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FIRE IN THE STREETS
The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968

Eric Hammel

The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War. The ancient capital city of Hue was a key objective of the surprise Communist offensive, but when the North Vietnamese launched their massive invasion of the city, instead of the general civilian uprising and easy victory
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ebook, 413 pages
Published January 25th 2010 by Pacifica Military History (first published April 1991)
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Tom Marshall
I read a lot of military history. My father was a WWII GI in Operation Torch and the Battle of the Bulge.

So I read military history to not only to learn, but also to continually marvel at the valor of men and women in the military.

Hammel's book is at times a jaw-dropping narrative of the ugliest type of warfare - house to house street-fighting - in possibly America's most controversial war.

It is a very story of heroism, determination, leadership and raw courage.

But as a narrative written with pa
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nancy whiskey
you can probably guess why i read this. what was especially exciting is that the author interviewed my dad and included a few of my dad's experiences and stuff in the book.
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I was born in 1946, in Salem, Massachusetts, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia in January 1964 and earned a degree in Journalism from Temple University in 1972.

My road to writing military history began at age 12, when I was stuck in bed for a week with a childhood illness. My father bought me the first paperback book I ever owned, Walter
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