While the list of books about this conflict includes hundreds of enlightening works, we pick ten of the best texts offering illuminating perspectives on the war, its context and the effects it had on vietnam. Great battles of the vietnam war 1984 edition open library. Battles vietnam history australian there are 44 products. Historians battle for the vietnam war andrew wiest. This category contains historical battles fought as part of the vietnam war 19551975. Australian vietnam war books battles of the vietnam war. Fields of fire is a brilliant book about the vietnam war.
One of the ironies of the writing of military history is that the greatest book on war ever written was the second history ever writtennamely, this work. The book looks at unformed men through a manmade hell, following along. Australian vietnam war book, many of these war books cover the major australian vietnam battles of long tan, coral and balmoral, tet offensive, australian army vietnam battle war history books. Rowe, a united states army officer who spent five years as a prisoner in vietnam before escaping in 1968, was shot to death yesterday april 21, 1989 by gunmen near manila, where he was a military adviser to the philippine armed forces. Cherrieswriter vietnam war website see what war is. Uses photographs to help recount major engagements, including dien bien phu, the tet offensive, and khe sanh. The us believed it was saving vietnam from communism, while north vietnam saw it as an extension of their fight for independence against colonial rule. Among the most positive is an abundance of topnotch books, many written by veterans of the conflict.
Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to historical and even dark comedy. Readers weighed in on the best books about the vietnam war. The book includes some great observations and agonizing human truths about the nonstop combat of the war. The vietnam war has scarred, transformed and inspired countless writers and art practitioners.
The vietnam war stands as one of the pivotal moments in recent u. The ensuing battle, the first major battle of the vietnam war, was a savage. This musthave 480page book features the narrative of over 100 major battles conducted by u. The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the vietnam war. The battle that changed the war in vietnam 1 mar 2002.
Patrick jennings over 200 photographs and accompanying text describe major battles, strategies, weaponry, commanders, soldiers, and the political implications of the vietnamese war. I have them roughly organized by chronology and era but feel free to skip around. Whether youre interested in reading more about the strategies and battles of ancient greece as told by homer, or you want to get a more intimate understanding of the war that weve been engaged in for the past 16 years, youll find some great reads below. Learn about the most powerful combat weapons of the age, including napalm bombs and m60 machine guns. Cambodia and the khmer rouge revolution a stirring history of the 1968 battle that definitively turned the vietnam war into an american defeat. Im certainly not recommending every book about war ever written, or even every book ive read on the subject, but instead a collection of the most meaningful. Hue 1968 is the new classic about americas vietnam war. A biographical dictionary 2006 covers americans only. Naval battles of the vietnam war involving the united states. Beautiful white sand beaches, then, a bit further inland, emerald green rice paddies and quaint looking hamlets of mud and straw huts, or as we called them, hooches. Wikimedia commons has media related to battles and operations of the vietnam war. Online shopping for vietnam war from a great selection at books store.
In the early hours of january 31, 1968, the north vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across south vietnam in what would become known as the tet offensive. Enough books novels and nonfiction have been published about the vietnam war and its aftermath to fill a modestsized library. This 480page book covering some 100 military actions is an outgrowth of vfws awardwinning magazine series called vietnams deadliest battles. After we posted this article, times readers weighed in with their favorite books on the vietnam war. The conflictknown as the battle of the ia drang valleywould become one of the most brutal battles of the war. Much of what is presented herein also impacts todays soldiers, so heres your opportunity to learn more about war and its warriors.
Five great books about the vietnam war for middle readers october, 2017 by staff leave a comment american infantrymen crowd into a mudfilled bomb crater and look up at tall jungle trees seeking out viet cong snipers firing at them during a battle in phuoc vinh, northnortheast of saigon in vietnam s war zone d, june 15, 1967. This is a list of orders of battle, which list the known military units that were located within the field of operations for a battle or campaign. These 10 books, in addition to the ones below, were recommended multiple times. Im sure ill miss some great books youve loved, so please suggest them in the comments. Thucydides examines the great themes of war from the highest levels of the making of strategy and policy to the moral dimensions and the sharp end of battle.
Explore the people, places, battles, and weapons of americas indochina struggle with dk eyewitness books. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Battles of the vietnam war by patrick jennings and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. South vietnam fell but the war continued into cambodia and laos.
The coastal plains the 1 st cavalry was sweeping through, just north of qui nhon, were enchanting. Great battles of the vietnam war by tom carhart alibris. The battles are listed in chronological order by starting date or planned start date. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. This category contains historical naval battles fought as part of the vietnam conflict 19541975.
But what he did was he interviewed the people he was treating and it was one of the great examples of breaking through the statistics. Top 10 battles of the vietnam war war history online. Great battles of the vietnam war by tom carhart first. Battles and operations of the vietnam war wikipedia. Americas deadliest days, 19651972 is vfws contribution to the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war. The ultimate 2020 list of best vietnam books to read. This is a list of books about the korean war campaigns and battles. Great battles of the vietnam war by tom carhart, 1984, hamlyn edition, in english great battles of the vietnam war 1984 edition open library. Please see the category guidelines for more information. The best histories of the vietnam war council on foreign relations. After his bestselling book black hawk down, the author has outdone himself with this comprehensive history of the single greatest battle of the viet nam war. There is a myth that vietnam had no true battles this book tells a different story and tells of the air war and naval war. These include winners of national book awards and pulitzer prizes, both fiction and nonfiction. A us soldier hurries away after setting fire to a thatched house during the vietnam war.
Five great books about the vietnam war for middle readers. In this new york times bestseller, lieutenant general moore describes those 34 days of savage combat through his own recollections and interviews with the people who fought there. See campaigns in the air and battles in jungles, cities, and rice paddies, from saigon to the mekong delta. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to.
The vietnam war lasted from 1 november 1955 to 30 april 1975, officially between north vietnam north vietnam and south vietnam south vietnam. Dak to and the border battles of vietnam, 19671968. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh perspectives and uncover. We deliver the joy of reading in 100% recycled packaging with free standard shipping on u. There was so much to love and so much to hate about vietnam.1259 624 524 201 320 1505 1189 809 1234 31 109 633 981 198 640 697 853 1367 878 870 348 1090 675 160 1188 357 427 428