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A Patch of Ground
A Patch of Ground

A Patch of Ground

Khe Sanh Remembered

HISTORY

200 Pages, 6.54 x 9.0

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (CA $24.00) (US $17.95)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9781555716431

Rights: WOR

Hellgate Press (Jan 2010)

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Overview

A poignant, often humorous, recollection of the siege of Khe Sanh—a pivotal turning point in the American war in Vietnam. Under constant bombardment from the enemy, Mike Archer and his cadre of fellow nineteen-year-old Marines--Orr, Pig, Old Woman and Savage, just to name a few--managed to survive and, in the process, learn about manhood, sacrifice and the darkest recesses of fear and loneliness. Includes numerous photos, maps and provides a detailed history of the battle for Khe Sanh.

Author Biography

MICHAEL ARCHER grew up in northern California and served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam during 1967-1968. His books include A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered, an acclaimed first-person account of the infamous seventy-seven-day siege of that American combat base; A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio, about one of Nevada's most courageous, honorable and admired citizens; and The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling the author's search for answers to a friend's mysterious death at Khe Sanh. Michael lives in Reno and, in addition to his writing, is a staff member with the Senate Committee on Finance at the Nevada State Legislature.