The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War

The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War

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The Iron Triangle, tells the story of a ill conceived mission that goes horribly wrong. It is a character driven story concentrating on the soldiers of a single squad. It shows the unrelenting brutality of war and how teenage boys accepted the daily violence with stoic, grim humor. Barely out of high school, they confront their own mortality on a daily basis.

It is set in the months after the Tet Offensive when combat increased dramatically producing the highest casualty rate of the war. The anti war movement was at its height creating a feeling of abandonment in those left to fight in the jungle.

These men did fight out of a sense of patriotism, and in fact, scoffed at the idea of anthems and the flag waving patriots at home. They fought to protect their brothers in arms and would gladly endanger their own lives to ensure the safety of their friends. The lived and died in the isolation of a primeval jungle so dense that sunlight was a luxury. They fought for body count, a term and strategy developed by rear echelon officers, that dehumanized both the enemy and themselves. They fought to perpetuate the lies presented in daily briefings that measured the success of the war in ratios and statistics.

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  • John Podlaski

    "The Iron Triangle" by Douglas Edwards is one of the most remarkable books I've read about the Vietnam War. The story follows a squad of Infantry soldiers who are assigned to the Wolfhounds of the 25t...

  • Tommy Lee Johnson

    Just another day....5 stars should be reserved for books that change your life. This book isn't that. What it is is a testimony about "everyday" life in the Vietnam War. That doesn't make it boring, a...

  • Joe Rodeck

    Hard core story of grunts in the jungle. Not history and not following a plot line, this is more of a slice of the Vietnam experience from an author who was there.I usually don't trust books with so m...

  • William

    This author writes as if he was there. Characters are alive and real, the storyline is excellent. Really enjoyed this book. This story draws you in and it is as though you are right beside them. As a ...

  • D. E.

    A DL. War Novel of Viet Man (TIT) (ANOTVNW)DL. Has penned a War Novel about the Iron Triangle, which is located West of Siagon near the borders of South Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. The North Viet Nam...

  • Roger

    As a Vietnam veteran this book took me back to the war. It's a novel, but you had to have been there to write this book. Anyone interested in the Vietnam war, the Iron Triangle gives you the feel with...

  • Tom G. Lapham

    Real Enough!Very well written with few “corny” or unbelievable comments. Just enough action to make it all interesting with out going over the top. The dialogue stayed with in the bounds of realit...

  • Carole Kuentz

    Sad beyond lack of WordsI am beyond words to describe this book . I cried and hurt my heart broke . Every person who protested that war should hang their heads in shame. These very young men sacrifice...

  • Frank D Norwood

    My mind is blownThe characters are not only great but they are people you'd want to spend time with. The action is amazing, not just because this book is well written but because the events are real. ...

  • Tom Dinen

    Tells it as it was: FUBAR at the top, blood and guts with the MenLet’s just pray to God we never get into these types of atrocities again. May those wanting to do so , leave this earth in an unexpec...