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(see also Vietnam: Before 1965, Vietnam: Since 1975, Antiwar Movements Past, Military Conscription, Conscientious Objection, Christian Pacificism, New Left 1960s, Agent Orange, Vietnamese American History, Life & Values, & Hmong American History, Life & Values)


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Basics

Suicides among Vietnam War veterans have now exceeded the numbers of Americans lost in the war. Forty per cent of homeless men in the US are veterans.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Musarium: Vietnam Inc. Phillip Jones Griffiths.

In the Library: Articles

Branfman, Fred. "The Third Indochina War [interview]," Liberation (4/72):7-21.

Brown, Douglas A. "Bureaucracy & dependency in the Third World: the Soc Son refugee project in South Vietnam," New Scholar 3,2 (1973):103-24.

Chomsky, Noam. "Intervention in Vietnam & Central America: parallels & differences," Monthly Review 37,4 (9/85):1-29.

Conley, Michael C. "Communist thought & Viet Cong tactics," Asian Survey 8,3 (3/68):206-22.

Cortright, David. "The collapse of the US military in Vietnam," Monthly Review (10/98):46-53. Review essay on Stanton, Rise & Fall.

Davis, Peter. "Vietnam: a cracked mirror," Nation (5/15/00):18-21. On memory & the consequences of the war for Americans.

Dreyfuss, Robert. "Apocalypse still," Mother Jones (1-2/00):43-51, 90. Lingering effects of US spraying with Agent Orange during the war.

Drinan, Robert F. "Should Robert McNamara go to prison?" NCR (4/21/95):24.

__________. "Forced to recall Vietnam & lingering debt," NCR (5/12/95):20.

Franklin, H. Bruce. The myth of the missing: the POW/MIAs keep the Vietnam War alive," Progressive (1/93):22-25.

Galambos, Louis. "Paying up: the price of the Vietnam War," Journal of Policy History 8 (1996):166-79.

Gartner, S.S. & M.E. Myers. "Body counts & success in the Vietnam War & the Korean War," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 25,3 (win 95):377-95.

Goodman, Allan. "Is it too late to end the Vietnam War?" Southeast Asia 1,4 (1971):365-78.

Henry, Jules. "Capital's last frontier," Nation (4/25/66). On capital's need to destroy the Vietnamese peasantry to make room for industrial development.

Hickey, Gerald Cannon. "The Vietnamese village through time & war," Vietnam Forum 10 (sum-fall 87):1-25.

Hunt, David. "Village culture & the Vietnamese Revolution," Past & Present 94 (2/82):131-57.

Huntington, Samuel P. "The bases of accommodation," Foreign Affairs 46 (1968):642-56. Destruction of countryside given theoretical status as "forced draft urbanization."

Jackson, Larry R. "The Vietnamese Revolution & the Montagnards," Asian Survey 9,5 (5/69):313-30.

Kagan, R.C. "Disarming memories: Japanese, Korean, & American literature on the Vietnam War," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 324 (10-12/00):25-32.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. "The fall: Bob Kerrey's Vietnam," New Yorker (6/3/02):92-94.

Korn, Peter. "The persisting poison," Nation (4/8/91):440-446.

Lifton, Robert Jay. "America in Vietnam: the circle of deception," Trans-Action (3/68):10-19.

Lockard, Craig A. "Meeting yesterday head-on: the Vietnam War in Vietnamese, American, & world history," Journal of World History 5,2 (fall 94):227-72.

McLeod, Mark W. "Indigenous peoples & the Vietnamese Revolution, 1930-1975," Journal of World History 10,2 (fall 99):353-90.

Minh, Nguyen Van. "Jail notes of a young Vietnamese," Nation (3/24/69).

Mirsky, Jonathan. "The tombs of Ben Suc," Nation (10/23/67).

__________. "Conversation with a monk," Nation (12/25/67).

Monthly Review editors. "The historic victory in Indochina," Monthly Review 27 (5/75):1-12.

__________. "Lessons of Vietnam," Monthly Review 37,2 (6/85):1-13.

Press, Eyal. "Kerrey's case not closed," Nation (5/20/02):5-6. On sequel to ex-Senator's revelations of a war crime in Vietnam.

Spector, Ronald H. "'In the Nam' & 'Back in the World': American & Vietnamese sources on the Vietnam War," Journal of American History 75 (1988):209-14.

Tran, Tini. "Toxic chemicals remain in Vietnam," Mercury News (8/12/03):10A.

Vlastos, Stephen. "Television wars: representations of the Vietnam War in TV documentaries," Radical History 36 (9/86):115-32.

__________. "Losing the Vietnam War," Radical History Review 5 (win 1993):165-74.

White, Christine Pelzer. "Vietnam: war, socialism & the politics of gender relations," in Kruks et al. (eds.) Women in the Transition to Socialism (NY, 1989).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aldrich, Richard J.; Gary D. Rawnsley & Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley (eds.) The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65: Western Intelligence, Propaganda & Special Operations (Portland OR: Frank Cass, 2000).

Allen, Joe. Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost (Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).

Appy, Christian G. Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers & Vietnam (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1993).

Bartimus, Tad & Others. War Torn (NY: Random House, 2002). Women reporters' accounts of Vietnam War.

Bilton, Michael & Kevin Sim. Four Hours in My Lai (NY: Viking, 1992).

Brown, F.C. Delta Advisor: the War at the Rice Roots Level. Chau Doc, Vietnam, 1969-70 (Bennington VT, 1990).

Buckingham, William A. Jr. Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force & Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-71 (Washington: Office of Air Force Histsory, 1982).

Bui, Diem with David Chanoff. In the Jaws of History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987).

Bui, Tin. Following Ho Chi Minh: Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1995).

Burchett, Wilfred. The Furtive War: The US in Vietnam & Laos (NY: International, 1963).

__________. Vietnam Will Win! Why the People of South Vietnam Have Already Defeated US Imperialism -- & How they Have Done It (NY: Monthly Review, 1968).

__________. Grasshoppers & Elephants: Why Vietnam Fell (NY: Urizen, 1977). War correspondent's story of last two months of war, & role of "People's Uprisings" (alongside "General Offensive") in defeating US forces.

__________. Catapult to Freedom: The Survival of the Vietnamese People (NY: Quartet, 1978).

Callison, C. Stuart. The Land-to-the-Tiller Program & Rural Resource Mobilization in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam (Athens OH: Ohio U., 1974). Impact of US-sponsored 1970 land reform program, the "most extensive ever done in a non-Communist country," as an effort to "win the hearts & minds of the people."

Caputo, Philip. A Rumor of War (NY: Ballantine, 1978). Marine memoir.

Castle, Timothy N. One Day Too Long: Top Secret Site 85 & the Bombing of North Vietnam (NY: Columbia, 1999).

Chaliand, Gérard. The Peasants of North Vietnam (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965).

Chomsky, Noam. At War with Asia (NY: Pantheon, 1970).

__________. American Power & the New Mandarins (NY: New Press, 2002).

Chu Van Tan. Reminiscences of the Army for National Salvation: Memoir (Cornell Southeast Asian Data Paper 97; Ithaca, 1974).

Clergy & Laymen Concerned About Vietnam. In the Name of America: The Conduct of the War in vietnam by the Armed Forces of the US as Shown by Published Reports, Compared with the Laws of War Binding on the US Government (NY, 1968).

Conway, Kenneth J. Shadow War: The CIA's Secret War in Laos (Boulder CO: Paladin, 1995).

Cortright, David. Soldiers in Revolt: the American Military Today (NY: Anchor, 1975). GI resistance in Vietnam.

Dieu, Nguyen Thi. The Mekong River & the Struggle for Indochina: Water, War, & Peace (Westport CT, 1999).

Donovan, David. Once a Warrior King: Memoirs of an Officer in Vietnam (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1985).

Dooley, George. Battle for the Central Highlands: A Special Forces Story (NY: Ballantine, 2000).

Duiker, William J. US Containment Policy & the Conflict in Vietnam (Stanford: Stanford U, 1994).

Editors of Ramparts. The Indo-China War: A Reader (NY, 1970).

Eisen-Bergen, Arlene. Women of Viet Nam (San Francisco: Peoples, 1974).

Elliott, David. The Vietnamese War: Revolution & Social Change in the Mekong Delta (2 vols.; Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002).

Ellsberg, Daniel. Papers on the War (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1972).

Elwood-Akers, Virginia. Women War Correspondents in the Vietnam War, 1961-1975 (Metuchen NJ: Scarecrow, 1988).

Emerson, Gloria. Winners & Losers. Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses & Ruins from a Long War (NY: Random House, 1976).

Engelmann, Larry. Tears Before the Rain: An Oral History of the Fall of Saigon (NY: Oxford, 1990).

Errington, Elizabeth Jane & B.J.C. McKercher (eds.) The Vietnam War as History (NY: Praeger, 1990).

Ethell, Jeffrey L. & Alfred Price. One Day in a Long War: May 10, 1972. Air War, North Vietnam (NY: Random House, 1989).

Falk, Richard; Gabriel Kolko & Robert Jay Lifton (eds.) Crimes of War (NY: Random House, 1971).

Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interviews with Nguyen Van Thieu & General Giap.

Fishel, Wesley R. (ed.) Vietnam: Anatomy of a Conflict (Itasca IL, 1968). Invaluable collection of primary documents since 1954.

Fitzgerald, Frances. Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese & the Americans in Vietnam (Boston: Little, Brown, 1972).

Frost, Frank. Australia's War in Vietnam (Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1987).

Gabriel, Richard. No More Heroes (NY: Hill & Wang, 1987). Psychological consequences of war, which destroys the minds of twice as many people as it kills.

Gerber, David A. (ed.) Disabled Veterans in History (Ann Arbor, 2000).

Giap, Vo Nguyen. "Big Victory, Great Task": North Vietnam's Minister of Defense Assesses the Course of the War (NY: Praeger, 1968).

__________. Unforgettable Months & Years (Southeast Asia Project Data Paper 99; Ithaca: Cornell, 1975).

__________ & Van Tien Dung. How We Won the War (Philadelphia: RECON, 1976).

Gibson, James William. The Perfect War (Boston: Atlantic Monthly, 1986).

Girling, J.L.S. People's War: Conditions & Consequences in China & Southeast Asia (NY: Praeger, 1969).

Gutman, Roy & David Rieff (eds.) Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (NY, 1999).

Gwin, Larry. Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir (NY: Ivy, 1999).

Halberstam, David. Ho (NY: Random House, 1971).

Hammel, Eric M. Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds: An Oral History (NY: Crown, 1989).

Hammer, Richard. The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley (NY: kCoward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1971).

Hallock, D. William Hell, Healing, & Resistance: Veterans Speak (Farmington PA: Plough, 1998).

Hatcher, Patrick Lloyd. The Suicide of an Elite: American Internationalists & Vietnam (Stanford: Stanford U, 1990).

Havens, Thomas R. Fire Across the Sea: The Vietnam War & Japan, 1965-1975 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1987).

Hayslip, Le Ly with Jay Wurtz. When Heaven & Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace (NY: Doubleday, 1989).

__________ with James Hayslip. Child of War, Woman of Peace (NY: Doubleday, 1993).

Head, William & Lawrence E. Grinter (eds.) Looking Back on the Vietnam War: A 1990s Perspective on the Decisions, Combat & Legacies (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1993).

Herr, Michael. Dispatches [1977] (NY: Vintage, 1991). An enduring classic of war correspondence.

Herz, Martin F. with Leslie Rider. The Prestige Press & the Christmas Bombing, 1972: Images & Reality in Vietnam (Washington: Ethics & Public Policy Center, 1980).

Hess, Martha. Then the Americans Came: Voices from Vietnam (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993).

Hickey, Gerald Cannon. Village in Vietnam (New Haven: Yale, 1964).

__________, Free in the Forest. Ethnohistory of the Vietnamese Central Highlands, 1954-1976 (New Haven: Yale, 1982).

__________. Shattered World: Adaptation & Survival among Vietnam's Highland Peoples during the Vietnam War (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 1993).

Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger (NY: Verso, 2001). Develops a strong case that Kissinger's actions during the Vietnam War & later qualify him for trial as a war criminal.

Hunt, Andrew. The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (NY: NYU, 1999).

Isaacs, Arnold R. Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts & Its Legacy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1998).

Jones, Howard. Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem & JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War (NY: Oxford U., 2003).

Kahin, George McT. & John W. Lewis. The US in Vietnam (NY: Dial, 1967).

Kahin, George. Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam (NY: Knopf: 1986).

Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. The First Complete Account of Vietnam at War (NY: Viking, 1983).

Katsiaficas, George. Vietnam Documents: American & Vietnamese Views of the War (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992).

Kiel, R. Andrew. J. Edgar Hoover, the Father of the Cold War: How His Obsession with Communism Led to the Warren Commission Cover-Up and Escalation of the Vietnam War (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 2000).

Kolko, Gabriel. Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the US & the Modern Historical Experience (NY: Pantheon, 1985).

__________. Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Lacouture, Jean. Ho Chi Minh (NY, 1968).

Landers, James. The Weekly War: Newsmagazines & Vietnam (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 2004).

Lanning, Michael Lee. The Only War We Had: A Platoon Leader's Journal of Vietnam (NY: Ivy, 1987).

__________, Inside the VC & the NVA: The Real Story of North Vietnam's Armed Forces (NY: Ivy, 1993).

Lansdale, Edward G. In the Midst of Wars: An American's Mission to Southeast Asia (NY: Harper & Row, 1972).

Laurence, John. The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story (NY: Public Affairs, 2002).

Lembke, Jerry. Spitting Image: Myth, Memory & the Legacy of Vietnam (NY: NYU, 1998).

Leppelman, John. Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-Five Months in Vietnam (NY: Ivy, 1991).

Lewallen, John. Ecology of Devastation: Indochina (Baltimore: Penguin, 1971).

Lomperis, Timothy J. From People's War to People's Rule. Insurgency, Intervention & the Lessons of Vietnam (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1996).

Luce, Don & John Sommer. Viet Nam: The Unheard Voices (Ithaca: Cornell U, 1969).

Luong, Hy V. Revolution in the Village: Tradition & Transformation in North Vietnam, 1925-1988 (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1992).

Lynd, Staughton & Thomas Hayden. The Other Side (NY: American Library, 1967).

Maraniss, David. They Marched into Sunlight: War & Peace Vietnam & America, October 1967 (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).

Mason, Robert. Chickenhawk (NY: Viking, 1983).

Mason, Patience H.C. Recovering from the War: A Woman's Guide to Helping Your Vietnam Vet, Your Family, & Yourself (NY: Penguin, 1990).

McCourt, Tom. To Be a Soldier (Price UT: Southpaw, 2005). War memoir.

McGarvey, Patrick. Visions of Victory: Selected Vietnamese Communist Military Writings, 1964-1968 (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1969).

Michalowski, Raymond & Jill Dubisch. Run for the Wall: Remembering Vietnam on a Motorcycle Pilgrimage (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2001).

Millett, Allan R. (ed.) A Short History of the Vietnam War (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1978).

Moïse, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf & the Escalation of the Vietnam War (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1996).

Moyar, Mark. Phoenix & the Birds of Prey: The CIA's Secret Campaign to Destroy the Viet Cong (Annapolis: Naval Institute, 1997).

Neu, Charles E. America's Lost War: Vietnam, 1945-1975 (Wheeling IL: Harlan Davidson, 2005).

Nguyen Thi Dinh. No Other Road to Take: Memoir of Mrs. Nguyen Thi Dinh (Cornell Southeast Asian Data Paper 102; Ithaca, 1976).

Nhat-Hanh, Thich. Vietnam, the Lotus in the Sea of Fire (London: SCM, 1967).

Nicosia, Gerald. Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement (NY: Crown, 2001).

Nighswonger, William A. Rural Pacification in Vietnam (NY: Praeger, 1966).

O'Brien, Tim. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up & Ship Me Home (NY: Broadway, 1999). Memoir of a year as a footsoldier in Vietnam.

O'Neill, Robert J. General Giap: Politician & Strategist (NY: Praeger, 1969).

Patti, Archimedes L.A. Why Viet Nam? Prelude to America's Albatross (Berkeley: U. California, 1980).

Pelley, Patricia M. Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Peers, W.R. The My Lai Inquiry (NY: Norton, 1979).

Pemberton, Gregory. All the Way. Australia's Road to Vietnam (Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1987).

Pham, Andrew X. Catfish & Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). Vietnamese American from San Jose revisits his wartime childhood & his father's long imprisionment during a tour of the country in the 90s.

Prados, John. The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail & the Vietnam War (NY: Wiley, 1999).

Pratt, John C. (comp.) Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941-1982 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984).

Race, Jeffrey. War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province (Berkeley: U. California, 1972).

Reston, James Jr. Sherman's March & Vietnam (NY: Macmillan, 1985).

Sansom, Robert. The Economics of Insurgency in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam (Cambridge: MIT, 1970).

Schell, Jonathan. The Village of Ben Suc (NY: Knopf, 1967). Classic account of the destruction by war of a Vietnamese village.

__________, The Military Half: An Account of Destruction in Quang Ngai & Quang Tin (NY: Knopf, 1968).

Schurmann, Franz; Peter Dale Scott & Reginald Zelnik. The Politics of Escalation in Vietnam (Boston: Beacon, 1966).

Scott, Wilbur J. Vietnam Veterans since the War: The Politics of PTSD, Agent Orange, & the National Memorial (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2004).

Sheehan, Neil; Hedrick Smith, E.W. Kenworthy & Fox Butterfield. The Pentagon Papers (NY: Bantam, 1971).

Small, Melvin. At the Water's Edge (NY: Ivan R. Dee, 2005). The war & US politics.

Smith, George E. P.O.W.: Two Years with the Viet Cong (Berkeley: Ramparts, 1972).

Sontag, Susan. Trip to Hanoi (NY: Noonday, 1968).

Spinks, Charles N. & others. The North Vietnamese Regime: Institutions & Problems (Washington: American U, 1969). Pentagon study completed in 1967.

Stanton, Shelby L. The Rise & Fall of an American Army: US Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973 (Novato CA: Presidio, 1985). Insider's view of depletion of strength & disintegration of morale within the ranks.

Starr, Paul; with Jim Henry & Ray Bonner. The Discarded Army: Veterans after Vietnam. The Nader Report on Vietnam Veterans & the Veterans' Administration (NY: Charterhouse, 1974).

Sweezy, Paul M.; Leo Huberman & Harry Magdoff. Vietnam: The Endless War. From Monthly Review, 1954-1970 (NY: Monthly Review, 1970).

Tang, Truong Nhu (with David Chanoff & Doan Van Toai). A Viet Cong Memoir. An Inside Account of the Vietnam War & its Aftermath (NY, 1985). Views of the "highest level Vietcong leader to defect."

Taylor, Sandra C. Vietnamese Women at War: Fighting for Ho Chi Minh & the Revolution (Lawrence: U. Kansas, 1999).

Taylor, Telford. Nuremberg & Vietnam: An American Tragedy (Chicago: Quadrangle, 1970).

Thrift, Nigel & Dean Forbes. The Price of War. Urbanization in Vietnam, 1954-1985 (Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1986).

Tran, Tri Vu. Lost Years: My 1,632 Days in Vietnamese Reeducation Camps (Berkeley: U. California Institute of East Asian Studies, 1988).

Tuan, Nguyen Anh. South Vietnam: Trial & Experience (Athens: Ohio U, 1987).

Turley, Gerald H. The Easter Offensive: Vietnam, 1972 (Novato CA: Presidio, 1985).

Turner-Gottschang, Karen with Phan Thanh Hao. Even the Women Must Fight. Memories of War from North Vietnam (NY: Wiley, 1998).

Various Authors. Reporting Vietnam (2 vols.; NY: Library of America, 1998). Anthology of great journalism.

Veith, George J. Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold Story of US POW Rescue Efforts during the Vietnam War (NY: Dell, 1998).

Ward, Joseph T. Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam (NY: Ivy, 1991).

Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).

Weisberg, Barry. Ecocide in Indochina: The Ecology of War (San Francisco: Canfield, 1970).

Weiss, Peter. Notes on the Cultural Life of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (NY: Dell, 1971).

Werner, Jayne & David Hunt (eds.) The American War in Vietnam (Ithaca: Cornell, 1993).

Werner, Jayne. "A short history of the war in Vietnam," Monthly Review 37,2 (6/85):14-21.

Wetterhahn, Ralph. The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident & the End of the Vietnam War (NY: Carroll & Graf, 2001).

White, Ralph K. Nobody Wanted War: Misperception in Vietnam & Other Wars (NY: Doubleday, 1968).

Williams, William A. (ed.) America in Vietnam: A Documentary History (NY: Anchor, 1985).

Zhai, Giang. China & the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2002)

In the Library: Fiction

Cantrell, Nancy Tran. Seeds of Hope (Plymouth VT: Five Corners, 1999).

Caputo, Philip. Indian Country (NY: Bantam, 1987).

__________. Exiles: Three Short Novels (NY: Knopf, 1997).

Cao, Lan. Monkey Bridge: A Novel (NY: Penguin, 1997).

Clancy, Tom. Without Remorse (NY: Putnam, 1993).

Coetzee, J.M. "The Vietnam Project" in his Dusklands [1974] (NY: Penguin, 1983). Ruminations of a think-tank expert on psychological warfare.

Duarte, Stella Pope. Let Their Spirits Dance: A Novel (NY: Rayo, 2002). Mexican American soldiers in Vietnam.

Grooms, Anthony. Bombingham: A Novel (NY: Free Press, 2001). African American soldiers in Vietnam.

Ihimaera, Witi. The Uncle's Story (NY: Penguin, 2000). New Zealand Maori soldier in Vietnam.

Laurence, John. The Cat from Hué: A Vietnam War Story (NY: Public Affairs, 2002).

Luu, Le. A Time Far Past (Amherst MA, 1997).

Mason, Bobbie Ann. In Country: A Novel (NY: Harper & Row, 1985).

O'Brien, Tim. Going After Cacciato (NY: Delacorte, 1978).

__________. The Things They Carried (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990).

__________. In the Lake of the Woods (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994). Mystery and the war in flashbacks as a veteran tries to make a go of marriage & Minnesota politics.

__________. If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up & Ship Me Home (NY: Broadway Trade, 1999).

O'Neill, Susan. Don't Mean Nothing: Short Stories of Vietnam (NY: Ballantine, 2001). Vietnam war seen from the field hospital.

Wesseler, David. Half a World a Way (NY: Vantage, 1980).

Williams, John A. Captain Blackman: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, 1972). African-American soldiers in Vietnam.

Wolff, Tobias. The Barracks Thief (NY: Ecco, 1984).

__________. In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War (NY: Knopf, 1994).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Ehrhart, W.D. Unaccustomed Mercy: Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War (Lubbock TX, 1989?).

__________. Carrying the Darkness. The Poetry of the Vietnam War (Lubbock TX, 1989?).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Harrison-Hall, Jessica with Sherry Buchanan, Thu Stern & Katherine Lockett. Vietnam: Behind-the-Lines Images from the War, 1965-1975 (London: British Museum, 2002).

Riboud, Marc. North Vietnam: Face of North Vietnam (NY, 1970).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Apocalypse Now" [1979], dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 153m, 202m, in expanded "Redux" version. In video stores. War is madness.

"Casualties of War" [1989], dir. Brian de Palma, 113m. In video stores. Village girl captured by squad of five soldiers, of whom four rape & kill her & the fifth seeks justice.

"Full Metal Jacket" [1987], dir. Stanley Kubrick, 116m. In video stores. Dehumanization of Marine recruits from training through combat.

"Hearts & Minds" [1974], dir. Peter Davis, 112m. Influential anti-war documentary on background & attitudes of people on both sides of conflict.

"Jacob's Ladder" [1990], dir. Adrian Lyne, 115m. Postal worker struggles with memories of earlier trauma, including service in Vietnam.

"Platoon" [1986], dir. Oliver Stone, 120m. In video stores. Horrors & immorality of war as seen through eyes of young recruit.

"Tribes," [1970], dir. Joseph Sargent, 74m.



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