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Allies and Mates: An American Soldier with the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam, 1966-67
Gordon Steinbrook was a young tenderfoot army second lieutenant, commissioned out of college, and newly married, when he received his orders for Vietnam in 1966. At that time the war was rapidly escalating: the United States hoped for a quick resolution of the conflict through massive amounts of American firepower and troop strength. Steinbrook was no ideologue; like so ma ...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by University of Nebraska Press
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I was a bit disappointed with this book. It seems to me that as a History teacher, Mr. Steinbrook perhaps should have done a bit of research to complement the extremely slim hook, i.e. his letters home from Viet Nam, on which he hangs this narrative. I didn't dislike the book, but it is certainly not among the best Viet Nam war memoirs I have read. There have been, unfortunately, few books published in the U.S. on the Australia/New Zealand troops' participation in the war, and those that have be ...more