The Vietnam Wartells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.

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Explore a các mục of reading materials which are suggested as accompaniments to the film. Below you can choose from featured titles và filmmaker picks or browse a full list, which includes both fiction and non-fiction titles.

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Books by interviewees featured in the film

If I Die in a Combat Zoneby Tim O’Brien

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam Warby Karl Marlantes

The Things They Carriedby Tim O’Brien

Decent Intervalby Frank Snepp

Notes to the Man Who Shot Me: Vietnam War Poemsby John Musgrave

Abandoning Vietnamby James H. Willbanks

The Last Time I Dreamed About the War: Essays on the Life and Writing of W.D. Ehrhartby W.D. Ehrhart

The Sacred Willowby Mai Elliott

Conversations with W.D. Ehrhartby W.D. Ehrhart

The Sorrow of Warby Bao Ninh

A Rumor of Warby Philip Caputo

The Stars, The Earth, The Riverby Le Minh Khue

A Patriot After All: The Story of a Chicano Vetby Juan Ramirez

We were Soldiers Once…And Youngby Lt. Gen. Harold G Moore Ret. & Joseph L. Galloway

Life and Death in the Central Highlandsby James T. Gillam

Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnamby Everett Alvarez Jr. & Anthony S. Pitch

What it is lượt thích to go khổng lồ Warby Karl Marlantes

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Filmmaker Picks


The Long Gray Lineby Rick Atkinson

Vietnam: A Portrait of Its People at Warby David Chanoff & Doan Van Toai

No Sure Victoryby Gregory A. Daddis

The Sacred Willowby Duong Van Mai Elliott

The Sixtiesby Todd Gitlin

A Bright Shining Lieby Neil Sheehan

A Better Warby Lewis Sorley

A Vietcong Memoirby Truong Nhu Tang

Deserterby Jack Todd


The Things They Carriedby Tim O"Brien

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam Warby Karl Marlantes

The Sympathizerby Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sorrow of Warby Bao Ninh

The Quiet Americanby Graham Greene

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