They Marched Into Sunlight
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 is a 2004 book written by David Maraniss. The book centers around the Battle of Ong Thanh and a protest at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Second edition cover
|Genre||Vietnam, War, Historical Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|September 28, 2004|
|Media type||Hardcover and Trade Paperback|
- Terry de la Mesa Allen, Jr., commander of 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division, son of Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen; killed in action in Vietnam October 17, 1967
- Lt. Clark Welch
- Donald Holleder
- Vo Minh Triet
- Paul Soglin
- Jack Schroder
- Woody Woodard
- Peter Coyote
- Dick Cheney
- Lynne Cheney
The 2005 documentary film, Two Days in October, was based on this book, and produced as part of the PBS series American Experience during season 18. It won a Peabody Award. In the UK, it was also broadcast by BBC Four as How Vietnam was Lost, as part of the channel's Storyville series.
At one point, both Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman had the rights for making a feature film version of Maraniss's book. Their production company Playtone was very interested in having Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) direct the film.
- on YouTube
- Interview with David Maraniss at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
- Presentation by Maraniss on They Marched Into Darkness at the Wisconsin Historical Society, April 8, 2002, C-SPAN
- Part one and Part two of interview with Maraniss on They Marched Into Darkness, September 28 and November 16, 2003, C-SPAN