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Santoli, Al & Peter Goldman, Tony Fuller,
August 1987. Apparently this is an edition of all three
Vietnam : History/Everything We Had, Charlie Company, a Rumor of War
Sasser, Charles W.
The 100th Kill : A Novel of Vietnam
Schulzinger, Robert D.
A Time for War : The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975
Scott, Joanna C.
Judging by the reader comments on the Amazon website and
an e-mail I recieved, after reading this book, you want other people to read it. I don't
think there could be a better recommendation.
Charlie and the Children : A Novel
Indochina's Refugees : Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
People like this book too. July 1989.
Coast Guard Action in Vietnam : Stories of Those Who Served
The author served in
Vietnam with the Coast Guard 67-68.
Sevey, Grace (editor)
The American Experience in Vietnam
Strategy for Defeat : Vietnam in Retrospect
Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
A fascinating discussion of Vietnam veterans with PTSD,
the Illiad, and how the two intersect. The author has taken a new look at the Illiad and
far from calling it a fantasy, he has found it an accurate depiction of what soldiers
endure. You will be fascinated by how his patients trust him, but it is clear they see
that he understands.
Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1989.
A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
After the War Was Over
October 1996. Volume 2!
The Road to War : France and Vietnam 1944-1947
Siff, Ezra Y.
Why the Senate Slept
Per Amazon: "A carefully researched analysis by one who was in fact a participant--a staff assistant to Senator Nelson (D-Wis.), who sought to amend the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to preclude use of U.S. ground forces--Siff provides the first accurate account of how the political processes in the U.S. Senate allowed the executive branch to launch a major war, with basically no accountability to Congress."
Sinaiko, Eve (Editor), Anthony F. Janson (Editor)
Vietnam : Reflexes and Reflections : The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
I wish everyone could pay a visit to this museum at 1801 South
Indiana, Chicago IL. All of the art is by Vietnam veterans. Some of the works
are very good, and most of the art causes the viewer to think about why it was
created. A number of the pieces I have come to like better on repeated
viewing, perhaps because my first reaction was to the emotion. Give the fancy
Contemporary Museum a pass and go down to see this museum. It is in a historic
Chicago neighborhood which is also of interest. Well, if you can't go, buy the book!
It is a very nice volume with commentary by the artists. Oct. 98
Vietnam Studies : An Annotated Bibliography (Magill Bibliographies)
Reflections During a Monsoon Evening : The Poems and Memories of a Vietnam Soldier
A novel set in 1980 about the son of a Vietnam veteran.
Amazon readers give it mixed reviews. If you like police thrillers, give
it a look. Jan 1999
Slabey, Robert M. (Editor)
Papers presented at the Notre Dame conference a few
years ago. The opening essay by Larry Heineman is outstanding. 1996
The United States and Vietnam from War to Peace : Papers from an Interdisciplinary
Conference on Reconciliation
The Linebacker Raids; The Bombing of North Vietnam, 1972
Smith, Ralph Bernard
International History of the Vietnam War (Vol 4)
I am told this book is quite good. 1996
Easy Target : The Long, Strange Trip of a Scout Pilot in Vietnam
Covert Warrior : The Cia's Secret War in Southeast Asia and China, 1965-1967
One of a handful of books by a women who were nurses in
Vietnam. Written from the perspective of a decade later, it is a hard book to put down.
This is one you need to read.
American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam
Solis, Gary D.
Son Thang : An American War Crime
Sonnenberg, Stephen, Arthur S, Jr. Blank, John
A. Talbott (Editor)
This book uses a lot of case studies and is readable,
but it is primarily a treatment guide for therpists and is a technical. It is geared
to the therapist rather than the patient. Dec 1996.
The Trauma of War : Stress and Recovery in Vietnam Veterans
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Vietnam Veterans' Homecoming:
Crossing the Line
This book is unlike any Vietnam book I have
seen. It is a series of short paragraphs, some like meditations, others more
like musings, on life before during and after the war. It is not really about
the war, but about living your life and relationships with others and reasons
for behavior. Some of the musings are simplistic, but maybe I shouldn't be
looking for something complicated. There is a pattern and a tone to the book
that is reassuring. This is someone recovering. (The author
worked in a hospital.) I think anyone who is trying to understand PTSD
would get something good out of this. But heck, all I should say here
is Patience Mason endorsed it!
Death Angel : A Vietnam Memoir of a Bearer of Death Messages to Families
Oct. 1997. The Twayne series is well respected.
Winter Soldiers : An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (Twayne's Oral
Starr, Jerold M., editor
Per Amazon, "Examines the reasons that nations go to war and the
dynamics of such decision-making using Vietnam as a case." June 1991
America at War in Vietnam; Decisions and Consequences
How the War Was Reported
The Lessons of the Vietnam War
"A widely praised academic curriculum on Vietnam" (Time
Magazine). Feb 1996
The Lessons of the Vietnam War: Teacher's Manual
Accompanies the above guide. Jun 1994
The Wounds of War and the Process of Healing
Taking Sides: The War at Home
Who Fought for the U.S.?
On the inequities of the draft. June 1991
When War Becomes a Crime : The Case of My Lai
Steinbrook, Gordon L.
Allies & Mates : An American Soldier With the Australians and New Zealanders in
The Soldiers' Story; Vietnam in Their Own Words
What Are They Going To Do, Send Me To Vietnam?
Infantry (?) memoir from
Cleared Hot! : A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary
A novel. March 1996.
Sylvester, John, Jr and Frank C., Jr. Foster, Angela Bedlin
"Medals of America Presents the Decorations and Medals of the Republic of
Vietnam and Her Allies 1950-1975"
General P.X. Kelley notes in his foreword to the book,
"Because of its elatively short duration, Operation Texas has never been given its
rightful place in history. For those who were there on March 21, 1966, however, it
is a day they shall always remember. In the words of Major Ernie DeFazio, who was my
executive officer at the time and who had landed on the beach at Iwo Jima as a young
enlisted marine over two decades before, 'Texas was the longest and toughest day of my
life.'" While in Vietnam, the author participated in numerous operations,
including Starlite (August 18-24, 1965), Piranha (September 7-10, 1965), Double Eagle I
(January 28-February 19, 1966), Utah (March 4-7, 1966), and Texas (March 20-25, 1966).
What does mean? It is just my very subjective list of the top
ten books to read about the Vietnam War. I list
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My Vietnam Related Websites:
Vietnam ~ Read about ALL the women who served . . .
Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet
~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
Vietnam ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for
sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998
My Other Websites:
Later . . . ~ My Creative Nonfiction
in Korea ~ Irish men and women who gave their lives in the Korean War
of the Korean War ~ Don't let the literature be forgotten
Pepys ~ One of my favorite authors
Theatre Z - A ~ This is the best theater town in the country!
Literature ~ I'm a fan and I read
~ Fire! Fire! Fire!
Thorp ~ THE Coach (apologies to The General!)
of the First World War ~ Owen, Hardy and others
~ Cowz plus Commentary (this used to be a cow town)
Fulton, Scottish Poet ~ Charles Manson Auditions for the Monkees
Other Important Websites:M. Lane Grosh
Truth About Caroline ~ a really good Young Adult book by
my niece, Stacey
Oklahoma City ~
The Civil Service and Military will
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