Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Brown Water, Black Berets by Thomas J. Cutler

The men of the U.S. Navy's brown-water force played a vital but often overlooked role in the Vietnam War. Known for their black berets and limitless courage, they maneuvered their aging, makeshift craft along shallow coastal waters and twisting inland waterways to search out the enemy. In this moving tribute to their contributions and sacrifices, Tom Cutler records their dramatic story as only a participant could. His own Vietnam experience enables him to add a striking human dimension to the account. The terror of firefights along the jungle-lined rivers, the rigors of camp life, and the sudden perils of guerrilla warfare are conveyed with authenticity. At the same time, the author's training as a historian allows him to objectively describe the scope of the navy's operations and evaluate their effectiveness.Winner of the Navy League's Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement in 1988 when the book was first published, Cutler is credited with having written the definitive history of the brown-water sailors, an effort that has helped readers better understand the nature of U.S. involvement in the war.

Buy Brown Water, Black Berets by Thomas J. Cutler from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781557501967
ISBN-10: 1557501963
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 232mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Brown Water, Black Berets by Thomas J. Cutler

Book Reviews - Brown Water, Black Berets by Thomas J. Cutler

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Brown Water, Black Berets book by Thomas J. Cutler and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Thomas J. Cutler

U.S. Naval Institute on the U.S. Coast Guard by Thomas J. Cutler
Paperback, January 2017
U.S. Naval Institute on the Panama Canal by Thomas J. Cutler
Paperback, August 2016
U.S. Naval Institute on Vietnam by Thomas J. Cutler
Paperback, June 2016