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Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969

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The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 6th 1999 by Presidio Press (first published October 1988)
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Dec 08, 2010 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book Hamburger Hill by Samuel Zaffiri. It was about the large battle that took place between May 11th to the 20th. The story was based in Vietnam on Mount. Dong Ap Bia. The story began telling the history of the mount. starting when the indians settled there and went all the way up till the war started and units of the 101st airborne moved into the valley surrounding it. That was the beginning of the violent battle that would be known as “hamburger hill”.
This was a good book, it was
David Gray
Jul 03, 2012 David Gray rated it it was amazing
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Samuel Zaffiri has written an excelent book on one of the key battles of the Vietnam War and US History.The valor of the Soldiers that fought for this hill is in keeping with the best traditions of the US Military. Sadly it took fighting this battle, then retrograding off the terrain, to convince the Senior Leadership of the nation that the war could not be fought in this manner. The result was Vietnamization and the eventual withdrawl of US troops from Vietnam. I recommend this work to anyone t ...more
John Williams
Jul 06, 2012 John Williams rated it really liked it

Awesome read! The pace of the book is outstanding. The author does an amazing job conveying the feel of the battlefield. Describing the various issues faced by squad, platoon, company, battalion, as well as brigade level of command. This was an amazing fight with both sides pouring in all they have. The fact that we were focused on destroying the enemy, not terrain oriented, shows how the US wanted to find and destroy the NVA. There is nothing wrong with this. The NVA wanted a fight and they go
May 25, 2012 Jonathan rated it really liked it
On "Vietnam in HD" on the History Channel, one of the highlights and most brutal battles was the battle to take over "Hamburger Hill," one of the scariest hills in the world. I wanted to know more, so I read this very informational and knowledgeable book.
Kevin G
Nov 01, 2014 Kevin G rated it really liked it
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Every conflict has a defining battle; Hamburger Hill defined the Vietnam war. Good men died to win the Battle for Ap Bia, this is sometimes forgotten, this book reminds us.
Michael Evans
Mar 08, 2015 Michael Evans rated it it was amazing
An excellent account of the harrowing 10 days in 1969 that American Forces fought through on Hill 937. The soldiers' stories were riveting and horrifying.
Aug 12, 2011 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good account of what happened at Hamburger Hill. I wasn't there, but heard a lot about it - good read if you are interested in that era.
Crystal vasquez
Mar 21, 2009 Crystal vasquez rated it really liked it
I love this book. It has a great view of the vietnam war. If you enjoy history then this book is just a great read.
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My uncle is in this book. He never talks about his Vietnam experiences but this tells it perfectly.
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