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I just got in the mail, but haven’t yet read, a new book by George Lepre titled Fragging: Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam (Texas Tech University Press). It is interesting that university presses in “flyover country” seem to be producing the best books on Vietnam nowadays. Here are the state universities producing ...

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I just got in the mail, but haven't yet read, a new book by George Lepre titled Fragging: Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam (Texas Tech University Press).

It is interesting that university presses in "flyover country" seem to be producing the best books on Vietnam nowadays. Here are the state universities producing good histories books I've read lately: Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas. How about it, university presses of California, Massachusetts, Virginia and so on? Step up, fellas.

I just got in the mail, but haven’t yet read, a new book by George Lepre titled Fragging: Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam (Texas Tech University Press).

It is interesting that university presses in “flyover country” seem to be producing the best books on Vietnam nowadays. Here are the state universities producing good histories books I’ve read lately: Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas. How about it, university presses of California, Massachusetts, Virginia and so on? Step up, fellas.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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