DEATH VALLEY: SUMMER OFFENSIVE, I CORPS, VIETNAM 1969. U.S. MARINES and ARMY infantry battle the NVA communists during a time of drug abuse and racial problems.
DEATH VALLEY: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, 1969. 7th Marine Regiment (1st Marine Division) and the US Army's 196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE/196th LIB (Americal Division). By Vietnam War historian and author, Keith William Nolan.
The 196th Infantry Bde. and the USMC's 7th Marine Regiment tackle the NVA's 2nd Division in the mountains and valleys southwest of Da Nang. This was the first major engagement after the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and it occurred when drug abuse, race relations and shifting morality were endemic in American society and its military. As in his other books, Nolan captures the stark reality of combat so that the sounds and smells of the battlefield almost leap out from the printed page. 324 pages, maps, photos.