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Vietnam Recommended Reading List

Balaban, John, Ca Dao Vietnam: A Bilingual Anthology of Vietnamese Folk Poetry (Greensboro: Unicorn Press, 1980).

Bao Ninh, The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam (New York: Riverhead Books, 1996).

Borton, Lady, After Sorrow: An American among the Vietnamese (New York: Kodansha, 1996).

Bui Diem, and David Chanoff, In the Jaws of History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987).

Butler, Robert Olen, The Deep Green Sea (New York: Henry Holt, 1997).

Butler, Robert Olen, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (New York: Henry Holt, 1992).

Chagnon, Jacqui, and Don Luce, Of Quiet Courage: Poems from Viet Nam (Washington, DC: Indochina Mobile Education Project, 1974).

Chanoff, David, and Doan Van Toai, "Vietnam": A Portrait of its People at War (London: I.B. Taurus, 1996).

Dang Thuy Tram, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram (New York: Harmony Books, 2007).

Elliott, Duong Van Mai, The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Fall, Bernard B., Last Reflections on a War (New York: Schocken Books, 1972).

Fitzgerald, Frances, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (Boston: Atlantic Monthly, 1972).

Freeman, James A., Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989).

Hickey, Gerald Cannon, Shattered World: Adaptation and Survival among Vietnam's Highland Peoples during the Vietnam War (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993).

Hickey, Gerald Cannon, Village in Vietnam (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964).

Houtart, Francois, and Genevieve Lemercinier, Hai Van: Life in a Vietnamese Commune (London: Zed Books, 1984).

Jamieson, Neil L., Understanding Vietnam (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).

Lan Cao, Monkey Bridge (London: Penguin Books, 1997).

Luce, Don, and John Sommer, Viet Nam: The Unheard Voices (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969).

McAlister, John T., Jr., and Paul Mus, The Vietnamese and Their Revolution (New York: Harper, 1970).

Nguyen Du, The Tale of Kieu: A Bilingual Edition of Truyen Kieu, translated and annotated by Huynh Sanh Thong (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).

Nguyen Ngoc Bich, ed., A Thousand Years of Vietnamese Poetry, translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich with Burton Raffel and W.S. Merwin (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).

O'Brien, Tim, The Things They Carried (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990).

Pham, Andrew X., Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam (New York: Picador, 1999).

Pham, Andrew X., The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars (New York: Harmony Books, 2008).

Poems from Captured Documents: A Bilingual Edition, selected and translated from the Vietnamese by Thanh T. Nguyen and Bruce Weigl (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994).

Rottman, Larry, Voices from the Ho Chi Minh Trail: Poetry of America and Vietnam, 1965 - 1993 (Desert Hot Springs, California: Event Horizon Press, 1993).

Sheehan, Neil, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (New York: Random House, 1988).

Weigl, Bruce, The Circle of Hanh (New York: Grove Press, 2000).

Weigl, Bruce, Song of Napalm (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988).

West, Bing, The Village (New York: Pocket Books, 2003).

Wilcox, Fred A., Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange (New York: Vintage, 1983).