Military history

Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969

Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969

Author Keith William Nolan is an acclaimed chronicler of the American soldier and marine in Vietnam. Here he recounts the 7th Marine Regiment and the 196th Brigade of the Army's "Americal" Division battle with North Vietnamese southwest of Da Nang in 1969. Nolan not only covers combat operations, but also reflects the larger issues of drug abuse, racism, and shifting morality in American society.

Part 1: The Grunts

Chapter 1: You Could Feel the Ghosts

Chapter 2: The Arizona

Chapter 3: Contact

Chapter 4: What Marines Do Best

Chapter 5: Hounds Too Fast on the Hunt

Part 2: Gimlets and Polar Bears

Chapter 6: Landing Zone West

Chapter 7: Ambush

Chapter 8: Hot CA Into AK Valley

Chapter 9: Body Bags

Chapter 10: I Am Sorry, Sir, But My Men Refused To Go

Part 3: Death Valley

Chapter 11: Surrounded

Chapter 12: Running

Chapter 13: Enter The Marines

Chapter 14: Counterattack

Chapter 15: The Lost Battalion

Chapter 16: Sitting Ducks

Chapter 17: Buzz-Saw

Chapter 18: Realignment

Chapter 19: And, Finally, Rendezvous

Chapter 20: Finish

Chapter 21: Continuum