In Landmark Speeches of the Vietnam War, Gregory Allen Olson has woven together 14 speeches from 1945-1971 that offer readers key insights to the war. It shows a broad spectrum of positions and the evolution of policy and protest related to Vietnam
Beyond the Killing Fields is a compilation of Sidney Schanberg's war reporting, including dispatches from Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge closed in. Schanberg presents his evidence that American POWs and MIAs who survived the war were left behind
Book Review – Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam 1965-1966, by Franklin Cox
In Lullabies for Lieutenants, author Franklin Cox describes his in-country experience as a U.S. Marine forward observer during the Vietnam War, 1965-66, giving glimpses at both the "big picture" and the many tiny facets that make up the Vietnam War
Book Review – The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled, by Maj. Gen. Ira A. Hunt Jr. (Ret.)
The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam by Ira Hunt addresses its sniper program, problems of weapons retrieval and collateral damage, and offers insights to the 9th ID’s pioneering of tactical innovations and its trouble operating in the Mekong Delta
F-105 Thunderchief by Peter Davies, part of Osprey's Combat Aircraft series, details the supersonic bombing mainstay of the Vietnam War, forever associated with Operation Rolling Thunder, and describes the F-105’s hazardous missions over Vietnam
After My Lai by Gary W. Bray follows the infantryman’s experience as commander of 1st Platoon, Charlie Company (Americal Div 20th Inf Reg) the same platoon that 2nd Lt. William Calley had commanded during the My Lai massacre a year and a half earlier
Book Review – Cash on Delivery: CIA Special Operations During the Secret War in Laos, by Thomas Leo Briggs
Thomas Briggs' personal memoir, Cash on Delivery, gives a rare and valuable glimpse into American involvement in the little-publicized secret war in southern Laos, Military Region III, where covert U.S. and Lao activities have been largely unreported
Book Review – Voices from the Vietnam War: Stories from American, Asian, and Russian Veterans, by Xiaobing Li
Voices from the Vietnam War, by Xiaobing Li, is the first oral history of the war to include Chinese and Russian veterans, among those from the U.S. and Vietnam. One of the voices is a former KGB spy assigned to the Russian Embassy in Hanoi
My Lai, a TV documentary on the Vietnam War that premiered on The American Experience PBS, contains new interviews with C Company soldiers, door gunner Lawrence Colburn, and Aubrey Daniel, chief Army prosecutor in the trial of 2nd Lt. William Calley
Book Review – Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives, edited by Michael H. Hunt
Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives edited by Michael H. Hunt is a collection of 102 documents aimed to help students and teachers gain an understanding of the war, its impact and longterm consequences
Book Review – A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969, by Jim Hooper
A Hundred Feet Over Hell, by Jim Hooper, presents firsthand accounts of men of 220th Recon Airplane Company who flew close tactical reconnaissance in Cessna O-1 Bird Dogs over I Corps at the DMZ, calling in artillery and airstrikes, 1968-69
Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency, by Thomas L. Ahern Jr., is about the CIA's role in rural pacification operations in Vietnam, 1954-75. Ahern focuses on the struggle to suppress the Viet Cong and win the loyalty of the peasantry
Book Review: Reporting Vietnam, American Journalism 1959-1969 (Part One) and Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975 (Part Two) (Library of America) : VN
American journalists led the charge when it came to critical analysis of the VietnamWar. By Major Patrick Gibbons, U.S. Marine Corps Associated Press correspondent Neil Sheehan, like many Americans who went to...
Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam, by Michael Lee Lanning, Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, 1998, $20. There have been sharpshooters and snipers ever since the advent of firearms. In the...
Hostile Fire: The Life and Death of First Lieutenant Sharon Lane, byPhilip Bigler, Vandamere Press, Arlington, Va., 1996, $21.95. Hostile Fire is the straightforward story of the only U.S. Army nurse to be...
Hard to Forget, by Steven M. Yedinak, Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, 1998, $6.99 paperback.Steven Yedinak was an unlikely candidate to lead a mobile guerrilla force (MGF), one of the most effective...