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            Dreaming the Enemy
              

            Dreaming the Enemy (Paperback)

            By Metzenthen, David

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Two young Vietnam War veterans who fought on opposing sides return home, struggling to recover from their experience. A moving story of trauma, resilience and the challenging road to recovery.

            ISBN 9781760112257
            Published AU 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            The Mountains Sing
             

            The Mountains Sing (Hardback)

            By Que Mai, Nguyen Phan

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            A sweeping, evocative family saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century Viet Nam

            ISBN 9781786079220
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Shell

            Shell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Olsson, Kristina

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
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            A big, bold and hauntingly beautiful story that captures a defining moment in Australia's history. Everywhere he looked he saw what Utzon saw. The drama of harbour and horizon, and at night, the star-clotted sky. It held the shape of the possible, of a promise made and waiting to... be kept ... In 1965 as Danish architect Jorn Utzon's striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. Journalist Pearl Keogh, exiled to the women's pages after being photographed at an anti-war protest, is desperate to find her two missing brothers and save them from the draft. Axel Lindquist, a visionary young glass artist from Sweden, is obsessed with creating a unique work that will do justice to Utzon's towering masterpiece. In this big, bold and hauntingly beautiful portrait of art and life, Shell captures a world on the brink of seismic change though the eyes of two unforgettable characters caught in the eye of the storm. And reminds us why taking a side matters. Praise for Shell `A luminous look at a city at a time of change, a time when the building of the Sydney Opera House was a reach for greatness.' The New York Times `Olsson's writing is beautiful, captivating, and is enough in itself to recommend this book ... Her descriptions are vivid, evocative.' New York Journal of Books `A classic in the making.' Australian Financial Review `A shimmering love letter to Sydney, with the husk of the emerging Opera House its beating heart ... Required reading' Australian Women's Weekly
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            ISBN 9781925685336
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            350 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Odd Angry Shot

            The Odd Angry Shot (Paperback)

            By Nagle, William; Introduction by Ham, Paul

            • RRP: $12.99
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            The Odd Angry Shot is the seminal account of Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War. Brief and bracing, tragic yet darkly funny, it portrays a close-knit group of knockabout SAS fighters: their mateship, homesickness and fears; their practical jokes, drinking and fighting.

            ISBN 9781922079718
            Published AU 20 Mar 2013
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Text Classics
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            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Count Your Dead

            Count Your Dead (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First published in 1968 by Angus and Robertson Publishers)

            By Rowe, John

            • RRP: $25.00
            • $22.50
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            COUNT YOUR DEAD is the first novel written about the Vietnam War by a professional soldier. John Rowe served in Vietnam as an Australian Major attached to the 173rd US Airborne Brigade and as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Australian Task Force. A fictional story with dram...a, violence, strong characters and poignant moments.
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            ISBN 9781743323588
            Published AU 1 Dec 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            18 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Uncertain Fate: An Australian SAS Patrol in Vietnam
             

            Uncertain Fate: An Australian SAS Patrol in Vietnam (Paperback, Re-issue)

            By Brammer, Graham

            • RRP: $19.99
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            A fictional story of an Australian SAS patrol in Vietnam, based on real events. It underlines the high standard of teamwork, camaraderie and soldier skills required to be a patrol member.

            ISBN 9781864487930
            Published AU 1 Jul 1998
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime

            Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Woods, Tess

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. Three unforgettable stories. Free-spirited hippie, Jess James, never intended to fall for a soldier who's headed to war. Twenty years later her conservative daughter, Jamie, finds love in the arms of a man who will never gi...ve the her the stability she craves. When Jamie's teenage daughter, CJ, brings home trouble in the form of the coolest guy at school, the worlds of these women are turned upside down. Spanning the trauma of the Vietnam War to today's epidemic of teenage self-harm, from the bright lights of the Nashville music scene to the tragedy of drug addiction and incurable illness, Love and Other Battles is the heart-wrenching story of three generations of Australian women, who learn that true love is not always where you seek it. If you loved The Notebook, this is a story for you. PRAISE 'Tess Woods has written a timeless story of love's strength and endurance. A must-read for all fiction lovers' Cheryl Akle, Director, Better Reading 'Tess Woods writes with unusual intensity about relationships between men and women. There are few authors who can dramatise high-voltage sexual attraction in the way that she does.' Rosie de Courcy, UK editor of Colleen McCullough, Maeve Binchy, and Kate Kerrigan
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            ISBN 9781460756942
            Published AU 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            532 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Ambassador
             

            The Ambassador (Paperback)

            By West, Morris

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Out of every international crisis comes at least one great book. The Ambassador is acclaimed for its insights into the political wheeling and dealing behind the scenes in the early days of the Vietnam War.

            ISBN 9781760297619
            Published AU 23 Aug 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Stalking Horse
             

            The Stalking Horse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knight, David

            • RRP: $52.50
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            This novel is set mainly in Australia in the late 1960s and the 1970s; a time characterised by social upheaval, organised crime supported by corrupt figures in positions of power, increased drug taking and the technological changes brought about by the emergence of smaller and fa...ster computers. The Vietnam War divided the country and led to increasingly sophisticated channels of drug smuggling not just in Australia, but throughout the world. And the CIA, using Air America, was part of the supply chain. Against this backdrop, Jack and Terry, both aged 20, are the two main protagonists in the novel. They have grown up in a working class neighbourhood in Newcastle, with Terryas parents being alcoholics and drug addicts. Their common love for surf lifesaving is increasingly the only thing that links them. But as their lives progress, the pair choose widely diverging paths a" Jack plunging into the new world of computers at University, and Terry into increasingly risky links to organised crime and the Heroin trade coming out of the Golden Triangle in Asia. But despite a growing antipathy towards each other, their lives keep intersecting, firstly in Vietnam as National Servicemen, then later in connection with the Nugan Hand Bank, a shady financial institution based in Australia but with tentacles spreading across the world. As the clashes between Terry and Jack grow more heated, this impacts on friends, lovers and family. One thing is for sure - no one will be the same afterward.
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            ISBN 9781922238535
            Published AU 1 Jul 2016
            Publisher Dennis Jones & Associates
            Interest Age General Audience
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            20 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Things They Carried
             

            The Things They Carried (Paperback, New edition)

            By O'Brien, Tim

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            A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed....
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            ISBN 9780006543947
            Released AU 4 Jul 1991
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Flamingo
            Availability
            54 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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