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.
IN LOVE AND WAR The Story of a Family's Ordeal and Sacrifice During the Vietnam Years |
Jim & Sybil Stockdale
This is the true story of Jim Stockdale, a navy fighter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War; and his wife, Sybil, who, back home in California, carried on a valiant fight on behalf of her husband and all othe POWs during the eight years of his imprisonment. description from the book
Index and personal pictures
From America's Chokehold on the NVA Lifelines to the Sacking of the Cambodian Sanctuaries
J. D. Coleman
Immediately after Tet 1969, General Creighton Abrams unleashed a bold new strategy. The 1st Cavalry would tear up NVA supply lines along the Cambodian border, dot the jungle with firebases, and rain death on the enemy. When it worked, and the Communists were forced deeper into "neutral" Cambodia, President Nixon gave the order to cross the border. description from the back of book
Index and pictures
THE INDOCHINA STORY A Fully Documented Account
Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars
Who is the Real enemy in Asia? Where are the battle lines? What do these words mean: pacification, anit personnel, depersonalization, etc. etc.
No index. No pictures. History Chronology of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand .
INFANTRY IN VIETNAM Small Unit Actions in the Early Days: 1965-66
edited by LTC Albert N. Garland, USA (Ret.)
Written by the officers in command of the companies and platoons involved, INFANTRY IN VIETNAM analyzes the small unit discipline, initiative, perseverance, physical conditioning, morale and esprit which carried the war in the early days. description taken from the back of the book
No index but lots of dates, maps, and details plus photos
INSIDE FORCE RECON |
Recon Marines in Vietnam
Michael Lee Lanning and Ray William Stubbe
The Force Recon Marines were the eyes and ears of the units they served, providing senior headquarters with the intelligence vital for operations-planning, alerting it to offensive build-ups by the enemy.
Index and pictures
INSIDE THE CROSSHAIRS Snipers in Vietnam |
Michael Lee Lanning
Not a personal account. Book has many pages of graphs and maps and bibliographies with Index and Pictures
INSIDE THE GREEN BERETS The First Thirty Years|
A History of the U.S. Army Special Forces
Charles M. Simpson III
Colonel Simpson's career includes 30 years Army plus experience as a writer, operations analyst, educator, and historian. From 1969-71 he was directly responsible for a Special Forces Group with operational and planning responsibilites for all of Asia in the unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency fields.
Index and Pictures with maps.
INSIDE THE LRRPS Rangers in Vietnam |
Michael Lee Lanning
This is more of a technical manual book. More involved with the history of LRRPs. "how they were staffed, how they trained, how they carried out the war's most hazardous missions."
No Index nor any pictures... Technical, well documented
INTO LAOS The Story of Dewey Canyon II/Lam Son 719 Vietnam 1971|
Keith William Molan
By following the action from the points of view of the individuals, previously neglected angles of the conflict are dramatized. We learn more about the special role of three specific Army battalions; about the defense of Khe Sanh, and about the struggle to clear Route 9
Index and Pictures
INTO THE MOUTH OF THE CAT The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of vietnam |
Lance Sijan received the Congressional Medal of Honor...
No Index nor any pictures
IRON BRAVO Hears, Minds, and Sergeants in the U.S. Army
In Iron Bravo bestselling journalist novelist Carsten Stroud offers a gonzo look into today's real army through the eyse of a forty-nine-year-old military lifer named Dee Crane.
No index. No pictures. Glossary.
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