Two reference books about the language and words of the Vietnam War have just arrived:
Words of the Vietnam War by Gregory R. Clark – $28.95
In the Field: The Language of the Vietnam War by Linda Reinberg – $38.75
Both books are packed with definitions and explanations of acronyms, nicknames, brand names, technical terms, and slang from the Vietnam War. You can browse through these at our store or purchase online.
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