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Re: Can anyone recommend a book on the Vietnam war? Nt
"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" by Nick Turse and "The American War in Vietnam" by John Marciano are two of the best critical books. Also "The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War" by Neil Sheean is excellent but more about the leaks.
Max Hastings has a good one volume history, "Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975" but he's obviously a bit more mainstream.
On the fiction side these are all good:
"The Sorrow of War" by Bao Ninh
"Matterhorn" by Karl Marlantes
"Fields of Fire" by James Webb
"The 13th Valley" by John M. Del Vecchio