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Vietnam; Even God is Against Us (Inscribed By the Author : I Said I Would Bring You a Book. Surprise! Signed with Letter Laid in)
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Vietnam; Even God is Against Us (Inscribed By the Author : I Said I Would Bring You a Book. Surprise! Signed with Letter Laid in)

By Deuel, Austin

(Escondito, CA; 1988): Impressions West. First Edition. Quarto. 146 pages, Austin Dueel was assigned to be a combart artistLaid in is letter from author "found the middle class interesting, sort of like the VD films, we were shown before libery in the Marines. It didn't shorten the lives at the Whore Hanoi. It does when your older! Out of hundred only two blacks so they can't claim a social fowl. A.D.

$100.00

Hearts in Atlantis, Signed By the Author with Original Mailing Envelope, Barry Melton, Etc.
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Hearts in Atlantis, Signed By the Author with Original Mailing Envelope, Barry Melton, Etc.

By King, Stephen

New York; (1999): Scribner. First Edition. Octavo. 523 pages. Inscribed: by the author "To Ron Combest--Here's the Vietnam book, Hope you like it. [includes his peace symbol', Stephen King 3/14/00. This is a novel that Kirkus Reviews calls King's masterpiece. Enclosed documents Letter I: February 25, 2000 to Stephen King on Mendocino County Superior Court letterhead, with a story of the correspondence between the Mendocino Judge and the note from Barry Melton. The Judge, Ronald R. Combest, notes what Stephen King had written in the back of the paperback edition of Bag of Bones "I was a child of the sixties, a child of Viet Nam as well, and have all through my career wished I could write about those times and those events from the Fish Cheer [note the original in concerts changed the three last letters F-I-S-H)...Barry ("the Fish") Melton, who was then with County Joe and the Fish, did the Fish Cheer at Woodstock. Barry is currently the Yolo County Public Defender, and has been a good friend for many years--somewhat ironic in that I was an Infantry Platoon Leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam when Woodstock happened. He then asks him to inscribe a copy for Barry Melton which Stephen King does. Letter II: [same letterhead] March 18, 2000, notes he has received the Bag of Bones his notes to Barry "the Fish" Melton. He goes onto thank the author for all the contributions. Letter III; Enveloped and Card from Barry Melton to Hon. Ron Combest, Judge, Superior Court of Mendocino County, etc On his personal stationary card, May 8, 2000, he writes; "Dear Ron, .."I want to express my heartfelt thanks at such magnificent gifts [the two books signed by Stephen King] which go a step beyond most gifts I've received in my life. You are, indeed, a treasured friend, Barry." Finally, there is the large mailing envelope in which was mailed from King's Longboast Key, Florida address [where he was still recovering from the accident that took place on June 19, 1999]. A further insight into what the author's sentiments were in the Vietnam era with Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish and his feelings forty years after Woodstock. Bound in 1/4 black cloth over light blue paper covered boards, spine lettering red, bottom corners bumper, near fine in fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.

$1375.00

The Dial;  Hill School, 1964 [Oliver Stone]
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The Dial; Hill School, 1964 [Oliver Stone]

Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Hill School, 1964. Quarto. 276p. with supplement (16 leaves) covering Spring Semester. The Hill School has always been one of the premier private schools with a list of distinguished alumni. He was sent away to attend the school while his parents were having conflicts before their divorce. This covers the Sixth Form (equivalent to the 12th Grade in public schools) where Oliver Stone [known also as "Bill" and "Stony"] has a very active senior year. Besides the mention of all the clubs he was part of, it has those in which he was most prominent from three pictures while on the Tennis team (two of which are action shots) to the USS (Home Room) where he is holding up a Playboy Magazine in the group picture. On Junior Prize Day (p. 222-223), he won the Current Affairs and Excellence in History awards. He was a leader in the Hill Christian Association which served charities in the area and the English club where he wrote a paper they noted on Edward Albee and John Osbourne (both in which he is pictured). He also was the Treasurer for the Press Club and the Classics Club where he is also pictured. The Spring Supplement which is included here notes he won a prize for Excellence in English and was elected to the Cum Laude Society. Finally, the April-May part of the supplement, he warns [in jest] putting your arm around a girl's waste at school functions is bad form. There are at least ten pictures where he is identified. A fascinating item. After graduation he attended Yale but dropped out and as a fluent speaker of French went to Saigon in 1965 where he taught English in South Vietnam. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967 where he served with the 2nd Platoon, B company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry. He was wounded twice was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism, the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and many other awards. In 1984 he won the Academy Award as the Director of the film Platoon based on many of his experiences.

$175.00

On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context
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On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context

By Summers, Harry G., Jr.

Carlisle Barracks, PA; nd(ca. 1981): Strategic Studies institute. First Edition. Octavo. 137pp. Excellent short-summary of objectives and conflicts of U.S Military involvement in the Vietnam War. Written by an associate with Strategic Studies Institute and organized into 2-4 page briefs, with footnotes. "One thing we did not "intend to achieve" was victory.....only trying "to cause them to mend their ways". Selected bibliography. Index. Bound in green paper wraps lettered in black. Near fine.

$37.00

Pig Iron #12; Viet Nam Flashbacks
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Pig Iron #12; Viet Nam Flashbacks

By Villani, Jim and Rose Sayre, editors

Youngstown, OH: Pig Iron Press, 1984. First Edition. Quarto. This is # 12 of the Pig Iron series. 96pp. Poems, stories, and personal writing from-the-field. Personal photographs of the Viet Nam experience. Bound in pictorial stapled wraps.

$27.00

Documents of the 12th Executive Committee Session of the Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization
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Documents of the 12th Executive Committee Session of the Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

By El-Sebai, Youssef

Np: (the Permanent Secretariat of the AAPSO; August, 1973), 1973. Small Octavo. 266pp. This book contains three main agendas:Development of the anti-imperialist struggle of the Afro-Asian peoples. Second: Latest developments in Asian, Arab and African countries and lastly, Consolidation of A.A.P.S.O. Political and organizational action. A time table has been laid out. Then, each countries evaluation based on their present needs. Bound in light blue cloth stamped in gilt, spine plain, original pictorial wrappers bound in, pages toned. A very good copy.

$75.00

Sympathy for the Devil
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Sympathy for the Devil

By Anderson, Kent

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1987. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. Signed by the author on the title page. 350pp. A taunt, often riviting portrayal of the Vietnam war. The scarce first book by the author of "Night Dogs." Bound in back paper covered boards backed in black cloth, spine lettering gilt. A near fine copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.

$50.00

Viet Nam Nhu'ng Su Kien 1945 - 1986
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Viet Nam Nhu'ng Su Kien 1945 - 1986

By Vien, Su Hoc

Ha Noi: Khoa Hoc Xa Hoi, 1990. Thick Octavo. Vietnamese text. 828pp. The history of Viet Nam, including wars with France, the United States, and others. Bound in stiff paper wraps printed in red, black and gold, spine lettering red and black. A very good copy with some rubbing to binding.

$40.00