Sappers in the Wire

Sappers in the Wire : The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann

4.26 (63 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?


This dramatic narrative recounts the last high-casualty U.S. action in the Vietnam War. Military leaders and historians have attributed the disaster to a dereliction of duty in the ranks, but Nolan's interviews and research in declassified documents reveal that the 1971 incident had much in common with any surprise attack in which the officers are killed outright. He presents an intimate look at soldiers who performed in exemplary fashion under terrible circumstances.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.22mm | 367.41g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 14 b&w photos, 2 maps, index
  • 1585446432
  • 9781585446438
  • 783,022

Review quote

"... a terrific battle book." - Publishers Weekly"
show more

About Keith William Nolan

Keith William Nolan has published six previous books on the Vietnam War, including Operation Buffalo and The Magnificent Bastards. As a reviewer of one of his books said, "Nolan is a master of the personal interview. . . . He has the uncanny ability to convey not merely facts, but feelings." Nolan lives and writes in Webster Groves, Missouri.
show more

Rating details

63 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 44% (28)
4 38% (24)
3 17% (11)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X