Further Reading Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

  • Anderson, David L., ed. Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997.
  • Angers, Trent. The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story. Lafayette, La.: Acadian House, 1999.
  • Arnold, James. Tet Offensive 1968. Sterling Heights, Mich.: Osprey, 1991.
  • Barnouw, Erik. Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.
  • Baskir, Lawrence M., and William A. Strauss. Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, the War, and the Vietnam Generation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
  • Belknap, Michal R. The Vietnam War on Trial: The My Lai Massacre and the Court-martial of Lieutenant Calley. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
  • Bickel, Alexander M. The Least Dangerous Branch. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.
  • Brown, Robert McAfee, Abraham Heschel, and Michael Novak. Vietnam: Crisis of Conscience. New York: Association Press, 1967.
  • Calley, William. Lieutenant Calley: His Own Story, as Told to John Sack. New York: Viking Press, 1971.
  • Capps, Walter H. The Unfinished War: Vietnam and the American Conscience. Boston: Beacon Press, 1982.
  • Caputo, Philip. A Rumor of War. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.
  • Casey, William Van Etten, and Philip Nobile, eds. The Berrigans. New York: Praeger, 1971.
  • Cash, John A. Seven Firefights in Vietnam. New York: Bantam, 1993.
  • Chomsky, Noam. For Reasons of State. 1972. Reprint. Introduction by Arundhati Roy. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2003.
  • Clark, Johnnie M. Guns Up! Rev. ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.
  • Corbett, John. West Dickens Avenue: A Marine at Khe Sanh. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.
  • Cummings, Dennis J., ed. The Men Behind the Trident: SEAL Team One in Vietnam. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
  • Daum, Andreas W., Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds. America, the Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Davidson, Phillip B. Vietnam at War: The History 1946–1975. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • Donovan, Robert J., and Ray Scherer. Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Public Life. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Dunn, Peter M. The First Vietnam War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.
  • Ellsberg, Daniel. Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. New York: Viking, 2002.
  • Frankum, Ronald B., Jr. Like Rolling Thunder: The Air War in Vietnam, 1964–1975. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
  • Freedman, Dan, and Jacqueline Rhoads. Nurses in Vietnam: The Forgotten Veterans. Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1987.
  • Freeman, Gregory A. Sailors to the End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It. New York: William Morrow, 2002.
  • Friel, Howard. The Record of the Paper: How the New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy. New York: Verso, 2004.
  • Gates, Gary Paul. Air Time: The Inside Story of CBS News. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
  • Gilbert, Marc, and William Head, eds. The Tet Offensive. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996.
  • Goldman, Sheldon. Constitutional Law: Cases and Essays. New York: Harper-Collins, 1991.
  • Halberstam, David. The Powers That Be. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
  • Hall, Mitchell D. Because of Their Faith: CALCAV and Religious Opposition to the Vietnam War. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.
  • Hallin, Daniel. The “Uncensored War”: The Media and Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Hammel, Eric. Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968. New York: Dell, 1991.
  • ____________. Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds, an Oral History. Pacifica, Calif.: Pacifica Press, 2000.
  • Hammer, Richard. The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1971.
  • Hammond, William M. Public Affairs: The Military and the Media, 1962–1968. Washington, D.C.: Center for Military History, 1988.
  • ____________. Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
  • Herring, George C. America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950–1975. 2d ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986.
  • Hersh, Seymour. My Lai Four: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath. New York: Random House, 1970.
  • Holm, Jeanne. Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1982.
  • Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. 2d rev. ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.
  • Kissinger, Henry. Ending the Vietnam War: A Personal History of America’s Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
  • Lanning, Michael Lee. Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam. New York: Ivy Books, 1998.
  • Laurence, John. The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story. New York: PublicAffairs, 2002.
  • Levy, David W. The Debate over Vietnam. 2d ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Lewy, Guenter. America in Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
  • Lowe, Peter, ed. The Vietnam War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
  • McMahon, Robert J., ed. Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1995.
  • MacPherson, Myra. Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the Haunted Generation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984.
  • Maraniss, David. They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
  • Marolda, Edward J. The U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War: An Illustrated History. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s 2001.
  • Marshall, Kathryn. In the Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam, 1966–1975. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987.
  • Michel, Marshall L. III. Clashes: Air Combat over North Vietnam, 1965–1972. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
  • ____________. The Eleven Days of Christmas: America’s Last Vietnam Battle. San Francisco, Calif.: Encounter Books, 2002.
  • Moise, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
  • 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.
  • Morden, Bettie J. The Women’s Army Corps, 1945–1978. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1990.
  • Murphy, Edward F. The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.
  • Nalty, Bernard C. Air War over South Vietnam, 1968–1975. Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 2000.
  • Nichols, John B., and Barrett Tillman. On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam. 1987. Reprint. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001.
  • Nolan, Keith William. Battle for Hue: Tet, 1968. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1996.
  • ____________. The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1994.
  • Norman, Elizabeth. Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.
  • Oberdorfer, Don. Tet! New York: Doubleday, 1971.
  • O’Brien, David M. Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics. New York: W. W. Norton, 1990.
  • Olson, James S., and Randy Roberts. My Lai: A Brief History with Documents. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
  • ____________. Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945–1995. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
  • Palmer, Dave Richard. Summons of the Trumpet: A History of the Vietnam War from a Military Man’s Viewpoint. San Rafael, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1978.
  • Peers, William R. The My Lai Inquiry. New York: W. W. Norton, 1979.
  • Pisor, Robert. The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh. New York: Ballantine Books, 1982.
  • Plaster, John L. Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
  • ____________. SOG: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Podhoretz, Norman. Why We Were in Vietnam. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
  • Prados, John, and Ray W. Stubbe. Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
  • Price, Alfred. War in the Fourth Dimension: US Electronic Warfare, from the Vietnam War to the Present. Foreword by Charles A. Horner. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2001.
  • Prochnau, William. Once Upon a Distant War: Young War Correspondents and the Early Vietnam Battles. New York: Random House, 1995.
  • Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism, 1959–1975. Introduction by Ward Just. New York: Library of America, 2000.
  • Rochester, Stuart I., and Frederick T. Kiley. Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961–1973. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999.
  • Rosas, Allan. The Legal Status of Prisoners of War: A Study in International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1976.
  • Rossum, Ralph A., and G. Alan Taer. American Constitutional Law. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
  • Safer, Morley. Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1990.
  • Sales, Kirkpatrick. SDS. New York: Random House, 1973.
  • Schuck, Peter H. Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Sheehan, Neil. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. New York: Vintage Books, 1989.
  • ____________, et al. The Pentagon Papers. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1971.
  • Sim, Kevin, and Michael Bilton. Four Hours in My Lai. New York: Viking Press, 1992.
  • Smith, George W. The Siege at Hue. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999.
  • Smith, Jean E. The Constitution and American Foreign Policy. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1989.
  • Solis, Gary D. Son Thang: An American War Crime. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
  • Strum, Philippa. The Supreme Court and Political Questions. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1974.
  • Summers, Harry G., Jr. On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1995.
  • Turley, William S. The Second Indochina War: A Short Political and Military History, 1954–1975. New York: Mentor/Penguin Books, 1987.
  • United States Department of the Army. The My Lai Massacre and Its Cover-up: Beyond the Reach of the Law? The Peers Commission Report: Joseph Goldstein, Burke Marshall and Jack Schwartz. New York: Free Press, 1976.
  • Van Devanter, Lynda. Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
  • Van Staaveren, Jacob. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: Interdiction in Southern Laos, 1960–1968. Washington, D.C.: Center for Air Force History, 1993.
  • Walker, Keith. A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of Twenty-Six American Women Who Served in Vietnam. New York: Ballantine Books, 1985.
  • Walker, Samuel. In Defense of American Liberties. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Warr, Nicholas. Phase Line Green: The Battle for Hue, 1968. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
  • Wetterhahn, Ralph. The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.
  • Willbanks, James H. Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
  • Windrow, Martin. The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam. Cambridge, Mass.: De Capo Press, 2005.
  • Wirtz, James. The Tet Offensive: Intelligence Failure in War. Cornell, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Woods, Randall B., ed. Vietnam and the American Political Tradition: The Politics of Dissent. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Woodward, Bob, and Scott Armstrong. The Brethren. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.
  • Wyatt, Clarence R. Paper Soldiers: The American Press and the Vietnam War. New York: W. W. Norton, 1992.
  • Young, Marilyn B. The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
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