Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of Word and Film


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Publish Date
November 30, 2018
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Marc Yablonka is a military journalist and author. He has written for Stars and Stripes, Soldier of Fortune, Army Times, and previously worked for ABC, Reuters, and the Los Angeles Times. His interest in reporting on matters of military and aviation history is evidenced by 27 years of writing on the Vietnam War and its aftermath. He also served as a Public Affairs Officer (CWO-2) with the 40th Infantry Division Support Brigade and the Installation Support Group, California State Military Reserve, at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, between 2001 and 2008.


"Journalist Yablonka (Distant War) fills a void with this valuable collection of profiles of 35 American military journalists of varied sorts who plied their trade during the Vietnam War. [...] This work shines light on the all-but-forgotten role of American military bΓ‘o chΓ­ (press in Vietnamese) and fleshes out the history of Vietnam War journalism and journalists."--Publishers Weekly
"Vietnam Bao Chi isn't for everyone because of its repetition and level of detail. But that was the mission of military correspondents: to provide context and details that arguably escaped recognition by civilian reporters."--Vietnam Veterans Of America: VVA
"Marc Yablonka's Vietnam Bao Chi stands alone among the scores of books written by and about American journalists who covered the Vietnam War. This unique and valuable book offers a revealing window into the little-known wartime lives of military journalists and correspondents who covered the war--often at great peril--for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard. Their experiences were many and varied, but they all are intriguing and often eye-opening. Highly recommended."--The VVA Veteran Magazine
"Other Vietnam histories provide dates and events or trace personal experience alone. Followers of Vietnam War history would do well to consult Autopsy of an Unwinnable War above most others: its ability to synthesize the extent of political, social, military, and personal experience for a clearer, bigger picture of why Vietnam was an impossible conflict all along makes it a winning, engrossing study that should be on the shelves of any definitive Vietnam War collection."--Midwest Book Review
"Among the civilian journalists their military counterparts were fortunate enough to know were the likes of Catherine Leroy, Eddie Adams, and Nick Ut. Some of the military journalist in this book continued into civilian journalism, and some went in other directions. But they did a difficult and also dangerous job with skill and dedication worthy of our admiration. VIETNAM BAO CHI: Warriors of Word and Film tells some of the most interesting stories of the war, told by people who were able to see it with a wide and unique perspective."
--Special Forces Association Magazine
Vietnam_ Bao Chi is an outstanding book that is equally adept at informing and entertaining...Vietnam Bao Chi is unquestionably an important addition to the body of knowledge regarding the Vietnam War.
--Rick Baillergeon "On Point: The Journal of Army History, Volume 25 Issue 1 "