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Mark Bowden's extremely detailed and visceral look into a critical battle in the Vietnam War, Hue 1968 takes the listener deep into the hearts and minds of every side and faction involved in the controversial conflict.
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In this work from the author of Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden talks about the war in Vietnam, especially the 23-day Battle of Hue. A very carefully and interestingly written book, Hue 1968 stirs the imagination of any listener and nostalgically places you in the battlefields of Hue from the perspective of the locals, the fighters on all sides, the visitors, and the media.
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