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Last Men Out

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Free Press (May 03, 2011)

A “thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss” (Kirkus Reviews) that tells the “gripping story of a handful of marines who formed the last body of Americans to leave Saigon on April 30, 1975”...


Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Accidental Soldier: A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era

by Richard B. Schwartz Hamilton Books (December 07, 2009)

This book depicts the author's military experiences during the Vietnam Era, first as an ROTC cadet at the University of Notre Dame and finally as an Army veteran teaching in Madison, Wisconsin, focusing upon...


No Need for Heroes

by Sandy MacGregor & Jimmy Thomson eBookIt.com (June 12, 2014)

THE FIRST TUNNEL RATS

This is the thrilling, hilarious and inspiring true story of a ragtag band of Aussie Army Engineers who redefined the word heroes ... and reinvented larrikin too.

Among the first Australians...


Good to Go

by Harold Constance & Randall Fuerst Avon (April 15, 2014)

"Fractions of a second in time. What amazing violence can be meted out in the blink of an eye."

In the mid-nineteen sixties, Harry Constance made a life-altering journey that led him out of Texas and into the...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


American Strategy in Vietnam: A Critical Analysis

by Harry G Summers Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support...


Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock Enigma Books (November 15, 2013)

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.


The A to Z of the Vietnam War

by Edwin E. Moise Scarecrow Press (July 21, 2005)

There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other...


Dundurn Vietnam War Library Bundle: Guerrilla Nation / Indochina Now and Then / Cross-Border Warriors

by Michael Maclear, George Fetherling & Fred Gaffen Dundurn (October 21, 2013)

The Vietnam War was a regional conflict that turned into an epic confrontation between democracy and collectivism, traumatizing the people of the nations that fought and leaving long-lasting physical damage...


The Tet Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion

by David F. Schmitz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2005)

In this new work, historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy...


He Died All Day Long

by Jon Wells Jon Wells Associates (June 11, 2013)

He Died All Day Long is a story of the Vietnam War and the soldiers who fought it - on both sides - from a street kid in Pittsburgh, to a country boy from Missouri, even a Vietnamese peasant who wants nothing...


The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms

by James E. Westheider, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

In this book James E. Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as...


Debating Vietnam: Fulbright, Stennis, and Their Senate Hearings

by Joseph A. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2006)

In the midst of the Vietnam War, two titans of the Senate, J. William Fulbright and John C. Stennis, held public hearings to debate the conflict's future. Their shared aim was to alter the Johnson administration's...


Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind Free Press (July 30, 2013)

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...


Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

by Ronald B. Frankum Jr. Scarecrow Press (June 10, 2011)

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the...


Letters on the Wall: Offerings and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Michael Sofarelli HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

Since its creation in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has become the most visited National Park Services site. Each year, 4.5 million people come to the Wall. Many of them leave letters or other special...


Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...


The Tet Offensive: A Concise History

by James H. Willbanks Columbia University Press (January 05, 2007)

In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives,...


Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang Tri

by Robert C. Ankony Hamilton Books (October 21, 2008)

Lurps is the revised edition of the memoir of a juvenile delinquent who drops out of ninth grade to chase his dream of military service. After volunteering for Vietnam, he joins the elite U.S. Army LRRP / Rangers-small,...


The Making of a Quagmire: America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era

by David Halberstam & Daniel J. Singal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2007)

Pulitzer-prize winning author David Halberstam's eyewitness account of the most critical political period of U.S. involvement in Vietnam—the Kennedy/Diem era—remains as fresh and stimulating today as when...


Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Vietnam War Anthology

by Andrew J. Rotter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 16, 2010)

Of all of the wars in which the U.S. has been engaged, none has been as divisive as the conflict in Vietnam. The repercussions of this unsettling episode in American history still resonate in our society. Although...


How We Lost the Vietnam War

by Nguyen Cao Ky Cooper Square Press (September 30, 2002)

Ky, the former Prime Minister of South Vietnam, gives an insider's account of the disputes and corruption within the South Vietnamese government, and the diplomatic struggles with the U. S. government during...


The Wars of the Green Berets

by Michael Lennon & Robin Moore Skyhorse (June 17, 2007)

Authors Robin Moore and Michael Lennon team up in this exciting new novel to tell the “fictionalized” stories of the men who have risked it all for the U.S.A.: the Green Berets. They take us from firefights...


The Green Berets

by Robin Moore & Thomas R. Csrnko Skyhorse (June 01, 2007)

In Vietnam, Robin Moore became on the of the first true “embedded” journalists, training and fighting alongside America’s most elite fighters. Though fictionalized, The Green Berets exposed the American...


America at War since 1945

by Gary A. Donaldson Carrel Books (November 22, 2016)

Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War since 1945 analyzes America's involvement in its several wars since the end of World War II. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become...


Topgun

by Dan Pedersen Hachette Books (March 05, 2019)

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, aka "TOPGUN"-and the premiere of Jerry Bruckheimer's summer 2019 sequel to his blockbuster movie-the "Godfather...


Street Without Joy

by Bernard B. Fall & Fredrik Logevall Stackpole Books (February 16, 2018)

First published in 1961 by Stackpole Books, Street without Joy is a classic of military history. Journalist and scholar Bernard Fall vividly captured the sights, sounds, and smells of the brutal— and politically...


Secret Commandos

by John L. Plaster Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important...


To Build as Well as Destroy

by Andrew J. Gawthorpe Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

For years, the "better war" school of thought has argued that the United States built a legitimate and viable non-Communist state in South Vietnam in the latter years of the Vietnam War, and that it was only...


The Vietnam War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict...


Best of Enemies

by Eric Dezenhall & Gus Russo Grand Central Publishing (October 02, 2018)

The thrilling story of two Cold War spies -- CIA agent Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko -- and their improbable friendship at a time when they should have been anything but.

In 1978, CIA maverick...


Reckless

by Robert K. Brigham PublicAffairs (September 04, 2018)

The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 under the terms of a truce that were effectively identical to terms available to the Nixon administration four years earlier. Those four years cost America billions...


Thunder Over Vietnam

by Alejandro Villalva Stackpole Books (February 06, 2018)

The popular conception of the Vietnam War focuses on the ground war—the soldiers and grunts who humped along jungle trails and fought the Vietcong face to face—but an important part of the war was waged...


Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix

by Kathy Dobronyi, Roger Dobronyi & H. Lee Helscel Phoenix (October 09, 2017)

Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix is the testament of the friendship between a young girl and a Vietnamese who taught her that life should never be taken for granted.

Kathy Connor will need more than luck...


Collision Over Vietnam

by Don Harten Turner (December 20, 2011)

On June 18, 1965, thirty B-52s took part in the first Strategic Air Command B-52 bombing mission in Vietnam, a mission that, if carried out successfully, might have halted the war in its tracks. Before two of...


In Liberating Strife: A Memoir of the Vietnam Years, Volume 2

by Steve Atkinson Stephen B. Atkinson (October 30, 2017)

The author begins his tour of duty in Vietnam as his fiancé and family continue their own daily lives in a nation wracked by continuing controversy and crisis. His assignments “behind the lines” in the...


In Liberating Strife: A Memoir of the Vietnam Years

by Steve Atkinson Stephen B. Atkinson (October 30, 2017)

Vietnam: A word that few Americans had ever heard before the early 1960s, and a place that even fewer would have been able to point out on a map, slowly but inexorably becomes the primary focus of national attention...


Air Cav

by J.D. Coleman Turner (June 08, 2011)

Air Cav: History of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam 1965-1969 is the story of the small, close world of fighting men in action, told in their own words and supplemented with vivid photographs of the First...


First In, Last Out

by John Howard Stackpole Books (October 15, 2017)

Fresh out of West Point, John Howard arrived for his first tour in Vietnam in 1965, the first full year of escalation when U.S. troop levels increased to 184,000 from 23,000 the year before. When he returned...


Mission of Honor

by Jim Crigler Panoma Press (April 21, 2017)

Most of us never get to test ourselves in combat. As a UH-1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily. Coming of...


Saigon Kids

by Les Arbuckle Mango (September 12, 2017)

Looking for unusual coming of age books? Follow the coming of age adventures of a U.S. military brat during the early Vietnam war years in Saigon The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military...


And the Sparrow Fell

by Robert J. Mrazek Three Hills (August 04, 2017)

And the Sparrow Fell is a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Former U.S. Congressman Robert J. Mrazek tells the story of a wealthy family on the north shore of Long Island in the...


Lessons in Leadership

by John R. Deane Jr. & Jack C. Mason The University Press of Kentucky (April 30, 2018)

John R. Deane Jr. (1919--2013) was born with all the advantages a man needs to succeed in a career in the US Army, and he capitalized on his many opportunities in spectacular fashion. The son of one of George...


NAM: The Story of a Generation (a novel)

by Mel Smith First Steps Publishing (September 01, 2017)

A riveting, historically accurate tale of war’s horror, impossible love, and ultimate redemption. This is the Vietnam generation’s story.

It was the sixties. We were the baby boomers and our fathers had fought...


The Tet Offensive

by James J. Wirtz Cornell University Press (July 12, 2013)

In this account of one of the worst intelligence failures in American

history, James J. Wirtz explains why U.S. forces were surprised by the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in 1968. Wirtz reconstructs the turning...


The War after the War

by Johannes Kadura Cornell University Press (February 01, 2016)

In The War after the War, Johannes Kadura offers a fresh interpretation of American strategy in the wake of the cease-fire that began in Vietnam on January 28, 1973. The U.S. exit from Vietnam continues to be...


Deceit on the Road to War

by John M. Schuessler Cornell University Press (July 31, 2015)

In Deceit on the Road to War, John M. Schuessler examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, he suggests, as presidents...


Fixing the Facts

by Joshua Rovner Cornell University Press (July 07, 2011)

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence-policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures...


Cauldron of Resistance

by Jessica M. Chapman Cornell University Press (January 25, 2013)

In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States sanctioned the...