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Ha, Kim
        Stormy Escape : A Vietnamese Woman's Account of Her 1980 Flight Through Cambodia to Thailand

1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Haas, Mary E.
    Women's Perspectives on the Vietnam War

This is a 32 page study guide.  1991  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     
Small Press Book Hadley, Frank L.
Song of the Loon

From the press release: 

". . . explores the psychological conflict that many men felt while involved in the VIETMAN WAR. It is a story of love,  action, and myth, which when combined, brings a wonderful novel to life."

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Haldeman, Joe  [interview] [author's website]
      1968 : A Novel

Set in the Central Highlands before Tet.  This is a novel, but not science fiction. The well-known author is a vet.  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[paperback] [paperback]  

     Forever Peace

Per the author: "My latest novel, . . .  is strongly influenced by Vietnam. It's set during a First World/Third World war fifty years from now.  It won the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Awards for "best science fiction novel of the year," the first novel to win all three in the past 22 years.  (The Hugo is voted upon by readers; the Nebula by writers, and the John W. Campbell by critics and academics.)'"  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[paperback]   [paperback]  

    Forever War

I'm throwing this in even though it is not "about Vietnam," although it is about war and I know of teachers who include it when they teach Vietnam literature, but because it is the author's best known work so far and is a science fiction classic.  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[paperback] [paperback]  

     Vietnam & Other Alien Worlds

A collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]
[Signed first edition]

     

Hall, Tim
    Vietnam : A Portrait

1996. Travel photographs. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Small Press BookHammel, Eric  [author's website]
   
Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968

1996.   

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Hammel, Eric and R.D. Camp
    Lima-6 : A Marine Company Commander in Vietnam

1990.   

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Hamilton, Donald W.
    The Art of Insurgency : American Military Policy and the Failure of Strategy in Southeast Asia

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Small Press Book Hansel, Sarah, and Ann Steidle, Grace Zaczek, and Ron Zaczek, editors.
   
Soldier's Heart: Survivors' Views of Combat Trauma

A collection of prose, poetry, and art by veterans, male and female.


Hansen, J.T.; A. Susan Owen and Michael Patrick Madden.
    Parallels : The Soldiers' Knowledge and the Oral History of Contemporary Warfare

I enjoyed this book which compared the experience of Russian veterans of Afghanistan with the experience of Vietnam veterans. Most, if not all, of the Vietnam veterans are participants in a PTSD program. The interviews were very graphic. Includes the story of nurse Nikki Nicol. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]  

[paperback]    

Harris, David
    Our War : What We Did in Vietnam and What It Did to Us

1996. This is by the anti-war activist. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Harrison, Marshall
    "A Lonely Kind of War : Forward Air Controller, Vietnam"

1997  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Hass, Kristin Ann
    Carried to the Wall : American Memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

"A dissertation-like examination of why people leave many and varied objects at the Veterans Memorial in Washington." -Kirkus Reviews  1998   

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Hass, Mary E.
    Women's Perspectives on the Vietnam War

Per the publisher: A broad and colorful overview of the diverse roles played by American and Vietnamese women during the war as combatants, nurses, social workers, politicians, journalists, entertainers, wives and mothers. Challenges the reader to appreciate the vital role of women in what typically is considered a young man's affair. Illustrated. Discussion questions included.  1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Hayes, Roger S.
    On Point : A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies : Vietnam 1967-1968

"Per the author:  On Point describes the world of an infantryman in Vietnam. The tale begins with the induction of a 20 year-old young man in 1967. After military training, I arrived in Vietnam like a wide-eyed tourist, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the country. As a replacement soldier, some time elapsed until I felt accepted by the combat-hardened soldiers of my platoon. I worked on developing the skills of a soldier such as walking point and exploring tunnels. I made a gradual transition from a "new guy" to a squad leader. Along the way I was wounded four times.

Through On Point, readers will share the experiences of listening posts, ambush patrols, search-and-destroy missions, firefights, and the terror of walking point alone in the dark. The book describes the close relationships formed by men at war, and friendships that I made with a Vietnamese boy and a girl. It also explores some of the processes that were involved in the war, such as the testing period of new arrivals, the quick rotation of officers in combat leadership positions, the disadvantages of the 365 day rotation, and the adjustment to the tropical climate. It contains a touch of humor and a bit of romance. Eric Bergerud, who wrote the foreword for my book, said it is "written with a hard edge, but with smiles on the corners."

If you're a veteran or someone who is casually interested in Vietnam, this book was written for you."

2000


Heineman, Kenneth J.
    Campus Wars : The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]  

[hardcover]    

Heinemann, Larry~online interview
    Paco's Story

ARMY 25th DIV (AUTHOR): A well known, quite slim, novel, slight only in size. Paco is sort of a living ghost returned to "the world" but not of it and the character remained with me, in that when I see the book or something reminds me of it, I stop to think about Paco and where he might be . . . 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]
[audio abridged
]

     

    Close Quarters

This is inexplicably out of print, try a used book store or the library.

    Cooler by the Lake

If you read the excellent interview above, disregard the author's remarks about this book. It isn't about Vietnam. It is about a con man in Chicago and very funny reading. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

    Interview With Larry Heinemann 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[audio cassette]

     

See also The United States and Vietnam from War to Peace


Small Press Book

Helms, Michael
       The Proud Bastards

Respected author Keith William Nolan said of it: "The best grunt-level, tell-it-like-it-was work I've read. Captures the tedium the language, the the realities of Vietnam. The Proud Bastards is a classic."

Order from the Michael Helm's Karmicheal Press.


Hemphill, Robert   and Joseph L. Galloway, Pia S., Ph.d. Seagrave
    Platoon Bravo Company

The movie "Platoon" is about Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.  One of the authors of this book was captain of that platoon.  1998   

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Henderson, Charles W.
    Marshalling the Faithful : The Marines' First Year in Vietnam

1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Hendrickson, Paul
    The Living and the Dead : Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War

The book is essays on McNamara, a helicopter crew member, a nurse and three other people. It contains a particularly detailed account of the Quaker who immolated himself outside the Pentagon in protest of the war. It is written in a mannered style, sort of a lineal colloquial descendant of Trollope. I enjoyed a book he wrote on a depression era photographer, "Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Walcott," which is now out of print.  Sept 1996  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]
[hardcover]  
[audio]

  [paperback]
[hardback]
 

Small Press Book Hendrix, John-Michael
    To Have and To Hold

This is an account by a 1st Cav scout pilot of his two tours, and of meeting and courting his wife, who was a nurse with the 85th Evac, Phu Bai.   They were married in Vietnam.  You may know of this as the book that inspired the children of Granite Falls to prod that town into holding the first Veterans' Day parade since 1918.  The book is quite good.  It was written for the author's children and embraced by a classroom, but I would not consider it a children's book.

Emerald City Publishing
30528 Mountain Loop Hwy.
Granite Falls, WA 98252

$15.90 per book (includes shipping)  Author will sign on request


Hennessy, Michael A.
    Strategy in Vietnam : Revolutionary Warfare in I Corps, 1965-1971 (Praeger Studies in Diplomacy and Strategic Thought)

1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Herr, Michael
    Suggested Reading
Dispatches

This was one of the earlier books about Vietnam and like everything else about the war, it wasn't the usual history. Written in the style of Wolfe or Hunter, Herr is credited with making real the "rock n' roll" war.  You need to read it.  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[paperback]    

Herring, George
    America's Longest War : The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Herring, George C. & Redford, Emmette S. -editors
    LBJ and Vietnam : A Different Kind of War

1996.

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Herring, George and Kevin Simon
    The Vietnam War: Lessons from Yesterday for Today

1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Herrrington, Stuart A.
    Stalking the Vietcong; Inside Operation Phoenix, a Personal Account

1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Herzog, Tobey
    Innocence Lost

Tobey Herzog is a Vietnam veteran and a scholar. He looks at the literature of the Vietnam war, placing it in a context with the literature from other wars. It is written in a very readable style and will be of interest to Vietnam veterans and scholars. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

    Tim O'Brien (Twayne's United States Authors Series, No 691)

This is the book that O'Brien scholars have been waiting for. Herzog knows O'Brien and his work and I learned quite a bit from his scholarship.  1997  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]  

[hardback] [hardback]   

Hillstrom, Kevin and Laurie Collier Hillstrom
    "The Vietnam Experience : A Concise Encyclopedia of American Literature, Songs, and Films"

1998  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

    Vietnam War Stories

1992  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Hodgins, Michael C.
    Reluctant Warrior : A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam

Commander of a Marine reconnaissance platoon in I Corps late in the war. Dec 1997 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

[paperback]    

Hofmann, Bettina
    Ahead of Survival : American Women Writers Narrate the Vietnam War (European University Studies. Series Xiv, Anlosaxon Language and Literature, Vol 30

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Holm, Tom
    Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls : The Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War

1996 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[hardcover]    

Hovis, Bobbi
    Station Hospital Saigon : A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964
[excerpt]

A competently written, understated, detailed account by a nurse assigned to the first military hospital in Vietnam.  I recommend this book.   1992  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Hunt, Michael H. & Foner, Eric
    Lyndon Johnson's War : America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945- 1965 : A Critical Issue

1996  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Hunt, Richard A.
    "Pacification : The American Struggle for Vietnam's Hearts and Minds"

1998  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Huchthausen, Peter A. & Nguyen, Thi Lung
    Echoes of the Mekong

1996 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Hunt, Michael H.
    Lyndon Johnson's War : America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945- 1968

1997  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

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My Vietnam Related Websites:
button Women in Vietnam ~ Read about ALL the women who served . . .
The Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
button Tim O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet

button Emily's Poetry ~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
button Shrapnel in the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
button All About Vietnam    ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
button Battle Dressing ~
button Project Hearts and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
button Photos from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998

My Other Websites:
Maybe Later . . . ~ My Creative Nonfiction
Irish in Korea ~ Irish men and women who gave their lives in the Korean War
Literature of the Korean War ~ Don't let the literature be forgotten
Samuel Pepys ~ One of my favorite authors
Chicago Theatre Z - A ~ This is the best theater town in the country!
Soccer Literature ~ I'm a fan and I read
O'Leary Lantern ~ Fire! Fire! Fire!
Gil Thorp ~ THE Coach (apologies to The General!)
Poetry of the First World War ~ Owen, Hardy and others
Chi-COW-go ~ Cowz plus Commentary (this used to be a cow town)
Graham Fulton, Scottish Poet ~ Charles Manson Auditions for the Monkees

Other Important Websites:
The Truth About Caroline ~ a  really good Young Adult book by my niece, Stacey
M. Lane Grosh
Remember Oklahoma City ~  The
Civil Service and Military will NEVER forget!

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