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.
PAPER BRIDGES From Vietnam With Love
Not the traditional Vietnam War Book. The wife back home gets in contact the Vietnam girlfriend. A lot of information about civilian life after the American pull-out.
No index or picture.
THE PASSING OF THE NIGHT: My Seven Years As a Prisoner of the North Vietnamese
Colonel Robinson Risner
"Powerful... a tribute to Risner's patriotism and intuitive religious faith that he survived at all... the total effect is gripping." quote from back of book
No Index. No pictures
PATHFINDER First in Last Out
Richard R. Burns
"As a Pathfinder-all too often alone in the middle of a hot LZ-he quided in helicopters disembarking troops, directed medevacs to retrieve the wounded, and organized extractions.
PEACE IN VIETNAM A New Approach in Southeast Asia
A Report Prepared for the American Friends Service committee
A report done by The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, providing early none military means to end the war in Vietnam.
PHANTOM OVER VIETNAM
John Trotti, USMC
"What's it like to fly a fighter in combat? This book comes as close to answering that question as anything I have read." description from the book
No Index. Etchings of aircraft
PHANTOM WARRIORS Book ONE
Gary A. Linderer
LRRPs, LRPs and Rangers in Vietnam.
No Index. Glossary
PHANTOM WARRIORS Book Two
Gary A. Linderer
The book is dedicated to Specialist Four Terry Clifton, company f, 58th Infantry.
No Index. Glossary and list of casualties
PHASE LINE GREEN |
The Battle for Hue, 1986
The bloody monthlong battle for the Citadel in Hue pitted U.S. Marines against an entrenched North Vietnamese Army force.
A PIECE OF MY HEART The Stories of Twenty Six American Women Who Served in Vietnam
Foreword by Martha Raye
In these pages you'll find the experiences of nurses who heard rocket attacks as they made their rounds... of Red Cross workers whose helicopters were fired upon as they flew into the jungles... of USO entertainers who tried to lighten the load for the troops... of WACs who regularly found their names on the Viet Cong's "elimination lists."
No Index. Pictures
PLATOON Bravo Company
Robert Hemphill, Commanding Officer of Dravo company
Foreword by Joseph L. Galloway
Hemphill takes us back to his fighting days in Vietnam when he commanded Bravo company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.
No Index. Map and Glossary
POINT MAN |
Chief James Watson and Kevin Dockery
Author was member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 and an initial member of the U.S. Navy SEALs
THE POLITICS OF ESCALATION IN VIETNAM
Franz Schurmann, Peter Dale Scott, Reginald Zelnik
" A most important and revealing history, and a clear demonstration of what is wrong with the strategy of escalation." - John Kenneth Galbraith
RECON TEAMS or RT's are comprised of two American Green Beret NCO's" a one-zero who acts as the team leader and a one-one, the radio operator. In addition, there are four indigenous team members.
No Index. Maps.
THE PRICE OF EXIT
A true story of helicopter pilots in Vietnam -- where life was hell, but death was ... the price of exit.
No Index. Pictures. Maps.
A PRISONER'S DUTY GREAT ESCAPES IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY |
Robert C. Doyle
"For a prisoner of war, the ultimate duty is to escape. Here are the amazing true stories of soldiers and civilians who risked their lives to fulfill that duty--often against incredible odds."
Index. Over 100 pages of Appendix.
PROJECT ALPHA Washington's Secret military Operations in North Vietnam |
Published in hardcover as Secret Army, Secret War. early days of Vietnam. Operation codenamed Plan 34-Alpha, covert agents from South Vietnam were recruited for dangerous land, sea, and air missions.
Index. Pictures. Original documents
THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW
Special Forces operator Leigh Wade outwitted death through five harrowing SF tours in Vietnam. In 1965, during his second assignment in Vietnam, Wade volunteered for duty with the newly arrived 173rd Airborne.
No Index. Pictures. Maps. Glossary
PROUD BASTARDS |
E. Michael Helms
One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam
No Index. No Pictures.
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