Best Literature About the Vietnam War
1 The Things They Carried
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2 Matterhorn
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3 Dispatches
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4 Absolutely Nothing (Jason S...
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5 We Were Soldiers Once... an...
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6 A Rumor Of War
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7 The Quiet American
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8 A Bright Shining Lie: John ...
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9 Fields of Fire
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10 Chickenhawk
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11 If I Die in a Combat Zone: ...
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12 Going After Cacciato
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13 The 13th Valley
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14 The Best and the Brightest
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15 Up Country
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 10,050 ratings
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16 Nam: The Vietnam War in the...
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17 Hell In A Very Small Place:...
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18 The Short-Timers
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19 The Lotus Eaters
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20 In the Lake of the Woods
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 9,925 ratings
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21 Vietnam: A History
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,551 ratings
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22 Fire in the Lake: The Vietn...
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23 In Country
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24 What It is Like to Go to War
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25 About Face: Odyssey Of An A...
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26 Tree of Smoke
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27 Flight of the Intruder (Jak...
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28 Steel My Soldiers' Hearts: ...
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29 Novel Without a Name
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30 Home Before Morning
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31 Dog Soldiers
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32 The Wednesday Wars
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33 The Long Gray Line: The Ame...
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34 Paco's Story
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35 When Heaven and Earth Chang...
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36 Let the Great World Spin
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37 Meditations in Green
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38 Reporting Vietnam: American...
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39 The Nightingale's Song
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40 They Marched Into Sunlight:...
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41 We Are Soldiers Still: A Jo...
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42 Dirty Work
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43 365 Days
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44 The Girl in the Picture: Th...
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45 Bloods: An Oral History of ...
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46 Better times than these: A ...
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47 Secrets: A Memoir of Vietna...
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48 The Ugly American
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49 One to Count Cadence
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50 1968
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51 Tiger the Lurp Dog
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52 Rolling Thunder (Wings of W...
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53 Platoon Leader: A Memoir of...
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53 Highways to a War
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55 Gardens of Stone
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56 The Names of the Dead
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57 The Sorrow of War: A Novel ...
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58 Catfish and Mandala: A Two-...
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59 Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietn...
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60 Ho Chi Minh: A Life
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61 From Both Sides Now: The Po...
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61 The Fearless Man: A Novel o...
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61 Amaryllis
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61 Monkey Bridge
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61 Sympathy for the Devil
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61 Patriots: The Vietnam War R...
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61 The Saigon Zoo: Vietnam's O...
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68 Nam-A-Rama
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68 Once Upon a Mulberry Field
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70 Fourth and Forever
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70 My Lai 4: A Report on the M...
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72 A Hard Place: A Sergeant's ...
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72 And a Hard Rain Fell
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74 All the Broken Pieces
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75 One Young Soldier
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76 Guns Up!: A Firsthand Accou...
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77 Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs ...
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78 Kill Anything That Moves: T...
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79 Passing Time
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80 The Fire Dream
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80 Collateral Damage
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82 We Never Wanted a Parade
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83 Welcome to Vietnam (Echo Co...
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84 After Tet: The Bloodiest Ye...
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85 Don't Mean Nothing: Short S...
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85 Boocoo Dinky Dow: My Short,...
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87 My Vietnam War
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88 Seven in a Jeep
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89 Vietnam: The Ten Thousand D...
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89 Sand in the wind
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91 Birds of Paradise Lost
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92 Write Home for Me: A Red Cr...
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93 Magdalena
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94 Charlie Mike
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95 Dragon Lady
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96 From Yale to Jail: The Life...
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97 LOST HIGHWAY
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98 Patches of Fire: A Story of...
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99 Stand To... A Journey to Ma...
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100 A Code to Keep
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message 1: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Tree of Smoke isn't on this list?


message 2: by Larry (new)

Larry Bassett Why are some books on here twice? examples: Fields of Fire and The Things They Carried


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I told it to "check for duplicates," so with any luck nothing should be listed twice, now.


message 5: by Steve (new)

Steve Woods Books on the Australian Experience in Vietnam;

Well Done Those Men, Barry Heard.
When the Buffalo Fight Lex McAuley
The Odd Angry Shot William Nagle
The Tiger Men Barry Petersen
The Men Who Persevered Bruce Davies
Battle of Long Tan Lex Mcauley


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