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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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