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Ride the Thunder A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph

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ISBN-10: 193507105X

ISBN-13: 9781935071051

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Botkin

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InRide the Thunder, Richard Botkin breaks new ground in telling the heroic story of a few American and Vietnamese Marines who fought brilliantly and turned the tide of the Vietnam War, only to have policymakers surrender the battlefield. Botkin recounts the exploits of the American Marines and their Vietnamese allies who were largely responsible for thwarting the North Vietnamese invasion of the northern portions of South Vietnam-known as the 'Easter Offensive of 1972' in the West3that was intended to bring the nation to its knees. These are the men who 'rode the thunder' and almost saved a nation. Botkin tells the story of Captain John Ripley's daring raid to destroy the Dong Ha Bridge;…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
Red Tide
Drawing the Bamboo Curtain
Captain Ripley-Lima Six
Suicide Squeeze
Lima Company Moves Out
Ripley's Raiders
Little Bit of Heaven...and then Straight Back to Hell
The End of the Beginning
1968 Beginning of the End
Tet Offensive Opening Rounds
Hearts and Minds at Home
Forward Observer with Bravo 1/26
My Lai
Back to Vietnam
Back in the States
Going Back Over
King Kong Lives!
"Talk, Fight. Talk, Fight."
The Easter Offensive
One Link in the Chain
Their Finest Hour
"No Place for a Nice Jewish Boy..."
Easter Morning at Dong Ha
Easter Morning in Saigon
High Noon at Dong Ha
Ripley at the Bridge
A Four-Hour Eternity
The Ongoing View from Dong Ha
"We're about to be Bombed!"
Lonely Bull
Turley Faces MACV
Ongoing Action at Dong Ha
Second Lieutenant Nguyen Luong
Going Home
"Cease Fire"
Operation Homecoming
Operation Frequent Wind
Fall of Saigon
Reeducation
Binh Survives the Bamboo Gulag
American Dreams
Binh the American
Epilogue
Characters
Notes
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index