Articles Related to Vietnam War History

The American Experience in Vietnam

March 10, 2015

The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era is a heavily illustrated, magazine-format coffee-table book first published in 1988. It's a distillation of Boston Publishing Company's big-selling, twenty-five volume, in-depth examination of the Vietnam War that came…

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Gray Horse Troop by Charles Baker

November 6, 2014

Gray Horse Troop: Forever Soldiers (Powder River Publications, 360 pp., $15.59, paper) pays tribute to the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry's actions in the Vietnam War during the first six months of 1968. At that time, the book's…

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Defend and Befriend by John Southard

October 14, 2014

In Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam (University Press of Kentucky, 232 pp., $40, hardcover) John Southard brings a scholarly perspective to a Vietnam War Marine counterinsurgency program…

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A Monument to Deceit by C. Michael Hiam

September 24, 2014

C. Michael Hiam's A Monument to Deceit: Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars , first published in 2006 under the title Who the Hell Are We Fighting? The Story of Sam Adams and the…

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Unlikely Warriors by Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn

September 23, 2014

Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973 (iUniverse, 490 pp., $39.95, hardcover; $29.95, paper) is the result of a twelve-year study by Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn.  This book is…

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Uphill Battle by Frank Scotton

September 15, 2014

Frank Scotton’s Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency (Texas Tech University Press, 376 pp., $85, hardcover: $39.95, paper) is an odd---though entertaining and insightful---account of a USIA and foreign service officer’s work during the Vietnam War.…

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The Siege of LZ Kate by Arthur G. Sharp

September 11, 2014

In the March/April 2013 print edition of The VVA Veteran  we ran a feature story by Arthur G. Sharp that looked at 21-year-old Army Special Forces Captain William Albracht and his heroic actions in late…

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A. J. Langguth, 1933-2014

September 2, 2014

  A. J. "Jack"  Langguth, who covered the Vietnam War for The New York Times  and who went on to have a long career as an author and journalism professor at the University of Southern…

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The War That Never Ends edited by David L. Anderson and John Ernst

July 14, 2014

David L. Anderson and John Ernst, the editors of the 2008 anthology The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War, which is out in a new paperback edition (University of Kentucky, 376 pp., $28), dedicate…

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Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War by David F. Schmitz

May 23, 2014

David F. Schmitz, a Whitman College history professor and U.S. foreign relations expert, bores into the first three years (1969-72) of Richard Nixon's presidency in Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War: The End of the…

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