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Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi Thomas Dunne Books (November 03, 2014)

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more...


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...


Fire Base Illingworth

by Philip Keith St. Martin's Press (October 28, 2013)

Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived.

In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than...


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,...


Blackhorse Riders

by Philip Keith St. Martin's Press (February 13, 2012)

Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal in History from the Military Writer's Society of America

Finalist, 2013 Colby Award

Winner of the 2012 USA Best Book Award for Military History

Philip Keith's Blackhorse Riders is...


Lyndon Johnson's War

by Michael H. Hunt Hill and Wang (March 31, 2011)

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt...


Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land

by Henry Kamm Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Based on his observations over three decades, Henry Kamm, Pulitzer Prize-winning NEW YORK TIMES Southeast Asia correspondent, unravels the complexities of Cambodia. Kamm's invaluable document--a factual and...


The Court-Martial of Corporal Nutting

by John R. Nutting & Roy M. Franklin Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he's going to fight the war as a Marine. On...


The Wounds Within

by Mark I. Nickerson & Joshua S. Goldstein Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

As America's longest wars end, hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Wounds Within follows the iconic case of Marine Lance Corporal Jeff...


Kiss the Boys Goodbye

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


Containment and Credibility

by Pat Proctor Carrel Books (November 22, 2016)

Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote...


The Last Detail

by Ponicsán, Darryl Skyhorse (September 05, 2017)

Unlike other branches of the armed services, the Navy draws it police force from the ranks, as temporary duty called Shore Patrol. In this funny, bawdy, moving novel set during the height of the Vietnam War,...


America's Rasputin

by David Milne Hill and Wang (March 03, 2008)

Walt Rostow's meteoric rise to power--from Flatbush, Brooklyn, to the West Wing of the White House--seemed to capture the promise of the American dream. Hailing from humble origins, Rostow became an intellectual...


Topgun

by Dan Pedersen & Jim Meskimen 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," the founder of the program shares the untold story of how he and eight other young pilots revolutionized...


A Tiger among Us

by Katie Lamar Jackson, Bennie G. Adkins, Jeff Bottoms & Chuck Hagel Hachette Book Group (June 26, 2018)

An action-filled memoir by Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, whose heroic deeds as a Green Beret in Vietnam in March 1966 became legend in the Army.

For four days in early March 1966, then-sergeant Bennie...


Fire in the Lake

by Frances FitzGerald & Jeff Bottoms Hachette Book Group (March 06, 2018)

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam--into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between...


Apricots

by John E Holloway Indigo River Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Apricots is a novel that tells the story of Marines in combat?the comradery, humor, and sacrifice of the men on the ground thousands of miles from home. 

We generally experience overseas military operations...


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,...


Dragon's Jaw

by Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman Da Capo Press (May 13, 2019)

A riveting Vietnam War story--and one of the most dramatic in aviation history--told by a New York Times bestselling author and a prominent aviation historian

Every war has its "bridge"--Old North Bridge at Concord,...


Topgun

by Dan Pedersen Hachette Books (March 04, 2019)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book." -- Fox & Friends

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable...


Best of Enemies

by Eric Dezenhall & Gus Russo Twelve (October 01, 2018)

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

In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt...


Reckless

by Robert K. Brigham PublicAffairs (September 03, 2018)

Henry Kissinger's role in the Vietnam War prolonged the American tragedy and doomed the government of South Vietnam

The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed,...


A Tiger among Us

by Katie Lamar Jackson, Bennie G. Adkins & Chuck Hagel Da Capo Press (May 14, 2018)

Foreword by Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and Senator from Nebraska

Adaptable. Cunning. Ferocious. Fearless. The Indochinese tiger is just one of the formidable predators roaming Vietnam's jungle....


Vietnam

by Christopher Goscha Basic Books (September 12, 2016)

The definitive history of modern Vietnam, lauded as "groundbreaking" (Guardian) and "the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English" (Wall Street Journal) and a finalist for the Cundill History Prize...


Our Year of War

by Daniel P. Bolger Da Capo Press (November 06, 2017)

Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together.

1968. America was divided. Flag-draped...


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...


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 public...


Road to Disaster

by Brian VanDeMark & Ron Butler HarperAudio (September 18, 2018)

"The most thoughtful and judicious one-volume history of the war and the American political leaders who presided over the difficult and painful decisions that shaped this history. The book will stand for the...


Vietnam

by Max Hastings & Peter Noble HarperAudio (October 16, 2018)

An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.

Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating...


Tour of Duty

by Douglas Brinkley HarperAudio (January 27, 2004)

One of our most acclaimed historians explores the decorated military service of one of America's most intriguing politicians--the leading Democratic presidential candidate for 2004--and its profound effects...


Eisenhower

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Dwight D. Eisenhower. In...


They Marched Into Sunlight

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2003)

Here is the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few gripping, passionate days of war and peace in October 1967. They Marched Into Sunlight brings that tumultuous time back to life...


The Odyssey of Echo Company

by Doug Stanton & Cj Wilson Simon & Schuster Audio (September 19, 2017)

SELECTED BY MILITARY TIMES AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * SELECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS’ AS THE BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

The New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse...