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Best Vietnam Books That You Need

Here is a list of the best Vietnam books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Lonely Planet Vietnam (Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedLonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak around towering limestone peaks into grottoes and lagoons in Halong Bay; wander the warren-like lanes of Hoi An’s Old Town; and sample the freshest, tastiest local specialities (and learn to cook them yourself). All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vietnam and begin your journey now! Inside : is our most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, and is designed to immerse you in the culture…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Iain Stewart , et al.

2. National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam, 3rd Edition (2015)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedIn this completely updated and revised guide to Vietnam, James Sullivan’s enthusiasm for his adopted country is clear in his coverage of all of major sites, along with some lesser known surprises as well. The book begins in the ancient capital of Hanoi, moving on to surrounding sites including fabled Ha Long Bay and hilltribe villages tucked away in the jungle-covered mountains; North-Central Vietnam, including visits to Vietnamese tunnels related to the Vietnam War; the ancient cities of Hue and Hoi An; the Southern Central Highlands, featuring wildlife-filled Cat Tien National Park; bustling Ho Chi Minh City; and the vast Mekong…
Author(s): James Sullivan , Ron Emmons , et al.

3. 19 Minutes to Live – Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings (2017)

 Best Vietnam Books That You Need“19 Minutes to Live” illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as “The Helicopter War”. Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir…
Author(s): Lew Jennings

4. The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War (2019)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedThis is a novel of the men of the 27th Infantry Regiment, the Wolfhounds. It depicts in accurate detail the daily life as a Grunt in Vietnam. It tells the story of a ill conceived mission that goes horribly wrong. It is a character driven story concentrating on the soldiers of a single squad. It shows the unrelenting brutality of war and how teenage boys barely out of high school, became men, baptised in bloody combat. It shows how these boys accepted the daily violence with grim, stoic humor and how they confronted their own mortality on a…
Author(s): Douglas L. Edwards

5. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam (2019)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedExplore the legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty at the Imperial City, take a boat trip to offshore islands, wander Ho Chi Minh City, or take an excursion to the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Vietnam with this indispensable travel guide.Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam & Angkor Wat:- Over 25 color maps help you navigate with ease- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Vietnam, designed for every interest and budget- Illustrations and floor…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

6. Vietnam: A History (1997)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedThis monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its undertsanding, and compassionate in its human portrayls , it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow’s defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns’s ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam…
Author(s): Stanley Karnow

7. Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand (Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tempt your tastebuds with pho noodle soup in Vietnam, sail past the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, or experience the transcendent tranquility of temples like Angkor Wat; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand, is perfect for both exploring top sights…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Phillip Tang , et al.

8. Vietnam’s American War: A History (Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations) (2018)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedCommunist forces in the Vietnam War lost most battles and suffered disproportionally higher casualties than the United States and its allies throughout the conflict. The ground war in South Vietnam and the air war in the North were certainly important in shaping the fates of the victors and losers, but they alone fail to explain why Hanoi bested Washington in the end. To make sense of the Vietnam War, we must look beyond the war itself. In his new work, Pierre Asselin explains the formative experiences and worldview of the men who devised communist strategies and tactics during the conflict, and…
Author(s): Pierre Asselin

9. Death in the A Shau Valley: L Company LRRPs in Vietnam, 1969-1970 (1998)

 Best Vietnam Books That You Need“The enemy had a single purpose: kill me and my teammates.”Larry Chambers was still new to Vietnam in early 1969 when the LRRPs of the 101st Airborne Division became L Company, 75th (Rangers). But his unit’s mission stayed the same: act as the eyes and ears of the 101st deep in the dreaded A Shau Valley—where the NVA ruled.Relentless thick fog frequently made fighter bombers useless in the A Shau, and the enemy had furnished the nearby mountaintops with antiaircraft machine guns to protect the massive trail network that snaked through it. So, outgunned, outmanned,…
Author(s): Larry Chambers

10. Vietnam Travel Guide 2019: Ho Chi Minh City – First Journey : 10 Tips For Amazing Trip (2019)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedVietnam Travel Guide 2019Ho Chi Minh City –  First Journey : 10 Tips For Amazing Trip Referring to Vietnam, people often think about war. But now, Vietnam is a beautiful, peaceful, safe and hospitable country.Ho Chi Minh City – Or also known as Saigon. This is the largest city in Vietnam and is also a place where many cultural flows converge in the history of its formation and development. This is also the first destination when discovering Vietnam that I’d like to introduce to you.Here is a preview of what you’ll learn in this book :✓ Things need to…
Author(s): Jason Nguyen

11. Vietnam: Rising Dragon (2011)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedThe eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community. Yet beneath these sweeping developments lurks an authoritarian political system that complicates the nation’s apparent renaissance. In this engaging work, experienced journalist Bill Hayton…
Author(s): Bill Hayton

12. Our Vietnam Wars: as told by 100 veterans who served (2018)

 Best Vietnam Books That You NeedWant to know what Vietnam was really like? Volume 2 is now out with 60 more stories, the same number of pages, but the stories are longer and more intense, and Volume 3 will be out this Fall. Every American should read them to learn what our Veterans went through over there. This is not just another war book. It is a book about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Veterans, men and women, who served there. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, from the late 1950s to 1975 we served from the Delta to the DMZ, and from Thailand to Yankee Station in the South China Sea. Infantry grunts, truck drivers, medics,…
Author(s): William F. Brown

13. The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War (2000)

 Best Vietnam Books That You Need“Enormously illuminating. . . . John Prados can lead a reader, from the battle buff to the expert, through the series of campaigns near the DMZ and along Route 9 better than any other author I have read. . . . His understanding of the decision-making process in Hanoi is nuanced and sophisticated. . . . A first-rate book from a first-rate scholar.” Robert K. Brigham, Vassar College “The most comprehensive treatment yet of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and its place in the war.” Washington Post “An excellent book about one of the most important facets of the Vietnam War. . . . From now on it will be irresponsible for any Vietnam War scholar to…
Author(s): John Prados

Best Vietnam Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some vietnam books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS

Author(s): Alastair MacKenzie
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 21 Mar 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2447732

Gender-Biased Sex Selection in South Korea, India and Vietnam: Assessing the Influence of Public Policy

Author(s): Laura Rahm
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408543

7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME7): Translational Health Science and Technology for Developing Countries

Author(s): Vo Van Toi , Trung Quoc Le, Hoan Thanh Ngo, Thi-Hiep Nguyen
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 37 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411184

APAC 2019: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam

Author(s): Nguyen Trung Viet, Dou Xiping, Tran Thanh Tung
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 220 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2472395

Chinese Migrant Workers and Employer Domination: Comparisons with Hong Kong and Vietnam

Author(s): Kaxton Siu
Publisher: Springer Singapore;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2472577

The Dragon in the Jungle: the Chinese Army in the Vietnam War

Author(s): Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2472918

People’s Wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam

Author(s): Marc Opper
Publisher: University of Michigan Press, Year: 2020, Size: 15 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2514420

War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir of the Vietnam War's Uncounted Enemy

Author(s): Sam Adams; Col. David H. Hackworth; John Prados
Publisher: Steerforth Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2517199

Cambodia and Kent State: In the Aftermath of Nixon's Expansion of the Vietnam War

Author(s): James A. Tyner; Mindy Farmer
Publisher: The Kent State University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2520030

They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans

Author(s): Joseph L. Galloway
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2535277

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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