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Cowboy the F Up! How to be a Real Man in Today's World
  • Pub. Date: September, 2019 (eBook), September 2019 Paperback

  • Publisher: Strongheart Entertainment Corporation, Florence, CO.

  • Format: Paperback and eBook

This non-fiction motivational book illustrates some of the adventures, humor, heartbreak, romance, and drama from Don Bendell's action-packed  life.  Don's wife, Dr. Janet Bendell, from a social psychologist's point of view, explains why so many men in America have become wimps and what makes women refuse a relationship with some men, while feeling very attracted to other men.

Now in Paperback and Kindle ebook! Released September, 2019 ...

Tracks of Hope: A Modern Day Western
  • Pub. Date: August 2011 (eBook), October 2011 Hardcover

  • Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, LLC, Nashville, Tennesee

  • Format: Hardcover and eBook


This book clearly illustrates some of the high drama and adventures a modern day tracker goes through and answers many questions about some of the searches he took part in. This memoir is a true tale of the modern day west written by a modern day cowboy.


Now in Paperback! Released March 6, 2015 ...

Valley of Tears
  • Audio CD: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Books In Motion; Vietnam Special Forces edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605487155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605487151


VALLEY OF TEARS: Assault Into the Plei Trap Valley is another action-packed autobiographical look at a very special mission. In the late summer of 1968, several intelligence sources stated that numerous American POW's were being held in bamboo cages for transport by vehicle up the Ho Chi Minh Trail from the North Vietnamese Army stronghold the Plei Trap Valley. Special Forces CPT Joe Dietrich and 1LT Don Bendell volunteered to lead a helicopter assault into the Plei Trap Valley with 100 Montagnard mercenaries as the point element of a joint task force of soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division. This book tells the harrowing tale about the adventures and misadventures of the two on this dangerous mission.



  • Audio CD: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Books In Motion; Vietnam Special Forces Series edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605487295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605487298

They fought a war without rules, and taught the enemy the legend of the Green Beret. No fighting men in the world were a match for the U.S. Army Special Forces, the men of the Green Beret. But in the chaos of Vietnam, where enemies, allies, friends, and traitors all shared a landscape of terror, the Green Berets had to develop their own tactics and draw closer to the only people they could trust: each other. Don Bendell looks back at life and death at A-Team Camp 242, Dak Pek. From clandestine missions alongside the fierce and proud Montagnard tribesman to wild rides in bullet-riddled Hueys, Bendell tells of firefights, LRRP missions, dust-offs, air strikes, prisoner interrogations, and acts of courage. Most of all, Bendell captures the spirit of the men who were there.


The B-52 Overture
  • Audio CD: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Books In Motion; The Vietnam Special Forces Series edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605487112
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605487113


The Vietnamese stole their land. The NVA raped their daughters. The Green Berets know them as the most fearless and loyal warriors in the land. They were the Montagnards, who called themselves Sons of the Mountains and always fought to the death. In this incredible memoir of wall-to-wall combat in the jungle near the Laotian border, Special Forces Lieutenant Don Bendell recounts the saga of the A camp of Dak Pek, 242. On those death-strewn hilltops in 1969-70, a handful of Green Berets and an army of Yards held off the entire might of the North Vietnamese until even their courage and fighting skill could not staunch the flow of blood and tears.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425121739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425121733


CROSSBOW was Don Bendell's first book ever, but many still say that it was his best, as it was written very much from the heart. It is the autobiographical story of a young very gung ho Green Beret first lieutenant in 1968 and 1969 and his love affair with the Jeh tribe of Montagnards, a proud, family-oriented tribespeople in Vietnam's mountainous Central Highlands region, the action and intrigue of a horrific war, and the plight of the Montagnards who were racially-discriminated against by our allies in Saigon. Get wrapped up in all the inherent passion, horror, heartbreak, laughter, and tears with such a story.

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