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We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam (Revised)

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam (Revised)

by General Ha Moore
"A powerful and epic story . . . This is the best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War." -COLONEL DAVID HACKWORTH, author of the bestseller About Face
Dispatches

Dispatches

by Michael Herr
"In the great line of Crane, Orwell, and Hemingway . . . Herr reaches an excruciating level of intensity . . . He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . The premier war correspondence of Vietnam." --The Washington Post
Born on the Fourth of July (Anniversary)

Born on the Fourth of July (Anniversary)

by Ron Kovic
"The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception."--Rolling Stone
Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

by Wallace Terry
"Bloods is a major contribution to the literature of this war. For the first time a book has detailed the inequities blacks faced at home and on the battlefield. Their war stories involve not only Vietnam, but Harlem, Watts, Washington D.C. and small-town America."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien
"Belongs high on the list of best fiction about any war . . . crystallizes the Vietnam experience for everyone [and] exposes the nature of all war stories." --New York Times, "Books of the Century"