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 Author Bio

 MICHAEL ARCHER grew up in Oakland, California and served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine in 1967-1968.  His books include A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered, which VIETNAM magazine called “The best first-hand account of the battle of Khe Sanh and The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling his search for answers to a friend’s mysterious death at Khe Sanh.  The Long Goodbye earned FOREWORD reviews INDIES Book of the Year Award for 2016 from among hundreds of independent publishers and university presses across the nation.  

He was a technical adviser in preparing the screenplay for the 2013 short film about Khe Sanh, Guarding Charlie and was a cast member in the 2015 documentary film The Siege of Khe SanhHis latest book, The Gunpowder Prince: How Marine Corps Captain Mirza Munir Baig Saved Khe Sanh was released in early 2018.

Michael also enjoys writing the history of his adoptive state, and authored the critically acclaimed book A Man of His Word: The Life & Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio.   His articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications, that include The Nevada Review and the Political History of Nevada—2016. In addition to writing, he works each of the Nevada Legislature’s biennial sessions as a staff member with the Senate Committee on Finance.

Michael has been invited to speak at numerous universities, colleges and other venues across the country.  He lives in Reno, Nevada.