Marshall High School: Ms. Thompson’s project on the Vietnam War

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Cover Image Timeline of the Vietnam War
Samuels, Charlie, 1961-
New York : Gareth Stevens, c2012.

Contains timelines that cover the whole period of the Vietnam War as well as individual events that happened during that time.

Cover Image Vietnam, There and Here
Mabie, Margot C. J.
New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, c1985.

Discusses the war in Vietnam, the turmoil it caused in this country, and the issues it raised that still remain a source of conflict.

Cover Image Vietnam War
Murray, Stuart, 1948-
New York : DK Pub., 2005.

Cover Image The Vietnam War
Senker, Cath.
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2012.

"Why was the Vietnam War so controversial, and how did one of the world's superpowers fail to defeat a much less wealthy and populous opponent? Why was the war of such global significance and how has it affected people on both sides of the conflict?"--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image Why Did the Vietnam War Happen?
Gifford, Clive.
New York : Gareth Stevens, c2011.

This book looks at the causes of the Vietnam War and surrounding controversies.

Cover Image Bare Feet, Iron Will : Stories From the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields
Zumwalt, James G.
Jacksonvill, Fla. : Fortis Publishing, c2010.

Cover Image Nam : A Photographic History
Daugherty, Leo J.
New York, NY : Metro Books, c2001.

Cover Image Vietnam, the History and the Tactics
New York : Crescent Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982.

Cover Image Kill Anything That Moves : The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick.
New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Books, 2013.

Based on classified documents and interviews, a controversial history of the Vietnam War argues that American acts of violence against millions of Vietnamese civilians were a pervasive and systematic part of the war.

Cover Image Ebony and White : A Story of the Canine Corps
White, Joseph J., 1949-
Wilsonville, Or. : Doral Pub. ; Chicago, Ill. : Login Publishers Consortium [distributor], 1996.

Cover Image Shrapnel in the Heart : Letters and Remembrances From the Vietnam Memorial
Palmer, Laura.
New York, N.Y. : Random House, 1987.

Cover Image Battles of the Vietnam War
Jennings, Patrick.
New York : Exeter Books : Distributed by Bookthrift, 1985.

Cover Image Vietnam War : Battles and Leaders
Murray, Stuart, 1948-
New York : DK Pub., 2004.

Overview of the Vietnam war focuses on the people and individual battles of that conflict. Packed with photographs, maps, charts, and artifacts, Vietnam War Battles and Leaders covers the victories and failures of the generals and politicians who shaped American intervention in Southeast Asia.

Cover Image Secret Commandos : Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG
Plaster, John L.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004.

Cover Image Weapons, Gear, and Uniforms of the Vietnam War
Tougas, Shelley.
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.

"Describes the uniforms, gear, and weapons used by U.S. and North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War"--Provided by publisher.

Cover Image Last Men Out : The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
Drury, Bob.
New York : Free Press, c2011.

"Last Men Out" tells the riveting story of the last 11 United States soldiers to escape South Vietnam on April, 30, 1975, the day America ended its combat presence.

Cover Image The Girl in the Picture : The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
Chong, Denise.
New York : Viking, 2000.

Cover Image They Marched Into Sunlight : War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October 1967
Maraniss, David.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.


Poetry and Vietnam

The Sixties Project: poetry archive

PBS American Experience: Vietnam

PBS’s Battlefield: Vietnam

Texas Tech University: the Vietnam Center and Archive

Vets with a Mission: Vietnam history and educational site

Vietnamese Cultural Profile

Vietnam Culture

Vietnam Online: Vietnam culture

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Last modified on Friday, December 13, 2013