Books by Ron Steinman
The Soldiers’ Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words is an oral history of the Vietnam War, a companion to a television series with the same name and on which author Ron Steinman worked as a producer. In the book, Steinman gathers the candid recollections of 77 men who survived combat in Vietnam. Not a military analysis or political study, this oral history vividly conveys the hardships, friendships, fears, and personal triumphs of Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy veterans, whose memories linger to this day. It is a valuable frontline record of battle-torn Vietnam from the perspective of those who lived it firsthand, giving us a window into the horror, intensity, and raw courage that the war engendered. These eyewitnesses open their hearts and souls to us, sharing feelings many had kept to themselves for thirty years. The Soldiers’ Story lets us share in the life-altering experiences of these articulate veterans.
The Soldiers’ Story is available in Barnes and Noble stores and online at www.bn.com
"Astonishingly sad, yet Heroic. This book is not just
a " Story", but is a series of interviews from women (now) who
were young Girls (then). The pain, horror, and yes, anger, that these
women feel now is evident in each one's story. None of them HAD to go
to war--They were all volunteers. They went for their " Brothers"
who needed them. How selfless! These women, today, continue to suffer
from the aftermath of their selfless duty, yet the American Public STILL
does not even recognize them as those who saved lives and sanity of the
boys who served.
A MUST read for all interested in stories of Women in Nam. This is indeed an Oral History told by the women who volunteered their time to go to Viet Nam. Most were not "women" at the time, but just young girls. Their stories were just recently told, and they seem to share a common thread in their telling: The desire to HELP their Country and the young soldiers in America's longest war. Mr. Steinman's Introduction is masterfully done.