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Santoli, Al & Peter Goldman, Tony Fuller, Philip Caputo
Vietnam : History/Everything We Had, Charlie Company, a Rumor of War

August 1987. Apparently this is an edition of all three books. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Sasser, Charles W.
The 100th Kill : A Novel of Vietnam

February 1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Schulzinger, Robert D.
A Time for War : The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975

April 1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Scott, Joanna C.
Charlie and the Children : A Novel

Judging by the reader comments on the Amazon website and an e-mail I recieved, after reading this book, you want other people to read it. I don't think there could be a better recommendation. 
Jan. 1997. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Indochina's Refugees : Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

People like this book too.  July 1989. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Scotti, Paul C.
Coast Guard Action in Vietnam : Stories of Those Who Served

The author served in Vietnam with the Coast Guard 67-68.

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Sevey, Grace (editor)
The American Experience in Vietnam

Anthology 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Sharp, Grant
Strategy for Defeat : Vietnam in Retrospect

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Shay, Jonathan
Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

A fascinating discussion of Vietnam veterans with PTSD, the Illiad, and how the two intersect. The author has taken a new look at the Illiad and far from calling it a fantasy, he has found it an accurate depiction of what soldiers endure. You will be fascinated by how his patients trust him, but it is clear they see that he understands. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Sheehan, Neil
A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1989. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]  

[paperback]    

After the War Was Over

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Shipway, Martin
The Road to War : France and Vietnam 1944-1947

October 1996. Volume 2! 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Siff, Ezra Y.
Why the Senate Slept

Per Amazon: "A carefully researched analysis by one who was in fact a participant--a staff assistant to Senator Nelson (D-Wis.), who sought to amend the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to preclude use of U.S. ground forces--Siff provides the first accurate account of how the political processes in the U.S. Senate allowed the executive branch to launch a major war, with basically no accountability to Congress."


Sinaiko, Eve (Editor), Anthony F. Janson (Editor)
Vietnam : Reflexes and Reflections : The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

I wish everyone could pay a visit to this museum at 1801 South Indiana, Chicago IL.   All of the art is by Vietnam veterans.  Some of the works are very good,  and most of the art causes the viewer to think about why it was created.   A number of the pieces I have come to like better on repeated viewing, perhaps because my first reaction was to the emotion.  Give the fancy Contemporary Museum a pass and go down to see this museum.  It is in a historic Chicago neighborhood which is also of interest.  Well, if you can't go, buy the book! It is a very nice volume with commentary by the artists.  Oct. 98  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Singleton, Carl
Vietnam Studies : An Annotated Bibliography (Magill Bibliographies)

April 1997  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Simay, Michael
Reflections During a Monsoon Evening : The Poems and Memories of a Vietnam Soldier

Sept 1996  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Silver, Jim
Kill Zone

A novel set in 1980 about the son of a Vietnam veteran.  Amazon readers give it mixed reviews.  If you like police thrillers, give it a look.  Jan 1999


Slabey, Robert M. (Editor)
The United States and Vietnam from War to Peace : Papers from an Interdisciplinary Conference on Reconciliation

Papers presented at the Notre Dame conference a few years ago. The opening essay by Larry Heineman is outstanding.  1996 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Smith, John
The Linebacker Raids; The Bombing of North Vietnam, 1972

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Smith, Ralph Bernard
International History of the Vietnam War (Vol 4)

Feb 1987 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]  
[hardback]

     

Smith, Tom
Easy Target : The Long, Strange Trip of a Scout Pilot in Vietnam

I am told this book is quite good. 1996

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Smith, Warner
Covert Warrior : The Cia's Secret War in Southeast Asia and China, 1965-1967

Sep 1996. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardcover]

     

Smith, Winnie
American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam

One of a handful of books by a women who were nurses in Vietnam. Written from the perspective of a decade later, it is a hard book to put down. This is one you need to read.   

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]  

     

Solis, Gary D.
Son Thang : An American War Crime

May 1997.

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Sonnenberg, Stephen, Arthur S, Jr. Blank, John A. Talbott (Editor)
The Trauma of War : Stress and Recovery in Vietnam Veterans

This book uses a lot of case studies and is readable, but it is primarily a treatment guide for therpists and is a technical.  It is geared to the therapist rather than the patient.  Dec 1996.  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Small PressSpencer, Ernie
Welcome to Vietnam Macho Man

$25 plus $3 shipping/handling
Ernie Spencer
458 Holiday Hills Dr.
Martinez, CA 94553


Small PressSpearman, Carey
Vietnam Veterans' Homecoming: Crossing the Line

This book is unlike any Vietnam book I have seen. It is a series of short paragraphs, some like meditations, others more like musings, on life before during and after the war. It is not really about the war, but about living your life and relationships with others and reasons for behavior. Some of the musings are simplistic, but maybe I shouldn't be looking for something complicated. There is a pattern and a tone to the book that is  reassuring.  This is someone recovering.  (The author worked in a hospital.)  I think anyone who is trying to understand PTSD would get something good out of this.  But heck, all I should say here is Patience Mason endorsed it!


Spetz, Stephen
Vietnam Diary

Aug 1996. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Spiller, Harry
Death Angel : A Vietnam Memoir of a Bearer of Death Messages to Families

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Stacewicz, Richard
Winter Soldiers : An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (Twayne's Oral History Series)

Oct. 1997. The Twayne series is well respected. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Starr, Jerold M., editor
America at War in Vietnam; Decisions and Consequences

Per Amazon, "Examines the reasons that nations go to war and the dynamics of such decision-making using Vietnam as a case."  June 1991  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

How the U.S. Fought the War

How the War Was Reported

June 1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

The Lessons of the Vietnam War

"A widely praised academic curriculum on Vietnam" (Time Magazine). Feb 1996  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

The Lessons of the Vietnam War: Teacher's Manual

Accompanies the above guide.  Jun 1994 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]  
[hardback]

     

The Wounds of War and the Process of Healing

June 1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Taking Sides: The War at Home

June 1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Who Fought for the U.S.?

On the inequities of the draft.  June 1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

When War Becomes a Crime : The Case of My Lai

May 1991 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Steinbrook, Gordon L.
Allies & Mates : An American Soldier With the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam 1966-67

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Steinman, Ron
The Soldiers' Story; Vietnam in Their Own Words

Sep 1998 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Stoddard, Jack C.
What Are They Going To Do, Send Me To Vietnam?

Infantry (?) memoir from 1968.  2000

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Stoffey, Bob
Cleared Hot! : A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

     

Sutton, Mike
No Survivors

A novel. March 1996. 

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Sylvester,  John, Jr and Frank C., Jr. Foster, Angela Bedlin
"Medals of America Presents the Decorations and Medals of the Republic of Vietnam and Her Allies 1950-1975"

June 1998  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[hardback]

     

Sympson, Kenneth P.  [Author's website]  [Photo gallery]
Images from the Otherland : Memoir of a United States Marine Corps Artillery Officer in Vietnam

General P.X. Kelley notes in his foreword to the book, "Because of its elatively short duration, Operation Texas has never been given its rightful place in history.  For those who were there on March 21, 1966, however, it is a day they shall always remember. In the words of Major Ernie DeFazio, who was my executive officer at the time and who had landed on the beach at Iwo Jima as a young enlisted marine over two decades before, 'Texas was the longest and toughest day of my life.'"  While in Vietnam, the author participated in numerous operations, including Starlite (August 18-24, 1965), Piranha (September 7-10, 1965), Double Eagle I (January 28-February 19, 1966), Utah (March 4-7, 1966), and Texas (March 20-25, 1966).   Oct 1995  

United States United Kingdom Germany France

[paperback]

[paperback]     

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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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