Mit Musik geht alles besser:Strategien psychischer Einflussnahme über die Musik in den propagandistischen Unterhaltungsfilmen des Dritten Reichs und Hollywoods . 1., Aufl. Binh Nguyen
Mit Musik geht alles besser:Strategien psychischer Einflussnahme über die Musik in den propagandistischen Unterhaltungsfilmen des Dritten Reichs und Hollywoods Binh Nguyen
The short stories contained in The Many Deaths of Comrade Binh are fiction. This does not, however, mean they aren´t true. Retired naval officer Kenneth Levin readily admits to some artistic license, but each tale is based on actual events that occurred during the Vietnam War. Twice wounded in the line of duty, Levin remembers the horrors of war all too well. He draws inspiration from his own experiences and those of comrades, allies, and mercenaries as well as civilians and members of the North Vietnamese army. Levin never forgets how deeply war affects both combatants and bystanders or how battle sometimes forces humans to act inhumanely. Many of his stories are capable of moving you to tears - or disturbing enough to keep you up at night. At the same time, humanity has a knack for survival even in wartime, a truth reflected in Levin´s stories of humor, irony, and love.Despite being war stories, The Many Deaths of Comrade Binh never glorifies war. Levin knows his subject too well to romanticize battle or mistake jingoism for patriotism. Comparable to Bao Ninh´s The Sorrow of War, Levin´s stories are about the terrifying impact of war on ordinary people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny T. Levin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044357/bk_acx0_044357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the 60-day siege of An Loc. In 1972, late in the Vietnam War, a small group of South Vietnamese held off three North Vietnamese divisions and helped prevent a direct attack on Saigon. The battle can be considered one of the major events during the gradual American exit from Vietnam. An advisor to the South Vietnamese during the battle, Willbanks places the battle in the context of the shifting role of the American forces and a policy decision to shift more of the burden of fighting the war onto the Vietnamese troops. He presents an overview of the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, a plan to press forward the attack on US and ARVN positions throughout the country, including Binh Long province and Saigon. The North Vietnamese hoped to strike a decisive blow at a time when most American troops were being withdrawn. The heart of Willbanks´s account concentrates on the fighting in Binh Long province, Saigon, and the siege of An Loc. It concludes with a discussion of the Paris peace talks, the significance of the fighting at An Loc, and the eventual fall of South Vietnam. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Craig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060839/bk_acx0_060839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new commander of the Company E, 52d Infantry LRRPs, Capt. George Paccerelli, was tough, but the men´s new AO was brutal. It was bad enough that the provinces of Binh Long, Phuoc Long, and Tay Ninh bordered enemy-friendly Cambodia, but their vast stretches of double- and triple-canopy jungle were also home to four crack enemy divisions, including the Viet Cong´s notorious 95C Regiment. Only the long-range patrols could deliver the critical strategic intelligence that the 1st Cav so desperately needed. Outmanned, outgunned, far from safety, these LRRPs stalked the enemy to his lair, staging bold prisoner snatches and tracking down hidden jungle bases. Hiding in ambush, surrounded by NVA, these teams either pulled off spectacular escape-and-evasion maneuvers in running firefights - or died trying. Former LRRP Kregg Jorgenson provides a gripping account of ordinary men with extraordinary courage and heroism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000395/bk_bant_000395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy February day in 2011, 62-year-old Cindy Sweet receives a Facebook message from a dead man - Warrant Officer Ryan Quinlan, who supposedly died in Vietnam 40 years earlier. He´d been Cindy´s fiancé before an RPG took out his Dustoff chopper, killing all aboard. Cindy, a young combat nurse at the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, had been devastated by her loss but, with no other choice, had served out her year in Vietnam - and even found love again. Incense & Peppermints is a novel about patriotism, loyalty, enduring love, unimaginable courage, and devastating loss. It´s the story of one woman´s year in a war zone during the most unpopular war in US history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064899/bk_acx0_064899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.