Hamburger Hill

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Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969

By: Samuel Zaffiri

Publisher: Presidio Press (January 15, 2000)

Pages: 328 pages

Publication: Trade Paperback / 6 December 1999

Edition: New edition printed 2000. ISBN: 0-89141-289-1.

Series: Brutal Battle for Dong AP Bia, May 11-20, 1969

ISBN: 0891417060 | 978-0891417064


History – Military – Vietnam War

The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War.

This masterful account tells of the ten days of incredibly bloody fighting in the Vietnam battle known to history as the human meat grinder called Hamburger Hill.

The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War. On May 10, 1969, Army, Marine Corps, and ARVN forces kicked off Operation Apache Snow.

It was finally time to clean out the notorious A Shau Valley. The next day, elements of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, made initial contact with NVA…

In 1969 the U.S. command was determined to suppress NVA activity in the A Shau Valley. This blow-by-blow account captures the courage, the costly mistakes and the griping fury of the battle for Ap Bia Mountain–renamed “Hamburger Hill” by the men who lived through it.

Based on extensive interviews with Westmoreland and those involved in his life and career, this is the first full-length biography of one of the most important military leaders of our time. From his family roots in South Carolina to his role as Commander of American Forces in Vietnam and beyond, this book offers readers the complete picture of…

As commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, General William C. Westmoreland was point man for an increasingly unpopular war and eventually was cast as the scapegoat for its failures. Samuel Zaffiri offers readers a complete look at Westmoreland–the man, his life, and the war that is synonymous with his name. 


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