Biographical Books on Vietnam War
I am not a student of the Vietnam War. I have not researched it. I have only read 2 of the books I'm listing here. But the Vietnam War has become an every day part of my life. Very few days go by that I'm not working on my website... Faces From the Wall... or answering emails in regards to it. I've created this list and the index database as possible resource information for family, friends, and researchers.
These aren't all the books written on the Vietnam War... these are just a few that I found moving through the bookstore or that were specially given to me.
FAITH OF MY FATHERS
John McCain with Mark Salter
It was in the Vietnam War that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. description from book
No index or pictures. More of a family story of warriors.
A FIELD OF INNOCENCE A Memoir of Love and the Vietnam War |
1968-69 3rd Marine Division he was stationed close to the DMZ at Khe Sanh, Quang Tri, and Con Thien. Jack Estes' biography of his service as an enlisted man from boot camp through his return to the states from Vietnam.
Index and Pictures
15 MONTHS IN SOG A Warrior's Tour |
Thom Nicholson Colonel, US Army Special Forces (Ret.)
As commander of Company B, CCN's Raider Company, Nicholson commanded four platoons, comprising nearly two hundred men..
No Index. Personal pictures
FIRE IN THE LAKE The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam |
Definitely political science written during the war years. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and more. All aspects
Indexed. No Pictures
FIRE IN THE STREETS The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968 |
Hue 1968. renowned military writer Eric Hammel. Friendly people and pretty women in a city virtually untouched by war, Until Tet 1968. On that infamous day, Hue exploded into a nightmare. description from book
Index and Pictures
FIREBIRDS The best first-person account of helicopter combat in Vietnam ever written |
A harrowing firsthand account of helicopter combat in Vietnam
FIRST FORCE RECON COMPANY Sunrise at Midnight
Dr. Bill Peters
In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide strategic and operational intelligence to ensure the security of the American units as the withdrawal of the troops progressed. description from back of book
No Index. Book has pictures. Dedicated to Sgt. Eugene "Mother" Ayers, MIA, 19 March 1970
FIRST RECON--SECOND TO NONE A Marine Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam, 1967-68
Paul R. Young
1967. Personal account front the 2nd Lieutenant. No Index. Personal pictures with captions.
FIVE YEARS TO FREEDOM
James N. Rowe
1963. When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.
No Index. No pictures
FLASHBACKS On Returning to Vietnam |
CBS reporter Morley Safer brought Vietnam into our living rooms. His August 1965 coverage of the burning of Cam Ne Village by U.S. Marines shocked the nation - and outraged Lyndon Johnson's White HOuse. Twenty-five years later, Safer returns to Vietnam for a compelling look back at the war and the legacy it left in tht fateful land.
No Index. Pictures of his trip back to Vietnam.
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FORCE RECON COMMAND A Special Marine Unit in Vietnam, 1969-1970|
Lt. Col. Alex Lee, USMC (Ret.), Naval Institute, Annapolis MD, @1995
Third Force Reconnaissance Company, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, who served in combat in the Republic of Vietnam during 1969 and 1970.
Index and Pictures...
FORCE RECON DIARY, 1969
Bruce H. Norton
1969. Norton was the only navy corpsman to act as a Marine Force Recon Team Leader with 3d Force Recon in the DMZ and A Shau Valley.
No Index. Appendix lists the Citation for Clovis Coffman, awarded The Navy Cross; Charles T. Sexton, awarded The Navy Cross; Paul S. Keaveney, awarded Silver Star.
FORCE RECON DIARY, 1970
Bruce H. Norton
1970. Norton is transferred from the deactivated 3d Force Recon Company to the Marine 1st force Recon Company... patrolling the Thuong Duc Corridor west of Da Nang.
No Index. Personal pictures. Two Navy Cross, one Silver Star and Bronze Star
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FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD A British LRRP with the 101st |
James W. Walker
A unique, unvarnished view, from a British citizen serving as a U.S. Army LRRP in Vietnam
No index. personal pictures. glossary
4/4: A LRP'S NARRATIVE |
Gary Douglas Ford
When Gary Ford volunteered in October of 1967 for a new LRP company being formed; all he knew was that he wanted to leave the grunts in Vietnam behind. But Company f, Long Range Patrol, 51st Infantry (Airborne) would demand qualities and courage that tested him to his limit.
No Index. Personal pictures.
FREE FIRE ZONERS The True Story of U.S. Navy Seal Combat in Vietnam |
Mission brief by Richard Marcinko
Includes official, never-before-seen battle reports and the maps used to plan, execute, and survive these classic missions
Maps and original copies of reports
FROM WARRIOR TO HEALER 99 True Stories from a General to his children |
Short stories in chronological order with drawings, pictures, maps and documents.
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