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Brennan's War: Vietnam 1965-1969

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    Matthew Brennan(Author)

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An acclaimed memoir of mortal combat with the 1/9th Cavalry Blues in Vietnam.

Tense combat action highlights this impressive memoir by a ``grown man of 20'' who volunteered for three tours in Vietnam. Bored with his initial duty at division headquarters, Private Brennan obtained reassignment to ``The Blues,'' a crack combat unit of the 1st Air Cavalry Division whose trademark was a blue bandanna tied around the neck. Soon Brennan was highly decorated for bravery, including the Silver and Bronze stars, and promoted first to sergeant and then to lieutenant. Despite these honors, Brennan's account of day-to-day operations is remarkably terse and understated, like an old-fashioned war novel. During his third tour Brennan observed firsthand the disintegration of morale and discipline after TET 1968. Highly recommended. Richard W. Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib., RenoCopyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. "Some readers will criticize this book as a macho glorification of combat. It is not. "Brennan's War offers a different interesting, different account."           -Air University Review"...the reader sees bloody combat and lavishly beautiful surroundings -- a juxtaposition so constant it begins to seem natural rather than sadly ironic."           -Sea Power"From cover to cover, it is continuous action. My first reaction was that "Brennan's War" was fiction -- no one was involved in enemy contact for such a long period of time. This book is not one battle, it is years of constant battle.  ...when one looks at the time Brennan served in Vietnam and the type of unit he served with, it becomes real."           -Marine Corps Gazette"The author's exciting, moving and extra-ordinarily perceptive."           -Military"Most of "Brennan's War" seems one long, drawn-out firefight. Almost every page contains vivid descriptions of ambush and counter-ambush, air assaults and rescue attempts..."           -Barrett Tillman, The Hook"The war is everywhere, and brutality and mindlessness abound. The story is graphic and painful."           -Army Magazine"Few books are as insightful and well-written."           -Charleston Evening Post"The reader will experience passion, depression, frustration, anger, nostalgia and no small amount of pride."           -Army Review"...he witnessed firsthand the slow transformation and near-disintegration of probably the finest army ever fielded by a democracy..."           -Topeka Capital-Journal

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  • PDF | 290 pages
  • Matthew Brennan(Author)
  • Pocket (September 1, 1986)
  • English
  • 2
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  • By km on January 26, 2016

    Great book .Top of the line in Vietnam memoirs. Amazing that the author lived to tell the tale.

  • By James B. Johnson on July 12, 2005

    This book is a good read. It's interesting and well-written. I also like the fact that events and people in the book are plausible and reflect my own experiences of the war and Vietnam. In short, the book is pretty good entertainment. On the other-hand I tend to be impatient with "Tortured Warriors" filled with angst about their experiences in the war, and Mr.Brennan treats us to a full ration of his angst and self-pity. Bucko? You volunteered for it 3 times! Edit out the whining and it's 5 stars.

  • By George S. on September 17, 2014

    Another good Vietnam story, either you were there and you understand these books or you have a morbid curiosity about Vietnam. Still a good History lesson.

  • By Vincent on August 13, 2016

    Good book.

  • By Tmanqz on June 11, 2015

    A really in your face book.Hard to put the book down.

  • By Highway Star on June 17, 2013

    i really liked this book,i owned it years ago,and was glad to find it was a great price and delivered quickly

  • By Guest on February 18, 2016

    This, as with his many books on Vietnam, tells it like it was. Not sugar coated but real from the trooper that lived it under the hardest conditions for years. Definitely Five Star reading.

  • By Danny Bowman on January 19, 2017

    Received fast and enjoy reading it.

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