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The Resource 13/13, Vietnam : search and destroy, by Gordon Baxter

13/13, Vietnam : search and destroy, by Gordon Baxter

Label
13/13, Vietnam : search and destroy
Title
13/13, Vietnam
Title remainder
search and destroy
Statement of responsibility
by Gordon Baxter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the thirteenth day of February 1966, we lost thirteen good men during an ""incident"" at the village of Tha Binh, Vietnam. Mr. Baxter, reporter/photographer, was there and recorded the minutiae of the action with painful accuracy. But in essence this is a protest against the protesters, the draft-card burners who were not there, who can't know what it's all about. And this theme is prevalent from the time of Mr. Baxter's arrival in Saigon, the ""open city"" where ""men on leave, from both sides, go..."" This city has its own ground rules for survival, i.e., ""Don't sit in the front booth at the bar. Sit in the back. When they roll the grenade in, it just gets the front customers."" He gives a sketch of the political history of Vietnam; discusses our reasons for being there... and staying. He personalizes the flying crews...men with seven Purple Hearts, the MedCAP operatives, the South Vietnamese merchants and blackmarketeers. Then there is his reaction to the ""search and destroy"" mission that took them knowingly into a cross-fire death trap. Photographs accompany every step, and they are occasionally stunning. The author can consider his mission accomplished.
Cataloging source
YNG
Dewey number
959.7/04/0222
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary URI
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/gordon-baxter/1313-vietnam-search-and-destroy/
Label
13/13, Vietnam : search and destroy, by Gordon Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A photographic essay"--Jacket
Contents
Introduction by Chet Huntley -- Prologue -- A time and a place -- The war -- Operation MedCAP -- Phase I -- Search and destroy -- The buyers -- For the record -- Epilogue
Control code
717485
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
120 p.
Lccn
67013129
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Book jacket chipped. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
13/13, Vietnam : search and destroy, by Gordon Baxter
Publication
Note
"A photographic essay"--Jacket
Contents
Introduction by Chet Huntley -- Prologue -- A time and a place -- The war -- Operation MedCAP -- Phase I -- Search and destroy -- The buyers -- For the record -- Epilogue
Control code
717485
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
120 p.
Lccn
67013129
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Book jacket chipped. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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