9 Fascinating Vietnam War Books

From darkly comic war fiction to astute historical analysis and devastating battlefield memoir.

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The Things They Carried

By Tim O'Brien

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Dispatches

By Michael Herr

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Fields of Fire

By James Webb

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We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

By Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

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The Best and the Brightest

By David Halberstam

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A Bright Shining Lie

By Neil Sheehan

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A Rumor of War

By Philip Caputo

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Fire in the Lake

By Frances FitzGerald

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The Sorrow of War

By Bảo Ninh