1. America in Vietnam by Guenter Lewy Oxford Press Its not only a history but covers all aspects of the war without taking sides.
2. Summons of The Trumpet by Dave Richard Palmer written from a military point of view. Some of the conclusions and statements in the book were much an eye opener for me especially when he writes about the Tet offensive. He covers the political as well as military aspect. He does take a side mainly discussing many a poor decision.
3. Crisis in Command by Richard A. Gabriel and Paul Savage. Though not particular pointed at Vietnam, it is study in the collapse of command and leadership in the Army that started with Vietnam
And my prized fiction was James Webb's Fields of Fire. You read the book and you can feel the hopelessness of platoon of Marines at the end of the pipeline. I highly recommend this book. Stereotypical characters but then maybe not.
I got nothing out of "A Soldier Reports", Dispatches, Chicken Hawk, Rumor of War, Fire in the Lake and so on.
My two cents
: Thoughts?Before my time.
: Well done. As good as 10,000 day war or the
: NatGeo one which is replayed the past few