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 1939-
The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse...


Hu 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam
Bowden, Mark 1951-
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
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 1949-
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 Vietnam War : an intimate history
Ward, Geoffrey C.
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. ...


The Vietnam War : the definitive illustrated history
The definitive telling of one of the longest and most controversial wars in US history. Delve into the compelling history and impact of the Vietnam War in reverting detail. This authoritative visual guide unpacks accounts of struggle, sacrifice, and bravery, making this a perfect...


Year of the hawk : America's descent into Vietnam, 1965
Warren, James A.
From a celebrated military historian, a powerful, "highly recommended" (Library Journal, starred review) account of the most pivotal year of the Vietnam War--the cataclysm that "continues to haunt American politics and culture" (Publishers Weekly). The Vietnam War...

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