Showing us the true horrors of the war as well as offering a studyf vietnamese folk life, the author argues against the dehumanizing power ofechnology and highlights the arrogance and hypocrisy of americanmperialistic attitudes. A war in song the history of the vietnam war has been told many times in hundreds of books, movies and plays. As any wellexperienced traveler knows, knowing how to say no is often much more important than yes. A company commander during the vietnam tet offensive of 1968 tells the story of his mens raw courage and valor.
Booktopia buy vietnam war books online from australias leading online bookstore. Buy vietnam lonely planet country guides 9th revised edition by ray, nick isbn. In the following excerpt from the end of the vietnam reader, author stewart onan provides us with some thought provoking questions about the work. Vietnam veterans memorial book fallen never forgotten. The war on record, 19612008, is an epic 14 cd anthology of music directly related to the vietnam war, along audio tracks of key news. Last week we asked readers for their favorite books on vietnam and the vietnam war. Find and read stories from the community in the story archive the nine network is collecting stories from the community about the vietnam war. Bear family is no stranger to ambitious box sets, but theyve never attempted anything as monumental as. Various artists next stop is vietnam the war on record. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. Vietnam song live from woodstock lyrics country joe. Thought id start a thread where everyone can offer suggestions of books they have read that are set in vietnam or even about vietnam. Anyone doing research in this area should drop into the lasalle archive.
But a new cd box set called next stop is vietnam explores the impact of that conflict through the popular music it inspired. Bill hayton, a former bbc reporter in hanoi, has written a comprehensive account of vietnam today. Apparently the lrrps reputation far exceeded their actual accomplishnents. Freedom of information act and department of defense info. The fullcolor book that accompanies the music is packed with information on the. The war on record, 1961 2008 is a stunning, yearsinthemaking anthology of the vietnam wars musical legacy.
Next stop is vietnam the war on record 1961 2008 b. Nov 08, 2012 enough books novels and nonfiction have been published about the vietnam war and its aftermath to fill a modestsized library. Readers weighed in on the best books about the vietnam war. Despite the deaths of some 58,000 american soldiers and millions of vietnamese, the country was united under the rule of the communist regime in north vietnam. Jan 26, 2011 a recent cd box set called next stop is vietnam. Susan wimber dewitt it was a long 14 months and tet made me treasure life more than ever. So i thought i would ask if you have an recommendations for books about vietnam fiction or non fiction to read when we are there. Jun 15, 2017 hue 1968 is an instantly recognizable classic of military history in this story of the turning point of the vietnam war, black hawk down author bowden wades into deeper historical waters. Stories, memories and photographs submitted to the story collection project appear on this page and are searchable, making it easy for family, friends and community members to share memories and learn about this time in our history from a variety of. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or for being critical of a book.
Please check out my book happiness is a warm guna vietnam story. Philip jones griffiths classic account of the war was the outcome of three years reporting, and is one of the most detailed surveys of any conflict. In doing so, president nixon analyzes the role that. The war on record, 19612008 was released by bear family records on july 1, 2010. The size of the set is suitably weighty for the topic, and the leisurely length allows explorations of plenty of curious detours left turns that wind up telling more.
Pages 166 clean, unmarked, binding tight and square. Hue 1968 is an instantly recognizable classic of military. Declassified contemporary historical examination of current operations checo reports. The best books about vietnam as a country, not just the vietnam war. With the possible exception of world war i, it would be difficult to find a better example of a total waste of american life. The history of the vietnam war has been told many times in hundreds of books, movies and plays. Start with the charming city of hanoi, our driver and guide will take you for a round trip visiting ninh binh, mai chau, dien bien, sapa, ha giang.
Best books on vietnam the best books about vietnam as a country, not just the vietnam war. Bill yancey is offering free digital copies of his new novel, abandoned. Learn vietnamese vietnamese books, courses, and software. The welshborn griffiths, who later served as president of magnum photo 198085, covered the vietnam war from 196668 and returned in 1970 to produce the magnificent and heartrending pictures seen in vietnam inc. Martin luther king april 4, 1967 riverside church, new york city. You say it nearly the same as the huge gorillas last name, king kong. For 10 nights on pbs, ken burns and lynn novicks the vietnam war, 10 years in the making and 18 hours in length, tells the story of a war begun in good faith by decent people, out. I love to read a few novels or autobiographies before i visit a place. Next stop is vietnam the war on record, 19612008 2010, cd.
Apr 30, 2015 this week marks the 40th anniversary of the communist defeat of the u. We lived our relationship through letters, phone calls, violence and determination to survive. My story is just one about a young couple in love during one of the most turbulent times in this countrys history. Usa today s bob minzesheimer recommends books by 10 authors. It runs the gamut from gungoho prowar songs to the sad ballads of soldiers who dont or didnt want to go to war. With the possible exception of world war i, it would be difficult to find a better example of a total waste of. Vietnamese is the official language of vietnam, and a member of the monkhmer branch of the austroasiatic language family. The archive is the major depository of all feature films, tv series, recorded music, etc. The war on record 19612008, a staggering disc aural history of the u. Depart early from hue to make the journey by private airconditioned vehicle to important places such as the khe sanh and vinh moc tunnels. An indepth journey that covers almost all the sites of northern vietnam, offering you a truly experiences of local life in the area. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Benefit from the ease of traveling with your own private guide on a fullday tour to the dmz that divided north and south vietnam during the vietnam war also known as the american war.
Vietnam novelsbooks vietnam lonely planet forum thorn tree. Aug 01, 2007 buy vietnam lonely planet country guides 9th revised edition by ray, nick isbn. I am 4 weeks in to a rtw trip, currently in india in the lovely varkala. The authors story of how he took 300 vietnam veterans to the dedication of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, d. The war on record 19612008 documents the music that dominated the airwaves during the vietnam war. Pages in category novels set in vietnam the following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. But a new cd box set called next stop is vietnam explores the impact of that conflict through the. The papers of many of the authors of vietnam war books and poetry w. Nov 11, 2010 the history of the vietnam war has been told many times in hundreds of books, movies and plays. The war on record 19612008 by various artists cd, aug 2010, 14 discs, bear family records germany at the best online prices at.
Books set in vietnam showing of 140 the sympathizer by. While the writing and research of this book are as good as stantons other books on the vietnam war, this one has very little to work with. But a new cd box set called next stop is vietnam explores the. The war on record 19612008 bear family cd box set book. Having had a fantastic time in india so far, we are looking at our next stop vietnam. Great books look for them in your library or local book store. Start with the charming city of hanoi, our driver and guide will take you for a round trip visiting ninh binh, mai chau, dien bien, sapa, ha giang, ba be, cao bang and finally, the stunning halong bay. The welshborn griffiths, who later served as president of magnum photo 198085, covered the vietnam war from 196668 and returned in 1970 to produce the magnificent and heartrending pictures seen in. In writing no more vietnams, richard nixonwith the unique perspective of the man who served us americas commanderinchief during the wars most difficult stagehas set out to dispel the myths of vietnam, to show why we failed in vietnam, and to contribute to the development of policies that will help avoid such failures in the future. The vietnam war was a long, expensive dispute with communist north vietnam and its southern allies, the vietcong, against south vietnam and its main ally, the united states, which were trying to stop the spread of communism. Later you get to learn more, like ok instead of yes. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Welcome to our vietnamese language page, featuring courses, books, and software for learning or working with vietnamese.
The war on record 19612008 various artists on allmusic 2010 bear family is no stranger to ambitious box sets. I dont read a lot about the vietnam war, but i cannot stop thinking. This excerpt can be used as a readers companion or a guide to the collection and gives interested groups, students, professors, and individual readers an extensive range of subjects to discuss. First published in 1971, philip jones griffiths account of the vietnamesear was the outcome of three years reporting and is a detailed survey of theonflict. Covers clean, colors bright, no reading creases at spine, minor edge and minimal handling wear. Ten chapters cover how and why life is changing in cities and villages and give insight into. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. This week marks the 40th anniversary of the communist defeat of the u. The vietnam reader by stewart onan book club discussion. Presented on cds with a 304page book illustrated with numerous archival photographs, this collection examines the war in a powerful and unprecedented way. Enough books novels and nonfiction have been published about the vietnam war and its aftermath to fill a modestsized library. Ten chapters cover how and why life is changing in cities and villages and give insight into the countrys economic and political system. The size of the set is suitably weighty for the topic, and the leisurely length allows explorations of plenty of curious detours left turns that wind up telling more about how the war cut into the fabric of american society than the wellknown anthems that anchor. Next stop is vietnam has all the vietnam related songs everybody remembers, where have all the flowers gone, ballad of the green berets plus many that you never heard and may wonder why.251 60 227 271 1197 517 1181 1374 218 460 1091 402 47 1031 1480 189 156 1369 1180 314 1169 832 1159 634 847 170 955 1174 1314 1186 1072 97 97 947 738 875 1454 664 898 944 547 814 837 410