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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Presidio Pr
Publication date January 5, 2002
Pages 354
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345450265
ISBN-10 0345450264
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 7 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Updated with new material and photographs, this classic memoir of the Vietnam War by the author of No Better Way to Die describes how training, faith, and luck carry Marine machine gunner Johnnie Clark and his buddy, Chan, through months of deadly Vietnam battles. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE.

"Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth.

The Marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes. This new edition of Guns Up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war. The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines.

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Paperback
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from Presidio Pr (January 5, 2002)
9780345450265 | details & prices | 354 pages | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Training, faith, and luck carry Marine machine gunner Johnnie Clark and his buddy, Chan, through months of deadly Vietnam battles.
Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (October 1, 1993)
9780345315076 | details & prices | 4.25 × 4.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Training, faith, and luck carry Marine machine gunner Johnnie Clark and his buddy, Chan, through months of deadly Vietnam battles
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Abridged edition from Random House (January 1, 2002); titled "Guns Up!"
9780553714821 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Describes how training, faith, and luck carried the author, a Marine machine gunner, and his buddy, Chan, through months of deadly Vietnam battles.

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