Berman, No Peace, No Honor : Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in
A thorough account of the peace negotiations that ended American involvement
Chong, The Girl in the Picture : The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph,
and the Vietnam War
A biography of the young woman who was photographed running after
she had been horribly burned by napalm.
Fall, Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
A vivid account of the military defeat that ended French involvement
FitzGerald, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans
An account of Vietnamese culture and history that generated much anti-war
within the United States.
Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest
A highly influential examination of the men who led the United States
into the Vietnam War.
Herring, America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam 1950-1975
A balanced account of American involvement in Vietnam.
L. Jamieson, Understanding Vietnam
Vietnamese culture during the twentieth century.
E. Kaiser, American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins
of the Vietnam War
A revisionist account of how the United States became involved in
Karnow, Vietnam: A History
A popularly written history of the Vietnam war.
Langguth, Our Vietnam/Nuoc Viet Ta: A History of the War 1954-1975
A comprehensive narrative of the war by a New York Times reporter
who covered the conflict.
of America, Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969 (Part
of America, Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975 (Part
Mann, A Grand Delusion: America's Descent Into Vietnam
An examination of the role of politicians and policymakers during
the Vietnam War.
Prochnau, Once upon a Distant War: David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan,
Peter Arnett-Young War Correspondents and Their Early Vietnam Battles
Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A biography of an American commander in Vietnam.
G. Summers et al., Historical Atlas of the Vietnam War
E. Vandiver, Shadows of Vietnam: Lyndon Johnson's Wars
An empathetic view of Lyndon Johnson.
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