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My favorite nonfiction books about Vietnam

A Listmania! list by Quang Pham "Quang Pham"
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A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam
1.  A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam by Lewis Sorley
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  "focuses on Vietnamization period of 1969-1972, contrasts Gens. Abrams and Westmoreland"
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In the Jaws of History: (Vietnam War Era Classics Series)
2.  In the Jaws of History: (Vietnam War Era Classics Series) by David Chanoff
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  "best account by a former South Vietnamese diplomat, rare insights"
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Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet
3.  Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet by Lewis B. Puller Jr.
The list author says:
  "memoir by a USMC Lt., winner of 1992 Pulitzer Prize"
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A Gift of Barbed Wire: America's Allies Abandoned in South Vietnam
4.  A Gift of Barbed Wire: America's Allies Abandoned in South Vietnam by Robert S. McKelvey
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  "details of postwar reeducation camp experiences of South Vietnamese detainees"
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The Best and the Brightest
5.  The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
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  "how America's best & brightest led the mightiest country down the path of a quagmire: 3 million Vietnamese and 58,500 Americans dead"
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No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam
6.  No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam by Larry Berman
The list author says:
  "America's betrayal and abandonment of South Vietnam"
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Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (v. 1)
7.  Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (v. 1) by Mark Moyar
The list author says:
  "The most important work on the early history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam specifically about the 1963 regime change in Saigon"
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Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent
8.  Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent by Larry Berman
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  "The story of the spy who duped the Saigon (American) press corps..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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