Left Bank Books welcomes author and avid climber Sam Lightner, Jr., who will sign and discuss his new historical novel, “Heavy Green: The Collision of Two Unlikely Missions in America’s Secret War”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of pruchase of “Heavy Green” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
By 1967 the Pentagon could see that stopping the flow of weapons into South Vietnam was the only way the US could win the war. Key to this effort was the aerial bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. With the help of the Thai Special Forces and the Laotian hill tribes, the CIA put into place a covert program that could pinpoint each of the bombing raids. This top secret operation would tilt the axis of the war. Meticulously researched and based on information classified until 1988, “Heavy Green” is a historical novel that tells the true story of this secret operation and the daring raid that was designed to bring it down.