Ken Jordan's latest book has been released: MARINES UNDER FIRE, Alpha 1/1 from Con Thien to Hue City to Khe Sanh.
Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, known as Alpha 1/1, fought in Vietnam. Their story takes you from January 1967 to the siege at Con Thien, to Quang Tri, to the street and building-to-building fighting in the battle of Hue City at the start of the Tet offensive, to helping break the siege at Khe Sanh in April 1968. It encompasses the mayhem, the chaos, the death and destruction, and, yes, even the humor that comes with war, as seen through the eyes of the Marines in this division and told in their words. They were fighting their own war, a war that was directly in front of them, trying to keep their buddies and themselves alive. As renowned author Stephen E. Ambrose said, his mentors taught him to let his characters speak for themselves. I agree wholeheartedly. After all, they were the ones who were there.
If you are interested in this book contact Ken.
The regular retail price is $34.95. You can purchase an autographed copy for $23.50 + $3.00 S&H.
Contact Ken at: 440-946-0020 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"When The River Dreams" and subtitled: "The Life of Marine Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez." Author: John W. Flores.
ISBN # 1-4259-7089-3. Published by Authorhouse, of Bloomington, Indiana, October 2006. An introduction by Texas State Senator Juan Hinojosa, who played football against Freddy in high school on a rival team. Hinojosa was also a Marine sergeant in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, but in another area of Vietnam.
Battle for Hue Tet 68 by Keith W. Nolan
This book explains the battle for Hue City during the Tet 68 Offensive. A very good overview on what was happening, where and why.