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Description - Sappers in the Wire by

This dramatic narrative recounts the last high-casualty U.S. action in the Vietnam War. Military leaders and historians have attributed the disaster to a dereliction of duty in the ranks, but Nolan's interviews and research in declassified documents reveal that the 1971 incident had much in common with any surprise attack in which the officers are killed outright. He presents an intimate look at soldiers who performed in exemplary fashion under terrible circumstances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585446438
ISBN-10: 1585446432
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Texas A & M University Press
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography -

Keith William Nolan has published six previous books on the Vietnam War, including Operation Buffalo and The Magnificent Bastards. As a reviewer of one of his books said, "Nolan is a master of the personal interview. . . . He has the uncanny ability to convey not merely facts, but feelings." Nolan lives and writes in Webster Groves, Missouri.