Oct 30, 2011

Vietnam War Series: A YourVietBooks Selection

Original Titles in English
by Various Authors

Note by Anh Tho:
Discover a selection of books, articles, movies, documentaries on the Vietnam war seen from both sides. Here is another valuable source of books on the Vietnam War @Ohio State University, USA.

About this selection
The Vietnam War book section of the Ohio State University contains the complete text of the following three types of books: General Histories; US Marine Corps offiicial histories; and US Army books - written and published by the Army.

General Histories

America in Vietnam
By Dr. John Guilmartin
In America in Vietnam, Dr. John Guilmartin, professor of history at Ohio State University, gives a broad outline to the war in Vietnam, from French involvement to the fall of Saigon in 1975. America in Vietnam is an excellent place to begin for anyone who is new to Vietnam War Studies.

US Marine Corps Histories

US Marines in Vietnam, 1954-1964: The Advisory and Combat Assistance Era
By Captain Robert H. Whitlow, USMCR
U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Advisory & Combat Assistance Era, 1954-1964, details the role the United States Marine Corps played in during the advisory period before America became fully involved in the war.
US Marines in Vietnam, 1965: The Landing and the Buildup
By Jack Shulimson and Major Charles M. Johnson, USMC
US Marines in Vietnam, 1965: The Landing and the Buildup, looks at the call for Marines in Vietnam, their landing, and the buildup of a sizable combat force to defend South Vietnam from the Communists.
US Marines in Vietnam, 1968: The Defining Year
By Jack Shulimson, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard A. Blasiol, U.S. Marine Corps and Charles R. Smith
and Captain David A. Dawson, U.S. Marine Corps The year 1968 proved to be a pivotal year for the US military in Vietnam. It was the year of the disastrous communist offensive known as Tet and the struggle for control of many urban areas. US Marines in Vietnam, 1968: The Definitive year studies 1968 and its impact on the war in Vietnam.
US Marines in Vietnam, 1970-1971: Vietnamization and Redeployment (1986)
By Graham A. Cosmas and Lieutenant Colonel Terrence R Murray, USMC
Vietnamization and Redeployment, 1970-1971 is the eighth volume of the U. S. Marines in Vietnam series and chronicles the Marine Corps' role in turning the prosecution of the war over the South Vietnamese government and military in 1970-1971.
US Marines in Vietnam, 1973-1975: The Bitter End (1990)
By Major George R. Dunham U.S. Marine Corps and Colonel David A. Quinlan U.S. Marine Corps
In 1973 the United States turned over all combat operations to the South Vietnamese Government but maintained a presence in Saigon. US Marines, 1973-1975: The Bitter End, documents the last two years of the war ending with Operation Frequent Wind, the fall of Saigon, and the refugee evacuations.

US Army Histories

Cedar Falls-Junction City: A Turning Point
The Operations of Cedar Falls and Junction City in 1967 changed the way the war in Vietnam was fought, especially by the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong.Cedar Falls-Junction City: A Turning Point looks and the operations and their results and consequences.
Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam
By Peter G. Dorland US Army and James S. Nanney
The Helicopter played a major role in the conduct of the Vietnam War. Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation studies helicopter evacuation and its place in combat operations.
Seven Firefights in Vietnam
Seven Firefights in Vietnam is a collection of essays concerning several of the largest firefights in which the U. S. Army was engaged. Included are histories of Ia Drang, Rach Ba Rai, and Dak To.
Vietnam Studies: Air Mobility, 1961-1971
The U. S. Army's Vietnam Studies: Airmobility, 1961-1971, traces the evolution of airmobility during the Vietnam War, including the use of technology and tactics and how they evolved during the conflict.
Vietnam Studies: Medical Support of the U. S. Army in Vietnam, 1965-1970
Soldiers wounded in action in Vietnam stood a greater chance of surviving their wounds than in any previous war fought by the United States. Medical Support of the U.S. Army in Vietnam, 1965-1970 Looks at why the medical services were so successful.
Vietnam Studies: U. S. Army Special Forces, 1961-1971
America's involvement in the Vietnam War showed the need for a permanent need for U. S. Special Forces. U.S. Army Special Forces, 1961-1971 presents the history of Army Special Forces and their role in the Vietnam War.

US Air Force Histories

The United States Air Force in Vietnam, 1965-1969
The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: The War in South Vietnam: The Years of the Offensive 1965-1968 by John Schlight.

(Source: http://ehistory.osu.edu/vietnam/books/)

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