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Bibliography — Vietnam Conflict

Historical Context Primary Sources Biographies/Memoirs
Early Interpretations Current Scholarship First-Hand Accounts
Reference Recent Publications Bibliographies

Historical Context

Bradley, Mark. Imagining Vietnam: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919-1950. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2000.

Hammer, Ellen J. The Struggle for Indochina, 1940-1955.

Duiker, William J. The Communist Road to Power in Vietnam. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.

Fall, Bernard B. Street without Joy: Insurgency in Indochina, 1946-63. 3d rev. ed. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1963.

Marr, David G. Vietnam, 1945: The Quest for Power. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

McAlister, John T., Jr. Viet Nam: The Origins of Revolution. New York: Alfred A. Knopf for the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, 1971.

Ngo Vinh Long. Before the Revolution: The Vietnamese Peasants under the French. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

A standard work that translates many documents from colonial Vietnam.

Scigliano, Robert G. South Vietnam: Nation under Stress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963.

Comprehensive study of S. Vietnam' economic, social conditions in 50s and 60s.

Primary Sources

Fall, Bernard B., ed. Ho Chi Minh on Revolution: Selected Writings, 1920-66. New York: New American Library, 1967.

Barrett, David M., ed. Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997.

Sheehan, Neil, et al. The Pentagon Papers: As Published by the New York Times, Based on Investigative Reporting by Neil Sheehan. New York: Bantam Books, 1971.

U.S. Department of Defense. The Pentagon Papers: The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam. 5vols. The Senator Gravel ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.

Kahin, George McT. “The Pentagon Papers: A Critical Evaluation.” American Political Science Review 69 (June 1975): 675-84.

This article is a good guide and evaluation to the all of the Pentagon Papers volumes.

Herring, George C., Jr., ed. The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War: The Negotiating Volumes of the Pentagon Papers. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983.

Biographies / Memoirs

General

Halberstam, David. The Best and the Brightest. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.

Barrett, David M. Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1993.

George Ball (Undersecretary of State 1961-1966)

DiLeo, David L. George Ball, Vietnam and the Rethinking of Containment. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Ball, George W. The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs. New York: Norton, 1982.

McGeorge Bundy (National Security Adviser 1961-1966)

Bird, Kai. The Color of Truth: McGeorge and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Bundy, McGeorge. Danger and Survival: Choices about the Bomb in the First Fifty Years. New York: Random House, 1988.

Clark Clifford (President's Foreign Intelligence Board Chair 1963-1968, Secretary of Defense 1968-1969)

Clifford, Clark with Richard Holbrooke. Counsel to the President: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 1991.

John Ehrlichman (Domestic Policy Adviser 1969-1973)

Ehrlichman, John. Witness to Power: the Nixon Years. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (U.S. President 1953-1961)

Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower.

Henry Graff

Graff, Henry F. The Tuesday Cabinet: Deliberation and Decision on Peace and War under Lyndon B. Johnson.

Alexander Haig (National Security Council 1969-1973, Chief of Staff 1973-1974)

Haig, Alexander M. with Charles McCarry. Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir. New York: Warner Books, 1992.

Harry Robbins Haldeman (Chief of Staff 1969-1973)

Haldeman, H. R. with Joseph DiMona. The Ends of Power. New York: Times Books, 1978.

Haldeman, H. R. The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House. New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1994.

Averell Harriman (Various State Department positions under Kennedy and Johnson).

Abbramson, Rudy. Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986.

Richard Helms (CIA Director 1967-1973)

Powers, Thomas. The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms & the CIA. New York: Kbnopf, 1979.

Helms, Richard with William Hood. A look over my shoulder: a life in the Central Intelligence Agency. New York: Random House, 2003.

Roger Hilsman (Assistant Secretary of State, 1963-1964)

Hilsman, Roger. To Move a Nation: The Politics of Foreign Policy in the Administration of John F. Kennedy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967.

Townsend Hoopes (Under Secretary of the Air Force)

Hoopes, Townsend. The Limits of Intervention. New York: David McKay Company, 1969.

Hubert Humphrey (Vice President, 1963-1969)

Solberg, Carl. Hubert Humphrey: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1984.

Humphrey, Hubert H. Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

Alexis Johnson

Johnson, U. Alexis, with Jef Olivarius McAllister. The Right Hand of Power.

Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S. President 1963-1969)

Dallek, Robert. Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Dallek, Robert. Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Dallek, Robert. Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Valenti, Jack. A Very Human President. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Johnson, Lyndon B. The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997.

Melvin Laird (Secretary of Defense 1969-1973)

Laird, Melvin R. People, Not Hardware, the Highest Defense Priority. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980.

Laird, Melvin R. with Lawrence J. Korb. The Problem of Military Readiness. Washinton, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980.

John F. Kennedy (U.S. President 1961-1963)

Parmet, Herbert S. Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy. New York: Dial Press, 1980.

Parmet, Herbert S. JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy. New York: Dial Press, 1983.

Reeves, Richard. President Kennedy: Profile of Power. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Giglio, James N. The Presidency of John F. Kennedy. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1991.

A scholarly but interesting narrative account of Kennedy's presidency with an emphasis on foreign affairs crises.

Sorensen, Theodore C. Kennedy. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. New York: Fawcett Premier, 1971.

Robert F. Kennedy (Attorney General 1961-1964)

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. Robert Kennedy and His Times. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

Guthman, Edwin O. and Jeffrey Shulman, eds. Robert Kennedy, In His Own Words: The Unpublished Recollections of the Kennedy Years. New York: Bantam, 1988.

Kennedy, Robert F. Just Friends and Brave Enemies. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.

Henry Kissinger (National Security Adviser 1969-1974, Secretary of State 1973-1974)

Schulzinger, Robert D. Henry Kissinger: Doctor of Diplomacy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Morris, Roger. Uncertain Greatness: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy. New York: Harper and Row, 1977.

Hanhimaki, Jussi. The Flawed Architect. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Kissinger, Henry. Years of Renewal. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.

Kissinger, Henry. Years of Upheaval. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982.

Kissinger, Henry. White House Years. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.

Kissinger, Henry. Ending the Vietnam War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

This book compiles material from Kissinger's memoirs and adds new Vietnam-specific information.

Robert W. Komer (National Security Adviser 1966-1967, Ambassador to South Vietnam)

Komer, R. W. Bureaucracy at War: U.S. Performance in the Vietnam Conflict. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.

Komer, R. W. Maritime Strategy or Coalition Defense?. Cambridge, MA: ABT Books, 1984.

Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (Ambassador to South Vietnam 1963-1964, 1965-1967)

Blair, Anne E. Lodge in Vietnam: A Patriot Abroad. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Lodge Jr., Henry Cabot. The Stream Has Many Eyes.

Robert S. McNamara (Secretary of Defense 1961-1968)

Shapley, Deborah. Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara. Boston: Little, Brown, 1992.

Trewhitt, Henry. McNamara. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

McMaster, H.R. Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam. New York: Harper Collins: 1997.

McNamara, Robert S. The Essence of Security: Reflections in Office. New York: Harper and Row, 1968.

McNamara, Robert S. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Times Books, 1995.

McNamara, Robert S. and James G. Blight and Robert K. Brigham. Argument without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy. New York: Public Affairs, 1999.

Richard M. Nixon (U.S. President 1969-1974)

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.

Ambrose, Steven E. Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972.

Ambrose, Steven E. Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990.

Parmet, Herbert S. Richard Nixon and His America. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.

Small, Melvin. The Presidency of Richard Nixon. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999.

Reeves, Richard. President Nixon: Alone in the White House. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Genovese, Michael A. The Nixon Presidency: Power and Politics in Turbulent Times. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Bundy, William. A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.

Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.

Nixon, Richard M. In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Nixon, Richard M. No More Vietnams. New York: Arbor House, 1985.

Nixon, Richard M. The Real War. New York: Warner Books, 1980.

Nixon, Richard, M. Six Crises. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962.

Frederick Nolting (Ambassador to South Vietnam, 1961-1963)

Nolting, Frederick. The Political Memoirs of Frederick Nolting, Kennedy's Ambassador to Diem's Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1988.

Walt Whitman Rostow (Deputy National Security Adviser 1961-1962, National Security Adviser 1966-1969)

Pearce, Kimber Charles, Rostow, Kennedy, and the Rhetoric of Foreign Aid. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001.

Rostow, W. W. Essays on a Half-Century: Ideas, Policies, and Action. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1988.

Dean Rusk (Secretary of State 1961-1969)

Schoenbaum, Thomas J. Waging Peace and War: Dean Rusk in the Truman, Kennedy and Johnson Years. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Cohen, Warren, I. Dean Rusk. Totowa, NJ: Cooper Square Publishers, 1980.

Rusk, Dean. As I Saw It. New York: W.W. Norton, 1990.

William Safire

Safire, William. Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (White House Adviser, 1961-1963)

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Bitter Heritage: Vietnam and American Democracy, 1941-1966. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.

Maxwell Taylor (Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962-1964, Ambassador to South Vietnam 1964-1965)

Kinnard, Douglas. The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and the American Experience in Vietnam. Washington: Brassey's, 1991.

Taylor, John M. General Maxwell Taylor: The Sword and the Pen. New York: Doubleday, 1989.

Taylor, Maxwell. Swords and Plowshares.

William C. Westmoreland

Zaffiri, Samuel. Westmoreland: A Biography of General William C. Westmoreland. New York: Morrow, 1994.

Westmoreland, William C. A Soldier Reports. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

South Vietnamese

Bui Diem (South Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S.)

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

Ngo Dinh Diem

Warner, Denis. The Last Confucian. New York: Macmillan, 1963.

Nguyen Cao Ky

Nguyen Cao Ky. Twenty Years and Twenty Days. New York: Stein and Day, 1976.

North Vietnamese/Vietcong

Ho Chi Minh

Duiker, William J. Ho Chi Minh. New York: Hyperion, 2000.

Lacouture, Jean. Ho Chi Minh: A Political Biography. Translated by Peter Wiles and Jane Clark Seitz. New York: Random House, 1968.

Tin, Bui. Following Ho Chi Minh: The Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995.

Vo Nguyen Giap

Currey, Cecil B. Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap. Washington, DC: Brassey's 1997.

Vo Nguyen Giap. Unforgettable Days. 3d ed. Hanoi: Gioi, 1994.

Vo Nguyen Giap. People's War People's Army: The Viet Cong Insurrection Manuel for Underdeveloped Countries. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1962.

Tran Van Don

Tran Van Don. Our Endless War: Inside Vietnam. San Rafael, CA: Presidio Press, 1978.

Early Interpretations

Halberstam, David. The Making of a Quagmire. New York: Random House, 1965.

Pike, Douglas. Viet Cong: The Organization and Techniques of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1966.

Kahin, George McT., and John Wilson Lewis. The United States in Vietnam. Rev. ed. New York: Dial Press, 1969.

FitzGerald, Frances. Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam. Boston: Little, Brown, 1972.

Powers, Thomas. The War at Home; Vietnam and the American People, 1964-1968. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973.

Gelb, Leslie and Richard Betts. The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1978.

Palmer, Richard. Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective. San Rafael, CA: Presidio Press, 1978.

Current Scholarship

Overview Indochina War U.S. Origins
U.S. Escalation U.S. Withdrawal Military
Vietcong/NVA International Domestic Issues

Overview

Duiker, William J. Sacred War: Nationalism and Revolution in Divided Vietnam. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.

Herring, George C. America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Kaiser, David. American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson and the Origins of the Vietnam War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Langguth, A.J. Our Vietnam: The War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Schulzinger, Robert D. A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Indochina War

Billings-Yun, Melanie. Decision against War: Eisenhower and Dien Bien Phu, 1954.

Fall, Bernard B. Hell in a Very Small Place: The Seige of Dien Bien Phu. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1967.

Cable, James. The Geneva Conference of 1954 on Indochina. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.

Scholarly account and analysis of British role.

Randle, Robert F. Geneva 1954: The Settlement of the Indochinese War.

Origins of U.S. Involvement

Anderson, David L. Trapped by Success: The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam, 1953-1961.

Logevall, Fredrik. The Origins of the Vietnam War. New York: Longman, 2001.

Short, Anthony. Origins of the Vietnam War. London: Longman, 1989.

Rotter, Andrew J. The Path to Vietnam: Origins of the American Commitment to Southeast Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Paterson, Thomas G. Kennedy's Quest for Victory: American Foreign Policy 1961-1963. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Freedman, Lawrence. Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Kahin, George. Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam. New York: Knopf, 1986.

U.S. Escalation

VanDeMark, Brian. Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Mann, Robert. A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam. New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Berman, Larry. Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of War in Vietnam. New York: Norton, 1982.

Berman, Larry. Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1989.

Herring, George C., Jr. LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Logevall, Fredrik. Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Bernstein, Irving. Guns or Butter: The Presidency of Lyndon Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Gardner, Lloyd C. Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1995.

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Moïse, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

U.S. Withdrawal

Isaacs, Arnold R. Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Kimball, Jeffrey. Nixon's Vietnam War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. Berman, Larry. No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam. New York: Free Press, 2001.

Asselin, Pierre. A Bitter Peace: Washington, Hanoi and the Making of the Paris Agreement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Berman, Larry. No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam. New York: Free Press, 2001.

Goodman, Allan E. The Lost Peace: America's Search for a Negotiated Settlement of the Vietnam War. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1978.

Sorley, Lewis. A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999.

Kimball, Jeffrey. The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-era Strategy. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2004.

Porter, Gareth. A Peace Denied: The United States, Vietnam and the Paris Agreement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.

Snepp, Frank. Decent Interval. New York: Random House, 1977.

Military Operations and Perspectives

Overview

Clarke, Jeffrey J. United States Army in Vietnam: Advice and Support, the Final Years, 1965-1973. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1988.

Lewy, Guenter. America in Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Palmer, Dave Richard. Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective. San Rafael, CA: Presidio Press, 1978.

Air War

Littauer, Raphael, and Norman Upfhoff. The Air War in Indochina. Rev. ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1972.

Clodfelter, Mark. The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam. New York: Free Press, 1989.

Mrozek, Donald J. Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam. Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1989.

Thompson, James Clay. Rolling Thunder: Understanding Policy and Program Failure. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

Ia Drang

Siege of Khe Sanh

Pisor, Robert. The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh. New York: Norton, 1982.

Prados, John, and Ray W. Stubbe. Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.

See Dispatches under First-Hand Accounts

Tet Offensive

Gilbert, Marc Jason, and William Head, eds. The Tet Offensive. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

Oberdorfer, Don. Tet! Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

Spector, Ronald H. After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam. New York: Free Press, 1939.

Wirtz, James J. The Tet Offensive: Intelligence Failure in War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Cambodia

Shawcross, William. Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Chandler, David P. Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot. Rev. ed. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.

Chandler, David P. The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics, War, and Revolution since 1945. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Deac, Wilfred P. Road to the Killing Fields: The Cambodian War of 1970-1975. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997.

Kiernan, Ben. How Pol Pot Came to Power: A History of Communism in Kampuchea, 1930-1975. London: Verso, 1985.

Ho Chi Minh Trail

Prados, John. The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War. New York: Wiley, 1999.

Andrade, Dale. Trial by Fire: The 1972 Easter Offensive, America's Last Vietnam Battle. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1995.

Counter Insurgency

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

Shafer, Michael D. Deadly Paradigms: The Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Conboy, Kenneth, and Dale Andrade. Spies and Comandos: How America Lost the Secret War in North Vietnam. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.

McClintock, Michael. Instruments of Statecraft: US Guerrilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency and Counter-Terrorism, 1940-1990. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Shultz, Richard H., Jr. The Secret War against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

Colby, William E., with James McCargar. Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1989.

Komer, Robert W. Bureaucracy at War: U.S. Performance in the Vietnam Conflict. Boulder: Westview Press, 1986.

Metzner, Edward P. More than a Soldier's War: Pacification in Vietnam. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

Herbacides/Agent Orange

Buckingham, William A., Jr. Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, 1982.

Cecil, Paul Frederic. Herbicidal Warfare: The Ranch Hand Project in Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1986.

Wilcox, Fred A. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange. New York: Random House, 1983.

Vietcong/NVA

Brigham, Robert K. Guerrilla Diplomacy: The NLF's Foreign Relations and the Viet Nam War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Truong Nhu Tang, with David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai. A Vietcong Memoir. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

Military History Institute of Vietnam. Victory in Vietnam: The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1954-1975. Translated by Merle L. Pribbenow. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.

International

Gaiduk, Ilya V. Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2003.

Gardner, Lloyd C., and ted Gittinger, eds. International Perspectives on Vietnam. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.

Smith, R. B. An International History of the Vietnam War. 3 vols. New York: St Martin's Press, 1983-1990.

Qiang Zhai. China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Gaiduk, Ilya V. The Soviet Union and the Vietnam War. Chicago: I. R. Dee, 1996.

Domestic Issues

Overview

Buzzanco, Robert. Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

Harris, Louis. The Anguish of Change. New York: Norton, 1973.

Kendrick, Alexander. The Wound Within: America in the Vietnam Years, 1945-1974. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.

Gibbons, William Conrad. The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships. 4 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986-1995.

My Lai Massacre

Anderson, David L., ed. Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Hersh, Seymour M. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath. New York: Random House, 1970.

Olson, James S., and Randy Roberts, eds. My Lai: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford Books, 1997.

Peers, W.R. The My Lai Inquiry. New York: Norton, 1979.

Goldstein, Joseph, Burke Marshall, and Jack Schwartz. The My Lai Massacre and Its Cover-up: Beyond the Reach of Law? The Peers Commission Report. New York: Free Press, 1976.

Anti-War Movement

DeBenedetti, Charles and Charles Chatfied, assisting author. An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1990.

Flynn, George Q. The Draft, 1940-1973.

Small, Melvin. Johnson, Nixon, and the Doves. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

Wells, Tom. The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Farber, David R. Chicago '68. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Halstead, Fred. Out Now! A Participant's Account of the American Movement against the Vitenam War. New York: Monad Press, 1978.

Wittner, Lawrence S. Rebels against War: The American Peace Movement, 1933-1983. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.

Pentagon Papers

Ellsberg, Daniel. Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. New York: Viking, 2002.

Ellsberg, Daniel. Papers on the War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

Rudenstine, David. The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case. Berkeley: University of California Press 1996.

Wells, Tom. Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001.

The Media

Hammond, William M. Public Affairs: the Military and the Media, 1962-1973. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1988.

Hammond, William M. Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Small, Melvin. Covering Dissent: The Media and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1994.

U.S. Congress

Berman, William C. William Fulbright and the Vietnam War: The Dissent of a Political Realist. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1988.

Fulbright, J. William. The Arrogance of Power.

Olson, Gregory Allen. Mansfield and Vietnam: A Study in Rhetorical Adaptation.

Ashby, LeRoy, and Rod Gramer. Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1994.

Woods, Randall B. Fullbright: A Biography.

Fite, Gilbert C. Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

First-Hand Accounts

Fall, Bernard B. Last Reflections on the War. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967.

Fall, Bernard B. The Two Viet-Nams: A Political and Military Analysis. 2d ed. New York: Praeger, 1967.

Caputo, Phillip. A Rumor of War. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977.

Herr, Michael. Dispatches. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Santoli, Al, ed. Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War as Told by Thirty-three American Soldiers Who Fought It. New York: Random House, 1981.

Santoli, Al. To Bear Any Burden: The Vietnam War and Its Aftermath in the Words of Americans and Southeast Asians. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Sheehan, Neil. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1988.

Tollefson, James W. The Strength Not to Fight: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors of the Vietnam War. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

O'Brien, Tim. If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box me Up and Ship Me Home. New York: Dell, 1987.

Moore, Harold G., and Joseph L. Galloway. We Were Soldiers Once… and Young: Ia Drang: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1992.

Reference Materials

Kutler, Stanley I., ed. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Tucker, Spencer C., ed. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

Duiker, William J., ed. Historical Dictionary of Vietnam. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Stanton, Shelby L., ed. Vietnam Order of Battle. New York: U.S. News Books, 1981.

Summers, Harry G., Jr., ed. Historical Atlas of the Vietnam War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Bowman, John S., ed. The Vietnam War: An Almanac. New York: Ballantine Books, 1985.

Bibliographies

Moise, Edwin. Vietnam War Bibliography.