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Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, TET 1968

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Fire in the Streets is the highly detailed combat history of U.S. Marine Corps units in urban combat in Hue City during the 1968 Communist Tet Offensive. The focus of the story is on small units and individual fighting men as they grapple with advancing through the unfamiliar terrain across an urban battlefield. Fire in the Streets spent many years on official U.S. Marine ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published September 28th 2006 by Pacifica Military History (first published April 1991)
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Tom Marshall
Jan 26, 2014 Tom Marshall rated it liked it
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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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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gives a very good descriptive overview of the vietnam war.
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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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