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ABC News -- Vietnam: They Were Young and Brave. The ABC "Day One" show, Forrest Sawyer moderating. 1993.

Ansen, David. "Braveheart of Darkness." Newsweek 11 March 2002: 63.

Atkinson, Michael. "Patriot Shame." Village Voice 5 March 2002.

The Battle of Ia Drang Valley (1965)

Battle of the Ia Drang

Boyle, Brenda M. "Rescuing Masculinity: Captivity, Rescue and Gender in American War Narratives." Journal of American Culture 34.2 (2011): 149-60.

Builder, Carl H. , Steven C. Bankes, and Richard Nordin. "No Time For Reflections: Moore at Ia Drang." Command Concepts: A Theory Derived From the Practice of Command and Control. RAND 1999. Chapter 7.

Caputo, Philip. A Rumor of War. New York: Holt, 1996.

Cash, John A., John Albright, and Allan W. Sandstrum. "Fight at Ia Drang." Seven Firefights in Vietnam. Washington: The United States Army Center of Military History, 1970, 1985.

Clarke, E. A. "Ideal Heroes: Nostalgic Constructions of Masculinity in Tigerland and We Were Soldiers." Literature Film Quarterly 34.1 (2006): 19-26.

Coleman, J.D. Pleiku, the Dawn of Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Compendium of reviews

Cunneen, Joseph. "Looking back." National Catholic Reporter 22 March 2002: 14.

Day Under Fire: Vietnam War. National Geographic Channel. 2007

Denby, David. "Good Guys." New Yorker 11 March 2002: 92.

Dittmar, Linda, and Gene Michaud. From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film. Ed. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2000.

Doherty, Tom. "The New War Movies as a Moral Rearmament: Black Hawk Down and We Were Soldiers." Cineaste 27.3 (2002): 4-8.

Ebert, Roger. "We Were Soldiers." Chicago Sun-Times 1 March 2002.

Eberwein, Robert. The War Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2005.

Fitzgerald, John J. "The Battle of the la Drang Valley: A Comparative Analysis of Generals, the Media, and the Soldiers." OAH Magazine of History 18.5 (2004): 37-43.

Front & Center, with John Callaway, October 8, 2005.

Galloway, Joseph L. "Vietnam story: The word was the Ia Drang would be a walk. The word was wrong." U.S. News & World Report 29 October 1990.

Galloway, Joseph L. "Fatal Victory." U.S. News & World Report 29 October. 1990: 32–36.

Galloway, Joseph. "Ia Drang -- The Battle That Convinced Ho Chi Minh He Could Win ." Vietnam 18 October 2010.

Gates, Philippa. "'Fighting the Good Fight': The Real and the Moral in the Contemporary Hollywood Combat Film." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 22.4 (2005): 297-310.

Gwin, S. Lawrence, Jr. "Ambush at Albany." Vietnam October 1990.

Halberstam, David. The Best and the Brightest. New York: Ballantine, 1993.

Hasenauer, Heike. "We Were Soldiers." Soldiers 57.3 (Mar 2002): 26-32.

Haun, Harry. "Man of War: Wallace's We Were Soldiers Recalls Key Vietnam Skirmish." Film Journal International 105.3 (2002): 10-12, 42.

Hellmann, John. American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam. New York: Columbia UP, 1986.

Herr, Michael. Dispatches. 1977. New York: Vintage, 1991.

Howe, Desson. "‘Soldiers': A fresh look at an old war." Washington Post 1 March 2002: T45.

Hunter, Stephen. "‘We were soldiers': Aiming high but hitting the gut." Washington Post 1 March 2002: C1.

Hunter, Stephen. "The director, on a mission; ‘We were soldiers' is personal; Randall Wallace fought to keep it so." Washington Post 3 March 2002: G1.

Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. New York: Penguin, 1997.

Kinnard, Lt. Gen. Harry W. O. "A Victory in the Ia Drang: The Triumph of a Concept." Army September 1967: 71–91.

LaSalle, Mick. "They were heroes / 'We Were Soldiers' shows the full horror of Vietnam and the full humanity of those who fought it." San Francisco Chronicle 1 March 2002.

Lutz, R. C. "Transformation of Trauma without Rehabilitating Failure: The Dual Attempt at Reshaping America's Memory of the War in Viet Nam in Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers." At the Interface: Continuity and Transformation in Culture and Politics. Ed. Joss Hands and Eugenia Siapera. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004.

LZ X-Ray

Mason, Robert. Chickenhawk. New York: Viking Press, 1983.

McManus, John F. "Steadfast fighter for freedom." New American 6 May 2002: 37-39.

Meroney, John. "Vietnam, with less angst and alienation." American Enterprise 13.2 (2002): 50.

Moore, Harold G, and Joseph L. Galloway. We Were Soldiers Once And Young: Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1992.

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. New York, Penguin, 1991.

Petrakis, John. "Soldiers at Work." Christian Century 13-20 March: 47.

Pierce, Charles P. "(Mel) Gibson." Esquire February 2002: 62-69.

Pierce, Kenneth R. "The Battle of the Ia Drang Valley." Military Review. 69.1 (1989): 87-97.

Prats, Armando José. "Last Stand at the Ia Drang Valley: Memory, Mission, and the Shape of Victory in We Were Soldiers." Arizona Quarterly 62.2 (2006): 99-144.

Pribbenow, Merle L. "The Fog of War: the Vietnamese View of the la Drang Battle." Military Review 81.1 (2001): 93-98.

Rollins, Peter C. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.

Russell, Jamie. "We Were Soldiers." Sight and Sound 12.4 (2002): 63-64.

Schaller, Michael. "We Were Soldiers." Journal of American History. 89.3 (2002): 1173-74.

Schogol, Jeff. "LZ Albany: The forgotten battle." The Ruptured Duck: A Blog for Veterans and Those Who Will Be. November 16, 2011.

Scott, A. O. "Early Vietnam, Mission Murky." New York Times 1 March 2002.

Sharrett, Christopher. "Hollywood and the New Militarism." USA Today May 2002: 37.

Smith Jack P. Sandbag For A Machine Gun: Jack P. Smith on the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley and the Legacy of the Vietnam War.

Smith, Jack. "Death in the Ia Drang Valley." Saturday Evening Post 28 January 1967. 80-85.

Summers Jr., Harry G. "The Bitter Triumph of Ia Drang." American Heritage. 35.2 (1984): 51.

Swager, Brent. "Rescue at LZ Albany." Vietnam October 1999.

Turner, Fred. "Benevolent Soldier, Rotten War." Chronicle of Higher Education 22 March 2002: B16.

Van Hieu, Nguyen.

Van Hieu, Nguyen. What Really Happened at Ia Drang Battle

Vietnam in HD. History Channel. 2011.

Webb, James. Fields of Fire. 1978. New York: Bantam, 2000.

Weber, Cynthia. Imagining America at War: Morality, Politics, and Film. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Wetta, Frank Joseph, and Martin A. Novelli. "'Now a Major Motion Picture': War Films and Hollywood's New Patriotism." Journal of Military History 67.3 (2003): 861-82.

Young, Marilyn Blatt. "In the Combat Zone." Radical History Review 85 (Winter 2003): 253-64.