Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967
  • Alternative view 1 of Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967
  • Alternative view 2 of Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967

Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967

5.0 4
by Otto J. Lehrack
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

“Oh, yes,” a retired NVA officer matter-of-factly declared to former U.S. Marine Otto J. Lehrack. “In the

…  See more details below

Overview

“Oh, yes,” a retired NVA officer matter-of-factly declared to former U.S. Marine Otto J. Lehrack. “In the Que Son Valley in 1967, we killed more Americans than at any time or place during the war.” Road of 10,000 Pains, which takes its name from The Iliad, is an epic oral history of Vietnam's bloodiest campaign, fought for seven months in a series of battles, most within four miles of each other, along Route 534. In October 1967, orders came down to the 2nd North Vietnamese Army Division commanding them to join with local Viet Cong units and seize the city of Da Nang in the coming Tet Offensive. When the time came, the division was so battered from its seven-month campaign in the Que Son Valley that it failed to carry out its mission. Only one platoon was to make it inside the city limits of Da Nang. Had it not been for the violent struggles in the valley, Da Nang may have suffered the same fate as the city of Hue.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Road of 10,000 Pains is a very good book. And its author is not only a good writer, but a wise one who, having interviewed countless veterans of the fighting, provides the necessary narration that binds it together. His judiciously selected quotes make this account one of the best books about the Vietnam War to date.” —Leatherneck magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760338018
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Edition description:
First
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Road of 10,000 Pains is a very good book. And its author is not only a good writer, but a wise one who, having interviewed countless veterans of the fighting, provides the necessary narration that binds it together. His judiciously selected quotes make this account one of the best books about the Vietnam War to date.” —Leatherneck magazine

Meet the Author

Otto Lehrack is a retired marine, two-tour Vietnam veteran, and the author of three books and many articles. Two of his books were Military Book Club Main Selections, and one of them won the Greene Prize awarded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He lives in Flushing, New York.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >