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West Dickens Avenue: A Marine at Khe Sanh
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Presidio Pr
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780891418351
ISBN-10 0891418350
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
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Summary
A Marine survivor of the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh describes the efforts of the 26th Marine Regiment to fend off a force of twenty thousand North Vietnamese soldiers who surrounded and cut off the base at Khe Sanh, detailing the conflict they endured over the course of seventy-seven days. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In January 1968, John Corbett and his fellow leathernecks of the 26th Marine Regiment fortified a remote outpost at a place in South Vietnam called Khe Sanh. Within days of their arrival, twenty thousand North Vietnamese soldiers surrounded the base. What followed over the next seventy-seven days became one of the deadliest fights of the Vietnam War—and one of the greatest battles in military history.

Private First Class Corbett made do with little or no sleep for days on end. The enemy bombarded the base incessantly. Extremes of heat, cold, and fog added to the misery, as did all manner of wounds and injuries too minor to justify evacuation from frontline positions. The emotional toll was tremendous as the Marines saw their friends suffer and die every day of the siege. Corbett relates these experiences through the eyes of a twenty-year-old but with the mind and maturity of a man now in his fifties. His story of life, death, and growing up on the front lines at Khe Sanh speaks for all of the Marines caught up in the epic siege of the Vietnam War.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Presidio Pr (February 1, 2003)
9780891417859 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A Marine survivor of the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh describes the efforts of the 26th Marine Regiment to fend off a force of twenty thousand North Vietnamese soldiers who surrounded and cut off the base at Khe Sanh.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Presidio Pr (February 1, 2004)
9780891418351 | details & prices | 272 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A Marine survivor of the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh describes the efforts of the 26th Marine Regiment to fend off a force of twenty thousand North Vietnamese soldiers who surrounded and cut off the base at Khe Sanh.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Eric Conger (other contributor) | from Random House (February 1, 2004)
9780739310298 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.99
About: A Marine survivor of the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh describes the efforts of the 26th Marine Regiment to fend off a force of twenty thousand North Vietnamese soldiers who surrounded and cut off the base at Khe Sanh.

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