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Bibliography / Book List: Vietnam





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To help on your search for knowledge we provide the following bibliographies / book lists. The variety of subject matter these publications cover foretells of the diversity you will find in the country. Specific titles are sometimes hard to find. Even if your local bookstore or library doesn't have the specific titles listed, pick up what is available. We welcome you comments and suggestions on books and articles to add.

Non-Fiction / History

Fiction / Literature

Balaban, John (ed).  Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Hu'o'ng. Copper Canyon Press, 2000.

Balaban, John (translator).  Ca Dao Vietnam: Vietnamese Folk Poetry. Copper Canyon Press, 2003.

Balaban, John.  Remembering Heaven's Face: A Story of Rescue in Wartime Vietnam.  Univ of Georgia Pr., 2002.

Balaban, John (ed.) and Nguyen Q. Duc (ed.).  Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Wherabout Pr., 1995.

Butler, Robert Olen. Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories.  Penguin Books USA, 1992.

Cao, Lan.  Monkey Bridge. Penguin Books, 1997.

Caputo, Philip,  Rumor of War, Henry Holt & Co., 1996.

Dinh, Linh (ed).  Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam. Seven Stories Press, 1996.

Duong Thu Huong, Thu Hng Dng, and Nina McPherson, Novel Without a Name.  Penguin, 1996.

Duong Thu Huong, Nina McPherson, Phan Huy Duong (translator),  Paradise of the Blind. HarperCollins, 2002.

Duong Thu Huong, Nina McPherson, Phan Huy Duong (translator),  Memories of Pure Spring. Penguin, 2001.

Hayslip, James Ly, Jenny Wurts and Le Ly Hayslip.  Child of War, Woman of Peace. Knopf, 1993.

Hayslip, Le Ly. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places : A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace. Penguin, 1990.

Nguyen, Kien,  The Tapestries. Back Bay Books, 2003.

Non-Fiction / History

Appy, Christian. Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides. Penguin, 2004.

Barnet, Richard J. "America in Vietnam: The Four Interventions" excerpted from the book Intervention and Revolution: The United States in the Third World, World Publishing, 1968.

Bergerud, Eric M.,  Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning; The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam.  Penguin, 1994.

Brownmiller, Susan.  Seeing Vietnam. Harper Perennial, New York, 1995.

FitzGerald, Frances,  Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam.  Little, Brown & Co., 2002

Herr, Michael and Marty Asher (ed.),  Dispatches. Random House, 1991.

Hunt, Christopher.  Sparring with Charlie: Motorbiking Down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. New York:  Doubleday, 1996.

Jamieson, Neil L.,  Understanding Vietnam. Univ of California Pr., 1995

Kanm, Henry.  Dragon Ascending: Vietnam and the Vietnamese. Arcade Publishing, 1996.

Karnow, Stanley,  Vietnam: A History. Penguin, 1997.

Koch, Christopher J.  Highways to a War.  Penguin Books USA, 1995.

Langguth, A.J.,  Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975. Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Logevall, Fredrik,  Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam. Univ of California Pr., 2001.

Mangold, Tom and John Penycate,  Tunnels of Cu Chi. Penguin, 1997.

Maraniss, David,  They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October 1967. Simon Y Schuster, 2004.

McMaster, H.R.  Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam. HaperCollins, 1998.

McNamara, Robert and Brian Vandemark.  In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. Knopf, 1996.

Moore, Harold G and Joseph L Gallowy,  We Were Soldiers Once .. and Young: IA Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. Random House, 2004.

Bao Ninh, Frank Palmos (Translator), Phan T. Hao (Translator),  The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam.  Riverhead Trade, 1995.

Nguyen, Kien,  Unwanted: A Memoir.  Little, Brown & Co., 2002.

Pham, Andrew,  Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam.  Picador, 2000.

Raskin, Marcus G. and Bernard B Fall.  The Vietnam Reader: Articles and Documents on American Foreign Policy and the Viet-Nam Crisis. Vantage, 1967. More than 60 carefully selected articles and documents covering a wide perspective of views and elements on America involvement in Viet-Nam. Out-of-print, check for used copies.

Sawyer, Anh Vu and Pam Proctor,  Song of Saigon: One Woman's Journey to Freedom. Warner Books, 2004.

Schramm-Evans, Zoe.  Phoenix Rising: Impressions of Vietnam.  Diane Pub., 1998.

Sheehan, Neil.  A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. Random House, 1989.

Templer, Robert,  Shadows and Wind: A View of Modern Vietnam.  Penguin, 1999.

Visser, Carolijn.  Voices And Visions: A Journey Through Vietnam Today.  Paladin Pr., 1994.

Windrow, Martin,  The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam.  Perseus Publishing, 2004.

Young, Marilyn B.  The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990. HarperCollins, 1991.

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