Recently, I was approached by Ben Fox to feature my book, Cherries, on a new website he was developing called Shepherd. He also wanted me to suggest five books that I’ve enjoyed about the Vietnam War. It took a while, but I submitted my choices and reasons. Other authors were also contacted and asked to do the same thing based upon their categories.
What Ben has finally developed is a virtual book store where readers can scan through lists of “Best Books About…” and then check out the recommendations. Clicking on the book cover will take readers directly to the selling page for that book.
Although I don’t consider myself an ‘expert’ on the Vietnam War, my page is titled BEST BOOKS ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR. Future additions by authors may include a new subtopic or specialty about the war. Other BEST BOOKS are about WWI, WWII, Rock ‘n Roll, Salem Witch Trials, etc.
Shepherd just launched and it’s sure to grow. Please take a minute to check my page and then peruse his website. Here’s my direct link:
Thanks in advance! / John
Longest Battle of Vietnam, Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden! Phase Line Green by Nick Warr! Semper Fi
How about the “13th Valley” or The Lionheads…
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Have you checked out this one? https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Feet-Over-Hell-1968-1969/dp/0760349517
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My own recommendation:
‘The Grunts” by Charles Anderson.
First published in 1978 by Presidio Press It was one of the first
accounts of infantry combat in Vietnam ever published.
As I myself was a Marine Corps machine gunner at the time, this book’s descriptions of the trial of being an infantryman have yet to be matched. In two parts first the tour itself, and then one of the first in depth narrations about the travails of returning veterans.
A book far ahead of its time and my own favorite choice of Vietnam literature.
I like the article. Read Thirty days has September by James Strauss. It’s his story of being a brand new 2nd Lt and leading a Marine company into the Ashau valley. It’s a hell of a read.
I can’t believe Keith William Nolan’s books didn’t make this list.