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 Author Bio

Michael Archer grew up in northern California and served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine in 1967-68.  His books include A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered; an acclaimed first-person account of the infamous siege of that American combat base; The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling his search for answers to a friend’s mysterious death at Khe Sanh; and A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio.

 

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Michael Archer grew up in northern California and served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine in 1967-68.  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;” The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling his search for answers to a friend’s mysterious death at Khe Sanh and A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio. 

Michael’s articles and essays have appeared in The Nevada Review, The Political History of Nevada; Reno-Tahoe Magazine, Red Clay magazine as well as a variety of newspapers.  Michael’s research is frequently cited in works by writers of historical non-fiction. He was invited to Hollywood as a technical adviser on the 2013 short film Guarding Charlie and was a cast member in the 2015 documentary film The Siege of Khe Sanh. Michael  has participated in book events and spoken on a variety of topics at venues across the country, including: Eastern Kentucky University, University of Delaware, Bentley University in Massachusetts, Casper College in Wyoming and the University of Nevada, Reno. 

In addition to his writing, Michael is currently a staff member with the Senate Committee on Finance of the Nevada State Legislature and lives in Reno.