Vietnam War

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  • Prodigal Soldiers

    Documenting the transformation of the U.S. military from Vietnam to the Gulf War, a history of a generation of officers examines changing ideas about war, ending the draft, reducing racial tensions, and integrating women into the ranks. Learn More
  • Escape With Honor

    As the government of South Vietnam was collapsing and communist troops were closing in, American diplomat Francis Terry McNamara led more than 300 Americans, Vietnamese, and Filipinos down a tributary of the Mekong River to safety. This is his dramatic true account of leadership, courage, and commitment. Learn More
  • The Strength Not To Fight

    James Tollefson imparts an oral history that has the compelling drama of the best fiction. Learn More
  • Legacy Of Discord

    Twenty-eight years have passed since the fall of Saigon. We still seek answers to the era's pressing issues. And those who were responsible for planning the Vietnam War, those who fought in it, those who fought against it, and those who reported it have had ample time to reflect on its meaning and on their personal involvement. Learn More
  • Shadow Of The Dragon

    Shadow of the Dragon examines the long historical cycle of tribute, domination, and independence that has shaped Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations. After generations of bloody struggle for independence and a slow crawl toward prosperity, Vietnam has reached a crossroads. Learn More
  • 13 Cent Killers

    This is the evocative history of the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon in Vietnam written by one of their own. This highly specialized unit recorded the highest number of kills and the highest kill ratio during the entire Vietnam War and because of their success the Viet Cong placed a bounty on their heads. Learn More
  • Platoon Leader

    program • Focuses on the details, people and incidents that communicate an instinctive feel of command under fire. The story of a young man's indoctrination into combat as an infantry platoon leader in the famed 173d Airborne Brigade, is told with pace and style in what has become a classic in the literature of America's war in Vietnam. Learn More
  • 100 Missions North

    In 100 Missions North, Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous "Thud", in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. Learn More
  • Next Of Kin

    Tom Reilly idolized his older brother, Ron. After their parents' unexpected early deaths, Ron protected his younger brother and taught him the ways of the world. Ron was a charismatic and worldly career soldier, and his kid brother thought of him as a mentor and hero. In July 1970, Ron died halfway around the world in Vietnam. Learn More
  • The Hill Fights

    history • Controversial example of the introduction of the unreliable M-16 rifle into combat • Based on interviews of participants and contemporary documents Long overlooked in the history of America's war in Vietnam is one of the bloodiest battles fought by the U.S. Marine Corps. Learn More

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