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Vietnam Studies: Bibliography for Online Course


VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

Bibliography for Online Course 1999


Compiled and Revised by Dr. Ernest Bolt and Amanda Garrett


May 1999


Click on the links to review the bibliography for each category.


Note: Most of the books in this bibliography are available in University of Richmond's Boatwright Memorial Library. Library of Congress call numbers are furnished for most titles and should be the same at the libraries at Centenary and Rollins. Out of Print (OP) books are being searched for availability. Books listed as On Order may become available at Richmond during this term.




1
Historical Perspective: Overview of Vietnam's History, Geography, and Agrarian Society

17
The Final Stages, 1973-1975: Watergate and Aftermath, Final Battles, and the Fall of Saigon


2
Vietnam under French Colonialism

18
Indochina Since 1975: More Vietnam Wars and Unification Experiences


3
Ho Chi Minh and Indochinese Communism

19
The U.S. and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Since 1975


4
The First Vietnam War: Containment and the Roots of Commitment: 1941-1954

20
Agent Orange and the Environmental Aftermath


5
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954)

21
The Boat People and Amerasians


6
Eisenhower and Vietnam

22
Continuing MIA-POW Issues


7
The Viet Cong and the Nature of People's Warfare: Part I: Meeting General Tran Van Tra

23
Economic, Medical, and Other Issues


 8
The Viet Cong and the Nature of People's Warfare: Part II: War in the Villages, Tunnels, and Trails

24
Remembering: The Homecoming Experience


 9
Kennedy and His Advisors: From Entanglement to Considerations of Withdrawal

 25
Remembering: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Other Memorials


 10
LBJ's War: From Commitment to Stalemate

 26
Remembering: Returning to Vietnam and Writing About Vietnam


 11
The War at Home -- The Antiwar Movement

 27
Moves Toward Normalization of Diplomatic Relations and Recognition


 12
The Tet Offensive: American and Vietnamese Perspectives

 28
Other Sources 


 13
The Perspectives of Soldiers and Other Witnesses

 29
Reference Sources


14
Nixon's Wars: Vietnam and Cambodia

30
Foreign Relations of the United States (Department of State Documents )


 15
Nixon's Wars: Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho in Paris -- The Peace Accords of 1973

 31
Other Bibliographies


 16
Nixon's Wars: The Homefront and Release of POWs 


Historical Perspective: Overview of Vietnam's History, Geography, and Agrarian Society
  • Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Radicalism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution (1992) DS556.8 T34 1992.
  • Michael Hunt, The Genesis of Chinese Communist Foreign Policy (1998) DS775.8.H86
  • Stanley Karnow, Vietnam: A History (1983, 1991 report.) (Companion to 1983 PBS series, "Vietnam, a Television History) DS558.K37 1983 & 1991 copies.
  • Ian Mabbett and David P. Chandler, The Khmers (1996) DS554.3.M33
  • John T. McAlister, Jr., The Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution (1966) Yale thesis, microfilm DS556.8 M33 1966a.
  • Harry G. Summers, Jr., ed., Vietnam War Almanac (1985), pp. 1-26 DS557.7 S94 1985
  • Keith Weller Taylor, The Birth of Vietnam (1983) DS556.6 T39
Vietnam under French Colonialism
  • David G. Marr, Vietnamese Tradition on Trial, 1920-45 (1981) DS556.8 M37.
  • ______, Vietnamese Anticolonialism1885-1925 (1971) DS557.A5 M228
  • Nguyen Cong Hoan, Buoc Duong Cung [Dead End], chs. 4, 18-19, in Ngo Vinh Long, Before the Revolution: The Vietnam Peasants under the French (1973), pp. 178-204 HN700 V5 N43
Ho Chi Minh and Indochinese Communism
  • Eric Bergerud, The Dynamics of Defeat: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province (1991) DS559.9 H38 B47.
  • William Duiker, The Communist Road to Power in Vietnam (1981) DS556.8 D83.
  • ______, The Rise of Nationalism in Vietnam, 1900-1941 (1976) DS556.8 D84
  • David Halberstam, Ho (1971, 1993) DS560.72 H6 H35 1993
  • *Jean Lacouture, Ho Chi Minh (1968) (OP)
  • Peter G. MacDonald, Giap: The Victor in Vietnam (1993) DS560.72 V6 M33 1993
  • David G. Marr, Vietnam 1945: the Quest for Power (1995) DS556.8 M36 1995
  • Archimedes L.A. Patti, Why Vietnam? Prelude to America's Albatross (1980) E183.8 V5 P3
  • Jean Sainteny, Face a Ho Chi Minh (French) Ho Chi Minh and his Vietnam: a Personal Memoir (1972) DS557 A76 H712
  • Stein Tonnesson, The Vietnamese Revolution of 1945: Roosevelt, Ho Chi Minh,and de Gaulle in a World at War (1991) DS556 815 T66
  • *Vo Nguyen Giap, People's War, People's Army (1968) (OP)
  • William Warbey, Ho Chi Minh and the Struggle for an Independent Vietnam (1972) DS557 A76 H717
The First Vietnam War: Containment and the Roots of Commitment: 1941-1954
  • Robert M. Blum, Drawing the Line: the Origin of the American Containment Policy in East Asia (1982) DS518.8 B58 1982
  • Chieu Ngu Vu, Political and Social Change in Viet-Nam between 1940 and 1946 (1984) [microfilm] DS556.8 V9 1984a
  • *Cecil B. Currey, Edward LansdaleThe Unquiet American (1988) (OP)
  • *Philippe Devillers, Histoire du Vietnam de 1940 a 1952 (1952) (OP)
  • Lloyd C. Gardner, Approaching Vietnam: From World War II through Dienbienphu, 1941-1954 (1988) E183.8 V5 G36
  • Ellen J. Hammer, The Struggle for Indochina, 1940-1955 (1955, 1964) DS550 H353
  • Charles W. Koburger, Jr., Naval Expeditions: The French Return to Indochina, 1945-1946 On Order
  • David G. Marr, Vietnam 1945: the Quest for Power (1995) DS556.8 M36 1995
  • John T. McAlister, Jr. & Paul Mus, The Vietnamese and their Revolution (1970) DS557.A5 M18 1970
  • Nguyen, Thi Tuyet Mai, The Rubber Tree: Memoir of a Vietnamese Woman Who was an Anti-French Guerilla, a Publisher, and a Peace Activist(1994) DS556.93 N5262 A3 1994
  • Andrew J. Rotter, The Path to Vietnam: Origins of the American Commitment in Southeast Asia (1987) DS525.9 U6 R67
  • Martin Shipway, The Road to War: France and Vietnam, 1944-1947 (1996) DS550 S54 1996
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954)
  • Melanie Billings-Yun, Decision against War: Eisenhower and Dien Bien Phu, 1954 (1988) DS553.1 B54
  • Bernard Fall, Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (1966, 1985) DS553.3 D5 F3x c.2
  • John R. Nordell, Undetected Enemy: French and American Miscalculations at Dien Bien Phu, 1953 (1995)
  • Jules Roy, The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1965 ) La Bataille de Dien Bien Phu (1963) DS550 R62
  • *Vo Nguyen Giap, The Military Art of People's War (1971) (OP)
  • *______, People's War, People's Army (1968) [includes his Dien Bien Phu (1955)] (OP)
  • _______, Dien Bien Phu (Hanoi, 5th ed., 1994) Instructor's personal copy
Eisenhower and Vietnam
  • David L. Anderson, ed., Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War, 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • _______, Trapped by Success: The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam, 1953-1961 (1991) E835 A72 1991
  • James Cable, The Geneva Conference of 1954 on Indochina (1986) DS553.6 C33 1986
  • *Cecil B. Currey, Edward Lansdale: The Unquiet American (1988) (OP)
  • George C. Herring and Richard H. Immerman, "Eisenhower, Dulles, and Dienbienphu: 'The Day We Didn't Go to War' Revisited," Journal of American History, 71 (September 1984)
  • Edward G. Lansdale, In the Midst of Wars: An American's Mission to Southeast Asia (1972) DS557 A6 L264
  • Joseph G. Morgan, The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975 (1997) E 183.8.V5 M85
  • Carlyle Thayer, War by Other Means: National Liberation and Revolution in Vietnam, 1954-1960 (1989) DS 556.9 T53 1989
  • *Denis Warner, The Last Mandarin (1963) [Ngo Dinh Diem] (OP)
The Viet Cong and the Nature of People's Warfare: Part I: Meeting General Tran Van Tra
  • Cecil B. Currey, Edward Lansdale: The Unquiet American (1988) (OP)
  • Michael Lee Lanning and Dan Cragg, Inside the VC and the NVA: the Real Story of North Vietnam's Armed Forces (1992) DS558.5 L36 1992
  • Edward G. Lansdale, "Viet Nam: Do We Understand Revolution?" Foreign Affairs, XLIII (Oct. 1964)
  • Timothy Lomperis, From People's War to People's Rule: Insurgency, Intervention, and the Lessons of Vietnam (1996) DS558 L64 1996 (Comparative and theoretical)
  • Douglas Pike, PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam (1986) UA853 V48 P55 or Viet Cong: The Organization And Techniques of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (1966)
  • Harry G. Summers, On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War (1982)
  • Tran Van Tra, Vietnam: History of the Bulwark B2 Theatre, vol. 5 Concluding the 30-Years War (1982) Instructor's personal copy
  • Troung Nhu Tang, with David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai, A Vietcong Memoir (1985) DS556.93.T78 A38
 The Viet Cong and the Nature of People's Warfare: Part II: War in the Villages, Tunnels, and Trails
  • Eric Bergerud, The Dynamics of Defeat: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province (1991) DS559.9 H38B47
  • Robert K. Brigham, Guerrilla Diplomacy: The NLF's Foreign Relations and the Viet Nam War (1999) DS557.7.B74
  • David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai, Portrait of the Enemy (1986) DS559 C47
  • Jane Hamilton-Merritt, Tragic Mountains: the Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992 (1993) DS555.45 M5 H36 1993
  • Stuart A. Herrington, Silence Was a Weapon: the Vietnam War in the Villages: a Personal Perspective (1982) DS558.92 H47 1982
  • Richard A. Hunt, Pacification: The American Struggle for Vietnam's Hearts and Minds (1995) DS558 H86 1995
  • Le Ly Hayslip, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: a Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace (1989), ch. 2: "Fathers and Daughters" DS556.93 H39 A3 1989
  • Timothy J. Loperis, From People's War to People's Rule: Insurgency, Intervention, and the Lessons ofVietnam DS558 L64 1996 Comparative analysis of Vietnamese people's war with those in Greece, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Cambodia, and Laos.
  • Tom Mangold and John Penycate, The Tunnels of Cu Chi (1985) DS559.9 C8 M36 1985
  • *Edwin P. Metzner, More Than a Soldier's War: Pacification in Vietnam (1995) On Order
  • Ngo Vinh Long, Before the Revolution: The Vietnam Peasants under the French (1973) HN700 V5 N43
  • Nguyen Thi Dinh, No Other Road to Take (1976) DS556.93 N526 A3613
  • Nguyen Trieu Dan, A Vietnamese Family Chronicle: Twelve Generations on the Banks of the Hat River (1991) DS559.93 K56 N48 1991
  • Jonathan Polansky, "Lang Co Village," Nov. 1968-Nov. 1969, in Al Santoli, ed., Everything We Had: an Oral History of the Vietnam War (by 33 American soldiers, 1981), pp. 59-61 DS559.5 E88
  • Samuel L. Popkin, The Rational Peasant: the Political Economy of Rural Society in Vietnam (1979) HD1513 V5 P66
  • Keith Quincy, Hmong, History of a People (2d ed. 1995) DS555.45.M5 Q56
  • Jeffery Race, War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province (1972) DS557 A8 R657
  • *Jonathan Schell, The Village of Ben Suc (1968) (OP)
  • Richard L. Stevens, Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail: Nature, Myth, and War in Viet Nam (1995) ExMarine and scholar's study of Chieu Hoi program. DS558 S74 1995
  • James W. Trullinger, Village at War: An Account of Revolution in Vietnam (1980, 1994) DS559.9 T48
  • Troung Nhu Tang, with David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai, A Vietcong Memoir (1985) DS556.93.T78 A38
  • Karen G. Turner and Thank Hao Phan, Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War From North Vietnam (1998) DS559.8.W6 T87
Kennedy and his Advisors: From Entanglement to Considerations of Withdrawal
  • David L. Anderson ed., Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • Lawrence R. Bailey, Solitary Survivor: the First American POW in Southeast Asia (1995) DS558.8 B33 1995
  • Jan Barry, "The Nine-to-Five War," (Dec. 1962-Oct. 1963), in Al Santoli, ed., Everything We Had: an Oral History of the Vietnam War (by 33 American soldiers, 1981), pp. 4-11 DS559.5 E88
  • Larry E. Cable, Conflict of Myths: the Development of American Counterinsurgency Doctrine and the Vietnam War (1986) DS558 C33 1986
  • Jeffrey D. Glasser, The Secret Vietnam War: The United States Air Force in Thailand 1961-1975 (1995) DS558.8 G53 1995
  • Ellen Hammer, A Death in November: American in Vietnam, 1963 (1987) DS 556.9 H346
  • Douglas Kinnard, The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and the American Experience in Vietnam (1991) DS558 K56 1991
  • Robert McNamara (with Brian VanDeMark), In Retrospect: the Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (1995) DS558 M44 1995
  • Ian McNeill, To Long Tan: the Australian Army and the Vietnam War, 1950-1966 (1993) [1962-66 is period covered] DS558.6 A8 M37 1993
  • Joseph G. Morgan, The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975 (1997) E183.8.V5 M58
  • John M. Newman, JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power (1992) DS558 N491992
  • Orrin Schwab, Defending the Free World: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War, 1961-1965 (1998) DS558.S39
  • Deborah Shapley, Promise and Power: the Life and Times of Robert McNamara (1993) E840.8 M46 S47 1993
  • Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) DS558 S47 1988
  • Francis X. Winters, The Year of the Hare: America in Vietnam, January 25, 1963 -- February 15, 1964 (1997) DS556.9.W57
LBJ's War: From Commitment to Stalemate
  • David L. Anderson ed., Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre (1998) DS557.8.M92 F33
  • ___________,Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • David M. Barrett, Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers (1993) DS558 S88 1993
  • Larry Berman, Lyndon Johnson's War: the Road to Stalemate in Vietnam (1989) DS558 B465 1989
  • Larry Berman, Planning a Tragedy: the Americanization of the War in Vietnam (1982) DS558 B47 1982
  • Robert M. Blackburn, Mercenaries and Lyndon Johnson's "More Flags": The Hiring of Korean, Filipino and Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War(1994) DS558.6 K8 B55 1994
  • *Larry E. Cable, Unholy Grail: The United States and the War in Vietnam,1965-1968 (1991) (OP)
  • James W. Clinton, The Loyal Opposition: Americans in North Vietnam, 1965-1972 (1995) DS559.62 V6 C55 1995
  • Robert Dallek, Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973 (1998) E847.D26
  • Lloyd C. Gardner, Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam (1995) DS558 G37 1995
  • Michael A. Hennessy, Strategy in Vietnam: The Marines and Revolutionary Warfare in I Corps, 1965-1972 (1997) DS558.H448
  • Michael H. Hunt, Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-65 (1996) DS558.H85
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection (1997) DS557.4.J64
  • Alex Larzelee, The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam 1965-1975 DS558.7.L37
  • Fredrik, Logevall, Choosing War: The Lost Change for Peace and the Escalation of War (1999) DS 558.L6
  • Edwin E. Moise, Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1996) DS 557.8 T6 M65 1996
  • Richard R. Moser, The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent during the Vietnam Era (1996) DS559.62.U6 M67
  • Bernard W. Rogers, Cedar Falls--Junction City: A Turning Point (1974) Govt Docs D101.74: CE7/ 961-71 Vietnam Studies #12
  • Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) DS558 S47 1988
  • James C. Thompson, Rolling Thunder: Understanding Policy and Program Failure (1980) DS558 T47
  • Earl H. Tilford, Crosswinds: The Air Force's Setup in Vietnam, 1965-1972 DS558.8 T54 1993
  • Brian VanDeMark, Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1991) DS558.V36 1995
  • Frank E. Vandiver Shadows of Vietnam: Lyndon's Johnson's Wars (1997) DS558 V38 (1997)
  • Clarence R. Wyatt, Paper Soldiers: the American Press and the Vietnam War (1993) DS559.46 W93 1993
The War at Home -- The Antiwar Movement
  • Margot Adler, The Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution (1997) PN4874.A29 H47
  • Randall Bennett, J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the Search for a Cold War Policy (1998) E748.F88 W67
  • *Daniel Berrigan, Night Flight to Hanoi (1968) (OP)
  • James W. Clinton, The Loyal Opposition: Americans in North Vietnam, 1965-1972 (1995) DS559.62 V6 V55 1995
  • *David Cortright, Soldiers in Revolt (1975) (OP)
  • Charles DeBenedetti Memorial Conference, 1990, Toledo, Give Peace a Chance: Exploring the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, Melvin Small and William D. Hoover, eds. (1992) DS559.62 U6 C48 1990
  • Charles DeBenedetti and Charles Chatfield, An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era (1990) DS559.62 U6 D43 1990
  • James Dickerson, Dixie's Little Secret: The True Story of How the Government, the Media and the Mob Conspired to Combat Integration and the Vietnam War Movement (1998) E185.93.M6 D54
  • Mitchell K. Hall, Because of Their Faith: CALCAV and Religious Opposition to the Vietnam War (1990) DS559.62 U6 H33 1990
  • Fred Halstead, Out Now!: A Participant's Account of the American Movement against the Vietnam War (1978) DS559.62 U6 H35
  • Kenneth J. Heineman, Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era (1994) DS559.62 U6 H45 1994
  • Paul Joseph, "Direct and Indirect Effects of the Movement against the Vietnam War,: ch. 10 of The Vietnam War: Vietnamese and American Perspectives, eds. Jayne S. Werner and Luu Doan Huynh (1993)
  • *Staughton Lynd and Thomas Hayden, The Other Side (1966) (OP)
  • Richard R. Moser, The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent during the Vietnam Era (1996) DS559.62.U6 M67
  • Melvin Small, Covering Dissent: The Media and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement (1994)
  • Richard Stacewicz, Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vitenam Veterans Against the War (1997) DS559.5.S72
  • Amy Swerdlow, Women Strike for Peace: Traditional Motherhood and Radical Politics in the 1960s (1993) JX1965 S94 1993
  • Tom Wells, The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam (1994) DS559.6 W45 1994
The Tet Offensive: American and Vietnamese Perspectives
  • Peter Braestrup, Big Story: How the American Press and Television Reported and Interpreted the Crisis of Tet 1968 in Vietnam and Washington(2 vols. 1977) DS557.8 T4 B7
  • David L. DiLeo, George Ball, Vietnam, and the Rethinking of Containment (1991) DS558 D55 1991
  • Ronnie E. Ford, Tet 1968: Understanding the Surprise (1995) DS557.8 T4 F67 1995
  • Mark Jason Gilbert and William Head, eds., The Tet Offensive (1996) DS557.8 T4 T47 1996
  • James Humphries, Through the Velley: Vietnam, 1967-1968 (1999) DS 557.8.H54 H86
  • Charles Kaiser, 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation (1988) E846.K29 1988
  • Robert Pisor, The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh (1982) DS557.8 K5 P57 1982
  • John Prados and Ray Stubble, Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh (1991) DS557.8 K5 P72 1991
  • John Prados, The Hidden History of the Vietnam War (1995) DS558 P73 1995
  • George Smith, The Siege of Hue (1999) DS 557.8.H83 S65
  • Ronald Spector, After Tet: the Bloodiest Year in Vietnam (1994) DS558 S69
  • James J. Wirtz, The Tet Offensive: Intelligence Failure in War (1991) DS559.8 M44 W57 1991
The Perspectives of Soldiers and Other Witnesses
  • Christian G. Appy, Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (1993) DS558 A67 1993
  • John Balaban, Remembering Heaven's Face: a Moral Witness in Vietnam (1991) PS3552 A44 Z475 1991
  • Bui Diem and David Chanoff, In the Jaws of History (1987) DS556.93 B85 A3 1987 [Bui Diem was the Republic of Vietnam's Ambassador to the U.S., 1966-72.]
  • Renny Christopher, " 'I never really became a woman veteran until I saw the wall': A review of oral histories and personal narratives by women veterans of the Vietnam war," Vietnam Generation, 1:3-4 (Summer-Fall 1989), pp. 33-45.
  • David Donovan, Once a Warrior King: Memories of an Officer in Vietnam (1985) DS559.5 D66 1985
  • Frederick Downs, The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War (1978, 1993) DS559.5 D69 1983
  • Davis Harris, Our War: What We Did in Vietnam and What It Did to Us (1996) DS 558 H367 1996
  • Le Ly Hayslip and James Hayslip, Child of War, Woman of Peace (1994) E 184.V53 H38
  • Larry Heineman, Paco's Story (1979) [Fiction] PS3558 E4573 P3 1986
  • Arnold Issacs, Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy (1997) DS558 I84 1997
  • Kiem Do, Counterpart: A South Vietnamese Naval Officer's War (1998) DS559.5.D6
  • John Ketwig, --and a Hard Rain Fell: a GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam (1985) DS559.5 K47 1985
  • Douglas Kinard, The War Managers: American Generals Reflect on Vietnam (1977) DS558 K5
  • Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July (1976) DS559.5 K68
  • Wendy Wilder Larsen and Tran Thi Nga, Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam (1987 reprt.) Instructor's Copy
  • Kathryn Marshall, In the Combat Zone: an Oral History of American Women in Vietnam, 1966-1975 (1987) DS559.8 W6 M37 1987
  • Robert Mason, Chickenhawk (1983) DS559.5 M37 (1984)
  • Harry Maurer, Strange Ground: An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975 DS559.5 M38 Compiler is a journalist
  • Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young (1992) [Ia Drang, 1965] DS557.8 I18 M66 1992
  • Tim O'Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1979) DS557.A69 O27
  • Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr. (1993) DS559.73U6 P85
  • Nguyen Thi Dinh, No Other Road to Take: Memoir of Madame Nguyen Thi Dinh (1976) DS556.93 N526 A3613
  • Al Santoli, ed., Everything We Had: an Oral History of the Vietnam War (by 33 American soldiers) DS559.5 E88
  • Howard R. Simpson, Tiger in the Barbed Wire: an American in Vietnam, 1952-1991 (1994) DS553.5 S56 1994
  • Winnie Smith, American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines with an Army Nurse in Vietnam (1992) DS559.44 S57 1992
  • Lewis Sorley, Honorable Warrior (General Harold K. Johnson and the Ethics of Command (1998) E745.J65 S67
  • Gordon L. Steinbrook, Allies and Mates: An American Soldier with the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam, 1966-67 (1995) DS559.5 S74 1995
  • Sandra C. Taylor, Vietnamese Women at War (1999) DS559.8.W6 T39
  • Wallace Terry, Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans (1984) DS559.5 B56 1984
  • Truong Nhu Tang, A Vietcong Memoir (1985) DS556.93 T78 A38 1985 The war from inside the NLF
  • Lynda Van Devanter, with Christopher Morgan, Home before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam (1983) DS559.5 V36 1983
  • William C. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports (1976) DS559.5 W47
Nixon's Wars: Vietnam and Cambodia
  • David L. Anderson ed., Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • Dale Andrade, Ashes to Ashes: the Phoenix Program and the Vietnam War (1990) DS558.92 A67 1990
  • ________, Trial by Fire: The 1972 Easter Offensive, America's Last Vietnam Battle (1995) DS557.8 E23 A53 1995
  • William Bundy, A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency (1998) E855.B85
  • Mark Clodfelter, The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam (1989) DS558.8 C56 1989
  • Wilfred P. Deac, Road to the Killing Fields: The Cambodian War of 1970-1975 (1997) DS554.8.D397
  • Jeffrey Kimball, Nixon's Vietnam War (1998) DS558.K557
  • Mark Moyer, Phoenix and the Birds of Prey DS558.92.M69
  • Keith W. Nolan, Sappers in the Wire: The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann (1995) DS558 N64 1995 [VC defeat of American base, March 1971]
  • William Shawcross, Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia (1979) DS557.8 C3 S5
  • Gary D. Solis, Son Thang: An American War Crime (1997) KF7657.5.S39 S65 (Law Library)
  • G. H. Turley, The Easter Offensive, Vietnam, 1972 (1985) DS557.8 E23 T87 1985
  • Douglas Valentine, The Phoenix Program (1990) DS558.92 V35 1990
  • Michael J. Welsh, SEAL!: From Vietnam's PHOENIX Program to Central America's Drug Wars (1995) VG87 W35 1995
  • James E. Westheider, Fighting on Two Fromts: African Americans and the Vietnam War (1997) DS559.8.B55 W47
  • Darrel D. Whitcomb and Harry G. Summers, The Rescue of Bat 21 (1998) DS559.8.S4 W47 Controversial Rescue Mission in Spring 1972
Nixon's Wars: Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho in Paris -- the Peace Accords of 1973
  • David L. Anderson ed., Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • William E. LeGro, Vietnam from Cease-Fire to Capitulation (1981) Govt Docs D114.2: V67/2
  • Nguyen Gregory Tien Hung and Jerrold L. Schecter, The Palace File (1986) DS557.7 N42 1986
  • Gareth Porter, A Peace Denied: the United States, Vietnam, and the Paris Agreement (1975) DS559.7 P67 1975
Nixon's Wars: the Homefront and Release of POWs
  • David L. Anderson ed., Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War 1945-1975 (1993) DS558.S43
  • Lawrence R. Bailey, Solitary Survivor: The first American POW in Southeast Asia (1995) DS558.8 B33 1995
  • W.D. Ehrhart, Busted: a Vietnam Veteran in Nixon's America (1995) DS559.72 E36 1995
  • Winston Groom and Duncan Spencer, Conversations with the Enemy: the Story of P.F.C. Robert Garwood (1983) DS559.4 G37 G76 1983
  • Craig Howes, Voices of the Vietnam POWs: Witnesses to Their Fight (1993) DS559.4 H68 1993
  • John M. McGrath, Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi (1975) DS559.4 M34
  • Lewis M. Stern, Imprisoned or Missing in Vietnam: Policies of the Vietanmese Government Concerning Captured and Unaccounted For United States Soldiers, 1969-1994 (1995) DS559.8 M5 S73 1995
  • James B. Stockdale, A Vietnam Experience: Ten Years of Reflection (1984) VA50 S76 1984
  • ______, Courage Under Fire (1993) DS559.4 S74 1993 (21 p. speech - use with above book)
  • Jim and Sybil Stockdale, In Love and War: the Story of a Family's Ordeal and Sacrifice during the Vietnam Years (1984, revd. and updated, 1990)
The Final Stages, 1973-1975: Watergate and Aftermath, Final Battles, and the Fall of Saigon
  • Weldon A. Brown, The Last Chopper: The Denouement of the American Role in Vietnam, 1963-1975 (1976) DS558 B76
  • *Wilfred Burchett, Grasshoppers and Elephants: Why Vietnam Fell (1977) (OP)
  • David Butler, The Fall of Saigon: Scenes from the Sudden End of a Long War (1985) DS559.9 S24 B87 1985
  • *Cao Van Vien, The Final Collapse (1983) On Order
  • Alan Dawson, 55 Days: the Fall of South Vietnam (1977) DS557.7 D39
  • Larry Engelmann, Tears before the Rain: an Oral History of the Fall of South Vietnam (1990) DS559.5 E45 1990
  • Stuart A. Herrington, Peace with Honor: an American Reports on Vietnam, 1973-1975 (1983) DS559.5 H48 1983
  • Nguyen Cao Ky, Twenty Years and Twenty Days (1976) DS556.93 N52 A3 1976
  • Frank Snepp, Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End (1977) DS558 S58
  • Titziano Terzani, Giai Phong!: The Fall and Liberation of Saigon (1976) DS559.9 S24 T4713
  • Tran Van Tra, Vietnam: History of the Bulwark B2 Theatre, vol. 5, Concluding the 30-Years War (1982)Chapters 7-8, pp. 166-213 are on the Ho Chi Minh Campaign)
  • Van Tien Dung, Our Great Spring Victory: An Account of the Liberation of South Vietnam (1977) DS557.7 V3513
Indochina since 1975: More Vietnam Wars and Unification Experiences
  • MacAlister Brown and Joseph Zasloff, Cambodia Confounds the Peace Makers 1979-1998 (1998) DS554.8.B76
  • William J. Duiker, China and Vietnam: The Roots of the Conflict (1986) DS740.5 V5 D85 1986
  • Nayan Chanda, Brother Enemy: The War after the War (1986) DS550 C48 1986
  • Pao-min Chang, The Sino-Vietnamese Territorial Dispute (1986) DS559.916 C43 1986
The U.S. and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Since 1975
  • William Duiker, Vietnam since the Fall of Saigon (1985) DS559.912 D84 1985
  • John F. Guilmartin, A Very Short War: the Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang (1995) E865 G85 1995
  • James W. Morley and Masashi Nishihara, eds., Vietnam Joins the World (1997) DS559.912.V5427
  • Nguyen Van Canh, Vietnam under Communism, 1975-1982 (1983) DS559.912 N39 1983
  • Sol Sanders, The U.S. Role in the Asian Century (1997) On Order
  • Robert Shaplen, Bitter Victory (1986) DS559.912 S52 1986
Selected Postwar Issues
Agent Orange and the Environmental Aftermath
  • Caroline D. Harnly, Agent Orange and Vietnam: an Annotated Bibliography (1988) Sci Libr Ref RA1242 D55 H37 1988
  • Arthur W. Westing, "The Environmental Aftermath of Warfare in Viet Nam," SIPRI Yearbook (1982), 363-87.
The Boat People and Amerasians
Continuing MIA-POW Issues
  • Douglas Lane Clarke, The Missing Man: Politics and the MIA (1979) Govt. Docs. D5.402: M69
  • Malcolm McConnell, Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the MIA Mystery (1995) DS559.8 M5 M4 1995
  • Lewis M. Stern, Imprisoned or Missing in Vietnam: Policies of the Vietanmese Government Concerning Captured and Unaccounted For United States Soldiers, 1969-1994 (1995) DS559.8 M5 S73 1995
Economic, Medical, and Other Issues
  • Kathleen L. Barry, Vietnam's Women in Transition (1996) HQ1750.5.V56
Remembering: The Homecoming Experience
  • Bob Greene, Homecoming: When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam (1989) DS559.73 U6 H66 1989
  • Lembcke, Jerry, The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998) DS559.73 U6L46
  • Robert Jay Lifton, Home from the War: Vietnam Veterans: Neither Victims Nor Executioners (1985)
Remembering: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Other Memorials
  • Kristin Ann Hass, Carried to the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1998) DS559.83W18 H33
  • Jan C. Scruggs and Joel L. Swerdlow, To Heal a Nation: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1985) Ref F203.4 V54 S37 1985
  • John K. Simmons, "Pilgrimage to the Wall," Christian Century, Nov. 6, 1985, pp. 998-1002
  • Jerry L. Strait, Vietnam War Memorials: An Illustrated Reference to Veterans Tributes Throughout the U.S (1988) DS559.825 S86 1988
  • *John Wheeler, Touched with Fire: The Future of the Vietnam Generation (1984) (OP)
Remembering: Returning to Vietnam and Writing about Vietnam
  • Lawrence R. Bailey, Solitary Survivor: the First American POW in Southeast Asia (1996) DS558.8 B33 1995
  • William Broyles, Brothers in Arms: a Journey from War to Peace (1986) DS556.39 B76 1986
  • Walter Capps, The Vietnam Reader (1991) DS557.7 V5625 1991
  • Michael Clodfelter, Mad Minutes and Vietnam Months: A Soldier's Memoir (1988) DS559.5 C56 1988
  • Kiem Do, Counterpart: A South Vietnamese Naval Officer's War (1998) DS559.5.D6
  • W.D. Ehrhart, Going Back: An Ex-Marine Returns to Vietnam (1987) DS556.39 E48 1987
  • ________, Passing Time: Memoir of a Veteran Against the War (1989, 1995) DS559.5 E36 1995
  • ________, Vietnam-Perkasie: A Combat Marine Memoir (1983) DS559.5 E37 1983
  • ________, In the Shadow of Vietnam: Essays, 1977-1991 (1991) DS557.7 E45 1991
  • Jeff Kelly, DMZ Diary: A Combat Marine's Vietnam Memoir (1991) DS559.5 K45 1991
  • Le Ly Hayslip, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: a Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace (1989) DS556.93 H39 A3 1989
  • ________, Child of War, Woman of Peace (1993) E184 V53 H38 1993
  • Peg Mullen, Unfriendly Fire: A Mother's Memoir (1995) DS559.5.M84
  • Thomas Myers, Walking Point: American Narratives of Vietnam (1988) PS366.V53 M94
  • Oliver North, One More Mission:Oliver North Returns to Vietnam (1993) DS556.39 N67 1993
  • Tim O'Brien, "The Vietnam in Me," New York Times Magazine, Oct. 2, 1994, pp. 48-57 [Back to My Lai]
  • Jon Oplinger, Quang Tri Cadence: Memoir of a Rifle Platoon Leader in the Mountains of Vietnam (1993) DS559.5 O65 1993
  • Neil Sheehan, After the War was Over: Hanoi and Saigon (1992) DS559.93 H36 S54 1992
  • Harry Spiller, Scars of Vietnam: Personal Accounts by Veterans and their Families (1994) DS559.72 S65 1994
  • Kenneth P. Sympson, Images from the Otherland: Memoir of a United States Marine (1995) DS559.5 S98 1995
  • James R. Wilson, Landing Zones: Southern Veterans Remember Vietnam (1990) DS559.5 W57 1990
Moves Toward Normalization of Diplomatic Relations and Recognition
  • Implications of Establishing Reciprocal Interest Sections with Vietnam; hearing ... July 28, 1988 Y4.F76/1:V67/8
  • Issues Affecting the Questions of United States Relations with Vietnam; hearing ... Nov. 17, 1989 Y4.F76/1:V67/10
 Other Sources
  • John Balaban and Nguyen Qui Duc, eds., Vietnam: A Traveler's Companion On Order
  • Loren Baritz, Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us Into Vietnam and Made Us Fight The Way We Did (1985) DS558.B37
  • Keith Beattie, The Scar that Binds: American Culture and the Vietnam War (1998) DS558.B4
  • Robert Buzzanco, Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life On Order
  • Claire S. Chow, American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures (1998) E184.O6 C49
  • William Hammond, Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (1998) DS559.46 H38
  • Neil L. Jamieson, Understanding Vietnam (1993) DS556.8.J36
  • Charles Kaiser, 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation (1988) E846.K29 1988
  • Library of America, Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (1998) PN4867.R45
  • Sam U. Oeur, Sacred Vows On Order
  • John Clark Pratt, Compiler Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941-1975 (1984) DS557.7.V566
  • Jeffrey Record, The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam (1998) DS558.R43
  • Edith Shillue, Earth, and Water: Encounters in Vietnam (1997) DS556.39 S55
  • Tai Sung An, The Vietnam War (1998) DS557.7.A5
  • War and the Law (1997) KF7220.P87 (Law Library)
 Reference Sources
  • Marie Jo Buhle, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Left (1998) BML Reference HX86.E58
  • William Duiker, ed., Historical Dictionary of Vietnam (2nd ed., 1998) BML Reference DS556.25.D85
  • John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, General Editors, The American National Biography, 24 volumes (1999) BML Reference CT213 A68 1999
  • Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom, The Vietnam Experience: A Concise Encyclopedia of American Literature, Songs, and Films (1998) BML Reference DS557.73.H55
  • Stanley J. Kutler, ed., Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (1996) BML Reference DS557.7.E53
  • Michael Leifer, ed., Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia (1998) BML Reference DS525.7.L45
  • Spencer C. Tucker, ed., Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social and Military History, 3 vols. (1998) BML Reference DS557.7.E53

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