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    DescriptionAt the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to strike. They had only one enemy: U.S. soldiers small and wiry enough to maneuver through the guerrillas' narrow domain. The brave souls who descended into these hellholes were known as "tunnel rats." Armed with only pistols and K-bar knives, these men inched their way through the steamy darkness where any number of horrors could be awaiting them-bullets, booby traps, a tossed grenade. Using firsthand accounts from men and women on both sides who fought and killed in these underground battles, authors Tom Mangold and John Penycate provide a gripping inside look at this fearsome combat. The Tunnels of Cu Chi""is a war classic of unbearable tension and unforgettable heroes.


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    Title
    The Tunnels of Cu Chi
    Subtitle
    A Harrowing Account of America's "Tunnel Rats" in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Mangold, By (author) John Penycate
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 299
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780891418696
    ISBN 10: 0891418695
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    DC21: 959.7
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070
    DC22: 959.7
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 959.704/34
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110
    LC classification: DS559.9.C8 M36 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHWR9
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB, 1FMV
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQS-US-Q
    Publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Presidio Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Tom Mangold has been an investigative reporter with BBC TV and a reporter for the Sunday Mirror and the Daily Express. As a war correspondent, he covered Vietnam, two Middle East wars, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. His first book, The File on the Tsar, was an international bestseller. John Penycate is a journalist who has reported regularly for BBC TV's weekly public affairs shows The Money Programme and Panorama and has interviewed major political and business leaders. He lectures at the journalism schools of London and Westminster universities. A resident of London, Penycate is active in institutes and societies concerned with the media and public affairs.
    Review quote
    "A claustrophobic but fascinating tale." -The Wall Street Journal "Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought." -The New York Times "Gripping . . . highly recommended." -The Philadelphia Inquirer "Remarkable." -The Washington Post