Articles Related to Vietnam War History

Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War by Pierre Asselin

May 8, 2014

If you have any doubt that the war waged by North Vietnam against the Republic of (South) Vietnam and the United States was, above all, a political one, Pierre Asselin's Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War,…

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Assault from the Sky by Dick Camp

December 10, 2013

Dick Camp is a retired Marine Corps colonel. He served in Vietnam as a rifle and reconnaissance platoon commander and company commander with the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, and as 3rd Marine Division Commanding General Raymond…

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JFK in the Senate by John T. Shaw

November 29, 2013

John T. Shaw 's JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency (Palgrave Macmillan, 228 pp., $26) is a well-written, pioneering look at President John F. Kennedy's 1953-60 tenure as the junior U.S. Senator from…

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The Road to War by Marvin Kalb

November 13, 2013

In The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed  (Brookings Institution, 280 pp., $29.95) veteran journalist and Harvard professor emeritus Marvin Kalb brings new depth of meaning to the adage “a man is only…

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My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War by William Thomas Allison

October 8, 2013

William Thomas Allison is the latest military historian to offer his take on the still-controversial My Lai Massacre. Allison is certainly qualified to do so. A Professor of Military History at Georgia Southern University, he spent…

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Reckoning by Neal F. Thompson

September 25, 2013

VVA member Neal F. Thompson's Reckoning: Vietnam and America's Cold War Experience, 1945-1991 (Charlevoix Books, 588 pp., $22.95) is an analytical look at the post-1945 wars in Vietnam---an "exercise in identifying facts that have been…

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JFK’s Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke

August 30, 2013

The avalanche of books about John F. Kennedy timed to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1963 has begun. Among the first is historian and journalist Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation…

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The Cambodian Wars by Kenneth Conboy

August 1, 2013

Kenneth Conboy, the former deputy director of the Asian Studies Center in Washington, D.C., lives and works in Indonesia. He has written extensively about the recent history of Southeast Asia, including many articles and books…

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Hog’s Exit by Gayle L. Morrison

July 4, 2013

“Hog” was the call sign of CIA operative Jerry Daniels, portrayed as a beloved, though rather mysterious, hero by Gayle L. Morrison in her able oral history, Hog’s Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the…

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Embers of War Receives Pulitzer in History

April 15, 2013

  Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam  by Fredrik Logevall has just been named the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. Read John Prados's review…

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