959.7043: The Vietnam War (2023)

This list contains books, published in the last 5 years, that discuss the Vietnam War, which lasted from 1961 to 1975. Works featured in this list will discuss key figures, analyze historical events, examine notable figures, and share narratives from those who experienced these events firsthand.

Updated June 9, 2023
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Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war
Wright, James Edward
A history of the American War in Vietnam that provides a rich overview of that war and an evocative reminder of the human faces of the generation who served. The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the...


Honorable exit : how a few brave Americans risked all to save our Vietnamese allies at the end of the war
Clarke, Thurston
Paper Book
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB A groundbreaking revisionist history of the last days of the Vietnam War that reveals the acts of American heroism that saved more than one hundred thousand South Vietnamese from communist revenge In 1973 U.S. participation...


Huế 1968 : the turning point of the American war in Vietnam
Bowden, Mark
Paper Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down,...


The league of wives the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home
Lee, Heath Hardage
Paper Book
On February 12, 1973, more than one hundred recently released American prisoners of war arrived in the Philippines. These former Navy and Air Force pilots had endured years of brutal torture, deprivation, and solitary confinement in Vietnamese prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months...


The Long Reckoning: A Story of War, Peace, and Redemption in Vietnam
Black, George
Paper Book
The moving story of how a small group of people--including two Vietnam veterans--forced the U.S. government to take responsibility for the ongoing horrors--agent orange and unexploded munitions--inflicted on the Vietnamese. "Fifty years after the last U.S. service member left...


The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War
Stanton, Doug
Paper Book
A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War--whose...


Road to disaster : a new history of America's descent into Vietnam
VanDeMark, Brian
Paper Book
"The most thoughtful and judicious one-volume history of the war and the American political leaders who presided over the difficult and painful decisions that shaped this history. The book will stand for the foreseeable future as the best study of the tragic mistakes that led to so much suffering...


Saving Bravo : the greatest rescue mission in Navy SEAL history
Talty, Stephan
Paper Book
From the author of A Captain's Duty, the New York Times best-selling account of Captain Phillips, comes the untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War. One American aviator, who knew our most important secrets,...


The Vietnam War : an intimate history
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Paper Book
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others- a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017. ...


You don't belong here : how three women rewrote the story of war
Becker, Elizabeth (Journalist)
Paper Book
WINNER OF THE 2022 GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2022 SPERBER PRIZE The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war.   Kate Webb, an Australian...

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