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Brennan's War: Vietnam 1965-1969

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Book by Brennan, Matthew
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 3rd 1989 by Pocket Books (first published 1985)
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Scott Holstad
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This wasn't a bad book. In fact, it was fairly engrossing. It was fast paced and I read it in a day. The narrative is written so that it's like a series of very short stories, mostly about the action Brennan encountered in Vietnam, where he served for four years. He signed back up for extended tours of duty twice because he couldn't readjust to civilian society. Kind of sad.

He was with the 9th Armored Air Cav, in a unit called The Blues, which he paints as some kind of super-macho, better than S
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Joel
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-history
An often hair-raising, heroic and insightful, boots-on-the-ground look at the Vietnam War with all its mystery, sadness, heroism, carnage, and pointlessness. Brennan gives a personal account of life in the Army both in rear and in the thick of terrible battle with an elite combat unit where losing friends and comrades is a daily part of life. He spent almost 4 years total in Vietnam. He got out of the Army for a while and was unable to readjust and returned to the Vietnam that haunted him in his ...more
Christopher Taylor
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Its difficult to understand how powerful this book is and how important until you get a chance to sit down and read it. There are a lot of books about Vietnam out there, but perhaps because this is the first really serious first-hand account I ever read, this one is the best I know of. It is the story of a 1st Air Cav soldier in the Vietnam War almost from the very first days the USA was involved until it all fell to pieces and it traces the hopeful and potent beginnings to the horrible collapse ...more
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