prevention.
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Robert Bwire was born in Uganda where he trained as a physician. He worked for the Infectious Diseases Control Unit of the Royal Netherlands Army and still does some consultation work for the unit. At present, Dr. Bwire is an epidemiologist with the Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association. He is also the author of numerous scientific articles.
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The result is THE CAT FROM HUE: A Vietnam War Story, a passionately felt, vividly described memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of a very idiosyncratic feline named Meo who was determined to play his part in the Vietnam revolution. In reconstructing his experiences, Laurence relied not only on his notes and memory and formidable literary skill, but also on hundreds of hours of film footage shot at the time giving the book an uncanny vividness, power, and fidelity to facts.
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Chickenhawk recounts the Vietnam War from the perspective of a helicopter pilot who experienced many combat missions.
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Radios, Rockets and Radar greatly influenced the life of Lieutenant James. A. Callaghan during his U.S. Government sponsored stay in Viet Nam. The 'Conflict', prior to his arrival in country, had spawned what was known to the world as the 'Tet Offensive', an extensive and well coordinated action launched by the Viet Cong on the Republic of Viet Nam. During the mayhem caused by the advance of the 13 regular regiments from the north it became obvious that there was a need for a coordinating command to insure the protection of Saigon. This was the birth of the Capital Military Assistance Command, C.M.A.C. The command was hastily setup in an old French Foreign Legion compound and was soon home for the new Radio Officer, Lieutenant James Callaghan. C.M.A.C. highlights his adventures.
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The facts and the documentation of untruths, disinformation, and the lingering results, written by the mother of a Vietnam Veteran and vociferous peace activist.
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Poems on Vietnam from a combat soldier's point of view.
"Bye has stared into the pit of hell. . .[you will] shiver with what she saw."
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In his heart, over the years, Vo has carried a passionate gratitude to the United States. This passion has inspired countless verses, especially one dedicated to the wartime experience with American soldiers. He titled it "Dear Daddy" to honor the American pilot who befriended him and was later killed and to all the others who came to help the Vietnamese people. Vo says, "Every Vietnam vet is my daddy. They went there to save a child like myself, and I am the child they saved."
"....If we cannot shed a tear of Love and Gratitude for America's 58,000 dead children, for others in the Vietnam War, then I should pack and go back to where I came from."
"Dear Daddy" was considered for the Pulitzer Prize.
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Now one of Canada's most successful journalists, Jack Todd is a remarkable writer of great power and vibrancy. It has taken him thirty years to come to terms with the guilt and shame of desertion, to break the silence, to tell this controversial, important, profoundly American story. In a dark century, when many "only obeyed orders," he chose not to. This is an intensely moving personal story told with passion and literary verve, as well as an eloquent account of a tortured time in American history. It is hard to put down, and impossible to forget.
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By Ron Zaczek
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Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh
"I had a friend--Ron Phelps. He was the best, and he died."
I face the vets facing me, trying to reach them to know that twenty years and more past his death, the word is no longer hard. I have found the tears to soften it.
Farewell, Darkness is used to promote healing in the nation's 200+ Veterans Outreach Centers and is a probing, personal look at war's psychological toll. The reader lives Zaczek's brutal, honest journey through war as well as his successful treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For many, the Vietnam story ends in unresolved pain. Intensely and eloquently written, this ground-breaking book is the first to bring closure and victory to the combat veteran's personal struggle.
"I miss him differently, now. Do you know which feeling is gone? Emptiness. Anything that touched the emptiness is gone as well. I've brought the memories forward. They define a piece of who I am, not all of what I was. When I think of him and all the men I knew, I feel full; and I feel proud of them...and me."
"Zaczek examines the depths of his psyche...in a style that is blunt, articulate, intelligent, and, at times, poetic." Marc Leepson: Chicago Tribune, Vietnam Veterans of America Veteran, and Vietnam magazine.
"This is a book about healing, understanding, and recognition, not pity. Ron's courage and persistence shine." Senator Bob Kerrey, USN SEAL Team Leader, Medal of Honor.
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"Some of the best prose this side of Tim O'Brien or Tobias Wolff."
"Not since Michael Herr's 'Dispatches' has there been anything quite as vivid, gripping,
"The discriptions of combat in the jungles of Vietnam are authentic and terrifying, as good as
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"'Father, Soldier, Son' will stand as one of the finest soldier memoirs of the Vietnam War."
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This fiction novel is based on Mike Shapiro's experiences of serving from October 1967 to October 1968 in the weapons platoon of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division.
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By Chuck Carlock
Early in his tour, Carlock concluded that he had no chance of returning from Vietnam alive - and with good reason. Of the twelve pilots in his gunship platoon, eleven were wounded and one was captured.
More than a collection of war stories, Carlock reveals his entire Vietnam experience, similar to that endured by thousands of young men and women - the humor, the frustration, the fear, and the loss of innocence. Hop into the copilot's seat and let Carlock take you back to the end of an era and put you in the middle of the action.
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The Site features stories and articles on Mr. Thompson, who saved innocent Vietnamese civilians in the now-infamous My Lai Massacre in March of 1968.
Acadian House Publishing has also announced an upcoming book entitled "The Forgotten HERO of My Lai--The Hugh Thompson Story," which can be pre-ordered online.
Free Fire Zone was originally sold to Manor Books over twenty years ago but was never published as Manor, like many publishing houses, disappeared from the radar screen in a merger. The book is free and a new part of it will appear every week or so.
The book's audience is not the Vietnam vet as he/she knows how it was. The audience are non vets or interested persons who wants to learn and know more about the Vietnam war.
Airborne Press is dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Vietnam vet and his family and this is another attempt. We think if individuals can read a novel which conveys the horrors of war and the transformation of young Americans into a "kill or be killed" mentality, all at the behest of their country, then the Nation will understand the unusual debt owed to valiant warriors. We hope you'll visit our site and see our offerings. Free Fire Zone will be available soon in PDF format for downloading from Amazon and will be a POD (print on demand) book after the serialization. Please help us get the Vietnam story out by telling your friends, family, and acquaintances. Thank you and God bless you.
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"The grueling march through the jungle to reach and climb Hill 522 will leave you drained as if you had climbed the hill yourself. But then, perhaps some of you did. What the men of A CO, 4/503 Infantry experienced on that day in November, 1968, is what the author has so vividly recounted in his book and with the credence that only a 'Herd' member who was there could provide...
"Vernon Brewer has provided (us) with a book that reveals how the men in the 173rd Abn. Infantry Battalions lived their lives in a war they did not understand but were willing to die trying.
"FRENCHY'S WHORE is not a misnomer--it is the best book written to date that epitomizes what the 173rd Abn. Brigade was and still is. If you have not read it, I suggest that you do."
Spivey provides gripping accounts, backed up by credible historical evidence, that the history of the United States was swayed many times by a hidden hand.
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Highway One: A Vietnam War Story is a story about a young Army lieutenant who is sent to a small village during his last fourteen days in-country to build a rifle range for the local Popular Forces as part of the Vietnamization Program. It is a story about a short-timer who only wants to put in his time and get home safely, but his simple mission is complicated by Pentagon planners and a beautiful young woman in the village who is mysteriously close to the local Viet Cong.
Highway One: A Vietnam War Story is also a story about cultural conflict. It looks at the role of American military advisors in Vietnam, the forerunners of themen and women who are becoming more involved in foreign policy around the world today. It shows how Americans lack the one thing most ┐third-world└ cultures have when it comes to fighting and winning a war - the concept that war will proceed at its own pace.
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Sonny's book of poetry was published Veterans Day 1997 in Butte, MN. "G.I. Blues..." is a moving, gutty, realistic book of experiences related to Vietnam, Sonny's war, and his injuries. Sonny was the best of the best as a company commander (2/2nd Mech.Inf, 1st Inf Div).
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A book of photojournalism on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, documenting those who come and the gifts they bring. His photographs are valuable and rich because he preserves the environment in which the gifts were recorded - the Wall, the people, the gifts are one.
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