Sappers in the Wire : The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann
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.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
- 15 Dec 2007
- Texas A & M University Press
- College Station, United States
- 14 b&w photos, 2 maps, index
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30 Dec 2014
"... a terrific battle book." - Publishers Weekly"
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.