vietnam war books

Vietnam War Books

Many people consider the Vietnam War to be the defining conflict of the Cold War era. The stories of the brave men and women who fought have left an indelible effect on American society and history.

Looking to learn more? Dive into many different aspects of the war with these well-reviewed titles.

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Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History
By Robin Bartlett

“Vietnam veteran Bartlett debuts with a cathartic account of his 1968 tour of duty…Poignant and personal, this is an intimate account of one man’s war.”
Publishers Weekly

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No Greater Love: The Story of Michael Crescenz, Philadelphia’s Only Medal of Honor Recipient of the Vietnam War
By John A. Siegfried and Kevin Ferris

“…we highly recommend you read this tremendous story of service, sacrifice, and valor.”
Broad and Liberty

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Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
By James McLeroy and Gregory Sanders

“McLeroy’s participation in the battle adds authenticity to the narrative…highly recommended for anyone interested in how large-scale battles were fought in Vietnam at the height of U.S. commitment on the ground there.”
Journal of Military History

Vehicles & Heavy Weapons of the Vietnam War

Vehicles & Heavy Weapons of the Vietnam War
By David Doyle

“This informative and interesting book is a great reference for anything that moved on wheels or tracks during the Vietnam War, including amphibious vehicles. For what might have been a dry subject, David Doyle, an accomplished military vehicle expert, has much to tell the reader about the Vietnam War—from the driver’s seat.”
The VVA Veteran

Vietnam War aviation Reconnaissance Mission

Eyes of the Fleet Over Vietnam: RF-8 Crusader Combat Photo-Reconnaissance Missions
By Kenneth V. Jack

“…uncovers a lesser-known area of operations that centers on heroic men with unarmed aircraft, going in harm’s way to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their fellow pilots.”
Air Power History

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Courage Under Fire: The 101st Airborne’s Hidden Battle at Tam Ky
By LTC Ed Sherwood US Army (Ret)

“…provides readers a thorough examination of Operation Lamar Plain from the point of view of the soldiers on the ground, particularly those of Sherwood’s company. The author provides great detail on all aspects of the fighting.”
ARMY Magazine