Featured Official Review: Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And... [November 2019 Book of the Month]

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Re: Official Review: Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And...

Post by IamShing » 23 Mar 2019, 05:49

Vietnam -- a country so close to where I live in. I appreciate how the book emphasized the war although it was fictional yet it is based on true events. I like the idea.
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Post by fmd1821 » 22 Jul 2019, 08:14

I wasn't sure this book was for me until I read your review. Thank you! Now I'll read it for sure!

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Post by mcdonaldchola » 16 Aug 2019, 07:43

I have watched movies, read and head stories about Vietnam. The way the review has been written gives me more appetite of wanting to read this book.

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Post by ernest mwangemi » 16 Aug 2019, 19:16

Interesting story. I enjoy reading historical books based on war and terror and the effects off the war. I'm sure I will enjoy reading the book.

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Post by Wanja Hannah » 20 Aug 2019, 23:02

It's interesting to get into the battlefield as a reader and get vividly involved. It is an interesting read and I will check it out. Great review.
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Post by Falconcrest » 21 Sep 2019, 02:58

There is never a winner in a . The effects are always devestating and the loss of human life is always disturbing and painful. It would be inlighting to see it from the perspective of the author especially a book theme about the Vietnam war. Thanks for an outstanding review. I will definitely be reading this book.

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Post by Falconcrest » 21 Sep 2019, 03:06

There is never a winner in a war. The effects are always devastating and the loss of human life is always disturbing and painful. It would be in lighting to see it from the perspective of the author especially a book theme about the Vietnam war. Thanks for an outstanding review. I will definitely be reading this book.

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Post by ratpizza » 23 Sep 2019, 19:49

It sounds like a great book. I am a big fan of historical fiction and I really enjoy stories that have realistic characters. It sounds like Deadly Waters does a great job at giving the reader a realistic view of what the aftermath of the Vietnam War was like for soldiers who fought in it. Thank you for your review.

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Post by djr6090 » 24 Sep 2019, 10:00

The book is very timely in light of the VA's efforts to improve their services to veterans. They are still denying medical care to naval vets, never mind that they were straifed with agent orange nightly while on mid watch. My husband was asked to PROVE that he had boots on the ground in the Mei Cong delta, where his ship was, and has still not recieved help with his leukemia

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Post by ValerijaJ » 26 Sep 2019, 05:29

Thank you for a lovely review! We cannot comprehend the horrors of war, but authors like this one try to make us understand. I love stories based on true events, especially when they add a hint of humor. I'm putting this book on my Want To Read list.

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Post by Jachike 1 » 27 Sep 2019, 12:35

The fact that this book is based off true events from the Vietnam war and its aftermath makes it all the more sad. A true reminder that there aren't really any winners in a war — for me at least. Thanks for the review!

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Post by C-obi » 28 Sep 2019, 07:47

Humor mixed with the terrors of war is not something you get to read in books every day. It's quite a rare combination, but worth the read. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Lib - » 28 Sep 2019, 16:06

I have several acquaintences who are veterans of the Vietnam War and served in the US Navy.
Some have lung cancer and are drug addicts because of their exposure to Agent Orange as is
discussed in the book review. My heart is moved by them. This book needed to be written
and reviewed.

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Post by saartjiee1 » 01 Oct 2019, 04:09

I have never really been a fan of war stories but this sounds like a book I would try out. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by spluficvictory » 01 Oct 2019, 09:11

When I saw the name of this book, I expected it to be very intriguing but looking at the review, it went beyond my expectations in the history of interesting true life stories. It's definitely a book I would like to read sometime 😊. Thanks for the compelling review.

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