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.
TAIL WIND A True Story
Robert Van Buskirk with Fred Bauer
A Biography of the man who found Christ.
No Index. No Pictures.
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TAKING FIRE The True Story of a Decorated chopper Pilot
Ron Alexander & Charles W. Sasser
Nicknamed "Mini-Man" for his dimminutive stature, a mere five-foot-three and 125 pounds in his flight boots, chopper pilot Ron Alexander proved to be a giant in the eyes of the men he rescued from the jungles and paddies of Vietnam. description from book
No Index. Personal pictures.
TAN PHU Special Forces Team A-23 in Combat
Vietnam, 1963. Leigh Wade was a radioman for Special Forces Team A-23, a twelve-man unit sent to Tan Phu, a hell on earth in the Mekong Delta where the VC had the advantage of knowing the tangled terrain. The team's mission: run sweeps and hammer-and-anvil operations, kill or capture as many VC as possible, and move back to camp before they could strike back.
No index, book has portrait shots. Men listed: Captain Leites, James Rowe, M.Sgt Kemmer, Norm Hardy, James Browning, Dan Fitzer, S.Sgt Navarro, John Lowe, Roger Vandeberg, Ken Carey, Sidney Cross, Rocky Versace, Karales, Castan, Major Phong, Lyn
TANK SERGEANT |
Jungle Busters. From tearing roads through the jungle to blasting out Viet Cong positions, from convoy escort to rescue operations, the tank crews in Vietnam did it all
Indexed. Photographers. Glossary
TANKS IN THE WIRE |
The First Use of Enemy Armor in Vietnam
David B. Stockwell
February 7 1968, the North Vietnamese Army steamrollered into the U.S. Army Special Forces camp at Lang Vei. Their brutal attack relied on strategies and weaponry previously unseen in the war. description from back of book
Index. No Pictures. Maps.
TEACHING THE VIETNAM WAR |
A Critical Examination of School Texts and an Interpretive Comparative History Utilizing the Pentagon Papers and Other Documents
William L. Griffen and John Marciano
Index. No Pictures. No Maps.
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TEAM SERGEANT |
A Special forces NCO at Lang Vei and Beyond
William T. Craig
All through this book Craig mentions different men and gives brief bio summaries. While mostly a biography of Craig's tour of duty in Vietnam it includes Lang Vei, Tet 1968.
Index. Pictures. Maps.
TEAMMATES: SEALs AT WAR
Barry W. Enoch, (Chief gunners Mate, U.S. Navy (Ret.) with Gregory A. Walker
The searing inside story of Vietnam War special operations from a founding member of SEAL Team ONE. He was awarded the Navy Cross December 1970.
No index, Personal pictures with names.
THE TEN THOUSAND DAY WAR VIETNAM:1945-1975 |
Index Pictures Maps
THAILAND: The War That Is, The War That Will Be |
Louis E. Lomax
Written in 1967. "A first-hand report of another Viet Nam in the making"
No Index or pictures.
13 CENT KILLERS |
The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam
John J. Culbertson
1967. The 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon sniper teams accompanied Marine rifle companies like the 2/3 on patrols and combat missions
No Index. Pictures. Glossary
TIME HEALS NO WOUNDS The agony of the real war in Vietnam - the grunt's war - told by a soldier who lived through it
Jack Leninger spent a year humping the boonies as a rifleman in the 4th Inf. Div.... With operational reports, eyewitness accounts, journals and photos, Leninger captures the terror and chaos of Vietnam in all its electrifying intensity.
discription extracted from the back of the book
No Index - Book has unit list of casualities, maps, graphic photos, and plenty of documentation.
TO BEAR ANY BURDEN The Vietnam War and its Aftermath in the Words of Americans and South Asians
The eighty of so interview excerts making up this book are not, and weren't intended to be, a comprehensive history; they are fragments of lives that were themselves fragments of a colossal and complicated tragedy. description from the book
No Index. Pictures.
TOUCHED WITH FIRE The Future of the Vietnam Generation
"Out of that dark and angry past comes a voice of hope. John Wheeler, a Vietnam veteran who helped create the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, dares to examine the controversial issues provoked by Vietnam in order to profoundly influence America's future
TOUR OF DUTY JOHN KERRY and the VIETNAM WAR |
Brinkly has drawn on extensive interviews with virtually everyone who knew Kerry in Vietnam. Kerry also relegated to Brinkley his letters home from Vietnam, voluminous "war notes" journals and personal reminiscense written during and shortly after the war.
Index and Personal Pictures
TOURING NAM |
The Vietnam War Reader
edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Augustus Richard Nortonl
Contributors: David Reed, Don Porshe, Tim O'Brien, Stan Goff, Ronald J. Glasser, Asa Baber, Kent Anderson, Lee K. Abbott, Elkins, Tom Suddick, Josiah Bunting, Charles Anderson, Thomas Parker, Tom Mayer, Robert Chatain
No Index. Pencil drawings.
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THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI|
The Untold Story of Vietnam
Tom Mangold/John Penycate
Two journalists re-create a remarkable campaign, a unique battle fought inside a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and complex chambers that the Viet cong dug just north of Saigon...it is also the story of the American soldiers called "tunnel rats."
Index. Pictures. Maps
12, 20 & 5
A Doctor's Year in Vietnam
John A. Parrish MD
I looked briefly for a date of the Doctor Parrish's tour... couldn't find it.. but the copyright means War was still active during his service and that the movie M.A.S.H. had been out for two years. The number reflects the numbers that the helicopter brings in "litter-borne wounded, ambulatory wounded, dead."
No Index. No pictures.
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America's Military Role in Vietnam
General Bruce Palmer, Jr.
"The author, General Bruce Palmer, was Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1973. His insights into the key events and decisions that shaped America's military role in Vietnam are uncommonly perceptive."
Index. Glossary. Maps
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