Scope and Contents
Book of essays and photos about life in Quang Tri province, published in 2000. Written by Vietnamese intellectuals who emigrated to the U.S. after the war. Topics include regional history, demographics, flora and fauna, battles, and influential persons from the province. Written in Vietnamese. Much of the book covers the history of the province prior to 1972 when it was conquered by the North Vietnamese during the Easter Offensive. Selected excerpts from James P. Coan's unpublished manuscript, ^UCon Thien: The Hill of Angels , with introduction by James Coan. ^UThe Battle for Con Thien submitted by James P. Coan with recommended books for further study of the subject, photographs of Lt. James Coan with the 3rd Tank Battalion, Vietnam 1967-68, and 4 maps of Southeast Asia, Northern Quang Tri Province, Leatherneck Square, and Con Thien. Signed copy of Con Thien: The Hill of Angels by James Coan. Con Thien Diary by 1st Lt. James P. Coan, USMCR, RVN, 1967-68 (tyoed printed copy of Coan's original diary). Also, Coan's actual diary kept while in Vietnam.
Biographical / Historical
James P. Coan was a tank platoon leader in Company A, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division and was stationed at Con Thien for eight months during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.