The Night They Burned the Mountain
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The Night They Burned the Mountain

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Paperback, 142 pages
Published May 1st 1961 by Signet (first published 1961)
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The Night They Burned the Mountain was written with mid-20th Century sensibilities, but it's also one of the few first-hand American accounts of the experience in Laos that comes from neither the diplomatic or military/CIA perspective before the war began escalating.

For comparisons to other American experiences, I'd probably pair this with the memoirs of Dr. Charles Weldon and James E. Parker, and the biographies of the RAVENS Forward Air Controllers and Ed Buell, although these volumes are inc...more
As a tortured soul in junior high, I read and was inspired by this man. He instantly replaced Roy Rogers as my hero. I was crushed when I read that he might have been involved with the CIA.
Worth reading. Quite fascinating, really. I had never heard of Dooley's work before, and it was awesome.
One of three books by Dr Thomas Dooley - Incredible story, fantastic read
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Thomas Anthony Dooley, III.

Doctor, US Navy officer, and humanitaian.

Graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

For his humanitarian service in Southeast Asia, he was awarded the Legion of Merit (United States), the National Order of Vietnam, and in 1962 he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President John F. Kennedy.
More about Thomas A. Dooley...
Dr. Tom Dooley's Three Great Books: Deliver Us From Evil, The Edge Of Tomorrow And The Night They Burned The Mountain Deliver Us from Evil Dr. Tom Dooley: My Story The Edge of Tomorrow

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