Swift Boats at War in Vietnam, Guy Gugliotta
  • List: $17.99  |  Sale: $12.59
    Club: $8.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Author: Guy Gugliotta, John Yeoman, Neva Sullaway

Narrator: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen

Unabridged: 11 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 01/18/2018

Genre: History - Military - Naval

Synopsis

Developed specifically for the Vietnam War (and made famous by the 2004 presidential campaign), Swift Boats were versatile craft "big enough to outrun anything they couldn't outfight" but too small to handle even a moderate ocean chop, too loud to sneak up on anyone, and too flimsy to withstand the mildest of rocket attacks. This made more difficult an already tough mission: navigating coastal waters for ships and sampans smuggling contraband to the Viet Cong, disrupting enemy supply lines on the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta, and inserting SEALs behind enemy lines. The stories in this book cover the Swift Boats' early years, which saw search-and-inspect operations in Vietnam's coastal waters, and their later years, when the Swift Boats' mission shifted to the Mekong Delta's labyrinth of 3,000 miles of rivers, streams, and canals. This is an intimate, exciting oral history of Swift Boats at war in Vietnam.

Recommended

Neptune's Inferno The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, James D. Hornfischer
Neptune's Inferno
by James D. Hornfischer

With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extre...

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 01/25/2011

Sailing True North Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Sailing True North
by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in historyIn his acclaimed bo...

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Published: 10/15/2019

Tin Cans and Greyhounds The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars, Clint Johnson
Tin Cans and Greyhounds
by Clint Johnson

This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships begins with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1898 through the last true combat service of the ships in the Vietnam War. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers w...

Narrator: Tom Perkins
Published: 02/19/2019

Blind Man's Bluff The Untold True Story of American Submar, Sherry Sontag
Blind Man's Bluff
by Sherry Sontag

No espionage missions have been kept more secret than those involving American submarines. Now, Blind Man's Bluff shows for the first time how the Navy sent submarines wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial un...

Narrator: Tony Roberts
Published: 01/16/2007

War of the Whales A True Story, Joshua Horwitz
War of the Whales
by Joshua Horwitz

A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans. At once thrilling and heartbreaking, this is a landmark book of deep, original reporting which could alter forever ho...

Narrator: Holter Graham
Published: 07/01/2014

Indianapolis The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, Lynn Vincent
Indianapolis
by Lynn Vincent

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY • “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor • “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) &b...

Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd
Published: 07/10/2018

Castles of Steel Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, Robert K. Massie
Castles of Steel
by Robert K. Massie

In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to i...

Narrator: Richard Matthews
Published: 08/27/2003

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles, Bernard Cornwell
Waterloo
by Bernard Cornwell

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.On ...

Narrator: Dugald Bruce Lockhart
Published: 05/05/2015

The Finishing School Earning the Navy SEAL Trident, Dick Couch
The Finishing School
by Dick Couch

In America's new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly shifting war on terror, SEAL units&mdash...

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Published: 08/09/2011
{"id":"2011995","ean":"9781541487475","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Swift Boats at War in Vietnam","subtitle":"","author":"Guy Gugliotta","rating_average":"3.5","narrator":"David Colacci","ubr_id":"2011995","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"10.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"David Colacci","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr 18 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}