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;”  and The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling his search for answers to a friend’s mysterious death at Khe Sanh.  The Long Goodbye was named the 2016 INDIES Book of the Year in the category of War & Military nonfiction by a panel of librarians and booksellers from among hundreds of submissions by independent publishers and university presses from across the nation.

Michael also wrote A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio, and his articles and essays have appeared in The Nevada Review, Political History of Nevada 2016, and other periodicals.  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 Sanh.

Michael frequently speaks at universities and other venues around the country. He lives in Reno, Nevada.