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Grunt Slang in Vietnam: Words of the War

by Gordon L. Rottman Author

A US Army vet who participated in the Vietnam War, Gordon Rottman learned to speak the mishmash military slang of the time and region. He catalogs it all in this readable book, providing an encyclopedia of the language of the time and annotations about its context, especially the changing political climate and narratives about the war back home. Fascinating as a reminder for those who were there or a first-hand document for historians of the era.