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The Definitive Vietnam War List - in my opinion

A Listmania! list by "chrisj54"
 
Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There (Abacus Books)
1.  Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There (Abacus Books) by Mark Baker
The list author says:
  "Just grunts telling it as it was"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story
2.  The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story by John Laurence
The list author says:
  "Jack Laurence's seminal piece, written from the perspective of a journalist in 1968. Plus it has a cat in it."
9.09   Used & New from: 4.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Dispatches (Picador thirty)
3.  Dispatches (Picador thirty) by Michael Herr
The list author says:
  "One of the first, and still one of the best. If you want to understand the Vietnam War, read this book"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Chickenhawk
4.  Chickenhawk by Robert Mason
The list author says:
  "The story of a Huey pilot, his war and how it screwed him up. Brilliant."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

A Street without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina
5.  A Street without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina by Bernard B. Fall
The list author says:
  "A history of the French experience in Indo-China. Read the book most of the contemporary journalists had in their packs."
20.73   Used & New from: 9.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Quiet American
6.  The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Graham greene's classic novel - and the only novel I list - the other book all the journalists had in their packs."
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Vietnam: A History
7.  Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow
The list author says:
  "Karnow won a Pulitzer Prize for this definitive history of the war. A bit tough in places but worth reading if you really want to know the real history"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War
8.  Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War by Michael Maclear
The list author says:
  "The book that accompanied the TV series. The war from 1945 to 1974"
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Bright, Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Picador Books)
9.  Bright, Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Picador Books) by Neil Sheehan
The list author says:
  "Again, not light reading, but it shows the mindset of LBJ and Westmoreland. Sheehan was also a Pulitzer Prize winner."
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In Retrospect (Vintage)
10.  In Retrospect (Vintage) by Robert S. McNamara
The list author says:
  "Secretary of Defense under both JFK and LBJ finally crawls out of the closet to discuss the war."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Tet!: The Turning Point in the Vietnam War
11.  Tet!: The Turning Point in the Vietnam War by Don Oberdorfer
The list author says:
  "Excellent overview of Tet, by the man who was there. The Washington Post's Don Oberdorfer"
18.06   Used & New from: 8.15

Tim Page's Nam
12.  Tim Page's Nam by William Shawcross
The list author says:
  "A collection of Tim page's photographs. He was there with Mike Herr, Jack Laurence and the late,  great  Dana Stone."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The South Vietnam People Will Win
13.  The South Vietnam People Will Win by Vo Nguyen Giap
The list author says:
  "The opposite perspective - Giap's book from 1965"
17.50   Used & New from: 14.04

We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
14.  We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore
The list author says:
  "You've probably seen the movie - this is the book"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
15.  The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War by Denise Chong
The list author says:
  "The girl burnt by napalm, Kim Phuc's story. Horrific in places, but a must read"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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