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Vietnam War books - 6/15/2020 10:24:40 PM   
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Just finished Max Hastings' epic history of the war.
I'm wondering if there are other good histories of
the war. Or the best Vietnam books in general.
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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/15/2020 10:30:26 PM   
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Depends on how much reading you'd like to do, or your areas of interest. There are many books of varying themes.

Anything in particular?

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/15/2020 10:35:43 PM   
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I've read just about all of the general histories of the war.
"Matterhorn" was a fantastic fictional account. Currently
reading Frank Snep's "Decent Interval" which is fantastic.

I suppose I'd be interested in a general history I haven't
come across and something akin to "Matterhorn"

BTW Bernard Fall's books on the French experience are must reads.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 12:46:34 AM   
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A bright shining lie
embers of war
10,000 days of thunder

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 2:37:33 AM   
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Thanks Dox.
I've read a bright shining lie and embers of war.
I'll look for 10,000 days of thunder.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 2:54:03 PM   
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ORIGINAL: gregb41352

I've read just about all of the general histories of the war.
"Matterhorn" was a fantastic fictional account. Currently
reading Frank Snep's "Decent Interval" which is fantastic.

I suppose I'd be interested in a general history I haven't
come across and something akin to "Matterhorn"

BTW Bernard Fall's books on the French experience are must reads.

Street without Joy, aye. I also got tons of information about the French in Indochina on my blog. Feedback appreciated!

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 3:03:29 PM   
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If you don't mind reading PDF's, I would highly recommend reading these, in order.

US Army in Vietnam

and these

US Marines in Vietnam

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 4:41:26 PM   
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Great sources guys. Thank you.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 4:46:18 PM   
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No problem at all! Always happy to help.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/16/2020 5:27:29 PM   
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The Village by Bing West

Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 6/17/2020 10:37:57 AM   
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Shelby L. Stanton - Anatomy of a Division: The 1st Cav in Vietnam

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RE: Vietnam War books - 8/27/2020 2:25:48 PM   
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Chickenhawk by Robert Mason for some helicopter perspective.

When Thunder Rolled by Ed Rasimus for F-105 action over North Vietnam.

Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow for historical information on Vietnam, and a lot of information on politics in SV.

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RE: Vietnam War books - 10/3/2020 10:22:33 AM   
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The Phoenix Program by Doug Valentine and although it covers the war in Laos Shadow War By Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison.

Chickenhawk and When Thunder Rolled By very good too

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RE: Vietnam War books - 10/28/2020 10:42:12 PM   
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Hastings book is superb. Then again, anything by Sir Max is superb!
We were Soldiers Once...and Young. By Harold Moore
Hell in a Very Small Place by Bernard Fall
Shooting at the Moon by Roger warner (clandestine war in Laos)
Hue 1968 Mark Bowden
Last Stand at Khe Sanh by Greg Jones
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo (Caputo's Vietnam experience)

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RE: Vietnam War books - 3/23/2021 9:55:05 AM   
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bravo, when a new campain start ?

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