Volume 4 of Our Vietnam Wars has now joined the first three volumes in the top 50 of the Amazon and Kindle books on the Vietnam War. That is a real plus and shows the extent to which these stories of now 240 Vietnam veterans contained in the four volumes have resonated with readers, both veterans and nonveterans. These are not “war books.” They are the stories of the men and women who served, where they came from, their background and training, their experiences and memories during their time in Vietnam, and most importantly, but they did after they came home.
These are real stories told by real people, in their own words, 100 veterans, men and women, caught up in an all too real war. From the Delta to the DMZ, come walk in their boots. If you were there, you understand. If you weren’t, grab a copy and you will, because they’re like Doritos. Try a few and you won’t be able to stop.
The Vietnam War dominated my generation and affected so many lives in so many different ways. Some of us were drafted. Some enlisted. Some became war heroes, intentional or not, but most of us were just trying to survive. Most books on the war, and there are many good ones, only tell one persons experiences in one unit during one year. These books do much more. Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard, American, Australian, or New Zealanders, Vietnam was all about luck, good or bad. And there were hundreds of different wars depending on where you were, the year you were there, your service, branch, unit, rank, job, and race. Whether we were nurses, helicopter pilots, infantryman, Rangers, clerk typists, combat medics, engineers, MPs, Platoon Leaders, sailors on riverine patrols up the rivers, artillerymen, or cooks, from 1956 to 1976 from the Delta to the DMZ, these stories tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place, how it changed us, and what we did after we came home.
Check them out. I think you’ll find them the most important books will read this year.
William F Brown is the author of nine action adventure and suspense novels on Kindle, including the highly successful Bob Burke series, and Our Vietnam Wars, Volumes 1 thru 4, personal stories of the veterans who served there. His ministry and suspense novels include ‘The Undertaker,’ ‘Amongst My Enemies,’ ‘Thursday at Noon,’ ‘Aim True, My Brothers,’ ‘Winner Lose All,’ and ‘The Cold War Trilogy,’ as well as Burke’s War, Burke’s Gamble, and Burke’s Revenge. You can check them out on my web site https://billbrownthrillernovels.com/ and enjoy!