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The Vietnam War


It's been more than 40 years since the last American personnel were helicoptered out of Saigon, yet the fallout from the Vietnam War continues to be felt in our political, social, and cultural landscape. A stunning new PBS documentary series from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Geoffrey Ward, The Vietnam War explores the many perspectives of those involved through scores of interviews in America and Vietnam, while plunging us into the chaos and intensity of combat. Along with offering the series on DVD—and the vividly detailed companion volume, signed by Ward—we've assembled a collection of classic memoirs, novels, and histories of the Vietnam War, as well as dramatic films and eye-opening new views on what got us into the conflict and kept us there for decades.

Following the 1973 ceasefire agreement in Paris, the pullout of U.S. troops was completed in March. But the struggle did not go well for South Vietnam, and President Duong Van Minh surrendered in 1975. The Vietnam War follows the final retreat of American and South Vietnamese officials, helicoptered out of Saigon as the North Vietnamese took the southern capital. The epic documentary concludes with the commemoration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the voices of those summing up the war in our collective consciousness. 
 
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The Vietnam War

Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, directors.

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Much as he did with his Emmy-winning The Civil War and The War, Ken Burns brings a panoramic approach to America's long, divisive conflict in Vietnam. Six years in the making, this ten-part, 18-hour PBS documentary by Burns and Lynn Novick features a wealth of digitally remastered ... (Read More)

       
        

The Vietnam War

 
 The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
 

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
 
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(First Edition, Autographed) More than 40 years after it ended, we still argue over the ...(Read More)

 
 The Vietnam War Experience: 50th-Anniversary Commemorative Edition
 

The Vietnam War Experience: 50th-Anniversary Commemorative Edition

Gerry & Janet Souter. D.M. Giangreco, general editor.
 
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Revisiting the Vietnam War more than 50 years after U.S. combat troops were first sent there in ...(Read More)

 
 The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War
 

The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War

Jon E. Lewis, ed.
 
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Known as the first televised war, with film footage appearing regularly on American network news ...(Read More)

 
 Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
 

Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden.
 
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The author of the National Book Award finalist Black Hawk Down here chronicles the ...(Read More)

 
 Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
 

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes.
 
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Dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys, Marine lieutenant Waino Mellas and his ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Vietnam Chronicles
 

The Vietnam Chronicles

Charlton Heston, narrator.
 
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It is a conflict still incompletely understood, and so here the Vietnam War is presented through ...(Read More)

 
 Going After Cacciato
 

Going After Cacciato

Tim O'Brien.
 
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(Winner of the 1979 National Book Award) "To call Going After Cacciato a novel ...(Read More)

 
 In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
 

In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

Robert S. McNamara, with Brian VanDeMark.
 
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Written 20 years after the end of the Vietnam War, this controversial memoir from former Secretary ...(Read More)

 
 A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
 

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Neil Sheehan.
 
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(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) When he came to Vietnam in 1962, ...(Read More)

 
 Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
 

Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu

Monique Brinson Demery.
 
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In November 1963, South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu were ...(Read More)

 
 
 Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
 

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall.
 
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(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the American Library in Paris Book ...(Read More)

 
 The Sympathizer
 

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen.
 
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(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Center ...(Read More)

 
 The Soldiers' Story: An Illustrated Edition: Vietnam in Their Own Words
 

The Soldiers' Story: An Illustrated Edition: Vietnam in Their Own Words

Ron Steinman.
 
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Suggesting that the Vietnam War was too vast and chaotic for a standard history, Ron Steinman ...(Read More)

 
 The Quiet American
 

The Quiet American

Graham Greene. Robert Stone, intro.
 
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Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to ...(Read More)

 
 Vietnam: A War Lost and Won
 

Vietnam: A War Lost and Won

Nigel Cawthorne.
 
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The Vietnam War was the longest in U.S. history, with American involvement there stretching back to ...(Read More)

 
 
 American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity
 

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Christian G. Appy.
 
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How did the Vietnam War change the way that we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? In this ...(Read More)

 
 Vietnam 1946–1975: A Story of Valor, Courage and Sacrifice
 

Vietnam 1946–1975: A Story of Valor, Courage and Sacrifice

Peter Dickson, narrator. Matthew Hall, director.
 
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At war for nearly three decades, Vietnam ended France's colonial hopes in the region with a ...(Read More)

 
 East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg
 

East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg

Gordon Ball.
 
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"This was Allen Ginsberg," Gordon Ball declares after recounting intimate moments with ...(Read More)

 
 Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power
 

Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power

Victor Davis Hanson.
 
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Examining nine landmark battles spanning ancient and modern times—from Salamis, where ...(Read More)

 
 Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President
 

Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President

Betty Boyd Caroli.
 
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The conventional story goes that Lyndon Johnson married Lady Bird for her money and demeaned her by ...(Read More)

 
 
 Being Nixon: A Man Divided
 

Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Evan Thomas.
 
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Seeking to create a rounded portrait of a man too often reduced to caricature, the author of ...(Read More)

 
 The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
 

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein.
 
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In the wake of the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon from office, his successor Gerald ...(Read More)

 
 The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba
 

The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba

Patrick J. Sloyan.
 
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As John F. Kennedy prepared for his 1964 re-election bid, argues Pulitzer Prize– and George ...(Read More)

 
 Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
 

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Max Boot.
 
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Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world—when Alexander the Great ...(Read More)

 
 Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
 

Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Bryan Burrough.
 
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The author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich here chronicles an explosive account of ...(Read More)

 
 
 War Diaries—Letters from the Front: Collector's Edition
 

War Diaries—Letters from the Front: Collector's Edition

 
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From the attack at Pearl Harbor to the frozen battlefields of Korea, and from the jungles of ...(Read More)

 
 Spring Visits: Photographs from Viet Nam
 

Spring Visits: Photographs from Viet Nam

Don Unrau.
 
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Decades after his tour of duty in Vietnam ended, Don Unrau returned to document the effects of the ...(Read More)

 
 Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1: 1957–73
 

Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1: 1957–73

Clinton Heylin.
 
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A leading expert on the life and work of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan—most notably the author of ...(Read More)

 
 Classic Album Covers of the 60s
 

Classic Album Covers of the 60s

Storm Thorgerson.
 
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From the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to Jimi Hendrix's ...(Read More)

 
 Tate Introduction: Warhol
 

Tate Introduction: Warhol

Stephanie Straine.
 
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A central figure in pop art, Andy Warhol (1928–87) was one of the most significant and ...(Read More)

 
 
 Battlefield Diaries
 

Battlefield Diaries

Harry Prichett, narrator.
 
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So much of military history is about massive troop movements and epic battles, that we find this ...(Read More)

 
 Armed Forces 4-Pack: Special Ops; Seal Team; Under Heavy Fire; Straight into Darkness
 

Armed Forces 4-Pack: Special Ops; Seal Team; Under Heavy Fire; Straight into Darkness

A.J. Draven, Steven Bauer, Casper Van Dien, Carre Otis & others.
 
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Capturing the intensity of combat and attesting to the valor of the American military, this ...(Read More)

 
 The Baby Boom Years—1962
 

The Baby Boom Years—1962

 
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The Cuban Missile Crisis brings the world to the brink of nuclear war, while the Seattle ...(Read More)

 
 The Baby Boom Years—1964
 

The Baby Boom Years—1964

 
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A strident Lyndon Johnson wins re-election in a landslide, but it is the Beatles who truly conquer ...(Read More)

 
 The Baby Boom Years—1966
 

The Baby Boom Years—1966

 
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Mao Zedong launches China's Cultural Revolution, 17-year-old skater Peggy Fleming makes her ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Baby Boom Years—1967
 

The Baby Boom Years—1967

 
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San Francisco becomes the hub of the burgeoning hippy movement, three American astronauts lose ...(Read More)

 
 The Baby Boom Years—1965
 

The Baby Boom Years—1965

 
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The northeastern U.S. experiences a massive blackout, while women's hemlines get shorter and ...(Read More)

 
 The Essential Bob Dylan
 

The Essential Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, guitar & vocals.
 
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Winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature crowned the career of rock 'n' roll's ...(Read More)

 
 Here Comes the Sun!: Songs for Summer Entertaining
 

Here Comes the Sun!: Songs for Summer Entertaining

 
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Summertime calls for energetic, upbeat music, and these instrumental renditions of 14 classics from ...(Read More)

 
 Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Remastered)
 

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Remastered)

Neil Young, guitar & vocals. Crazy Horse.
 
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This 1969 outing was Neil Young's first with his band Crazy Horse, and given the power of this ...(Read More)

 
 
 An Introduction to Jethro Tull
 

An Introduction to Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull.
 
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Variety was the order of the day in the late 1960s music scene, but Jethro Tull was set apart by ...(Read More)

 
 James Taylor: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
 

James Taylor: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

James Taylor, guitar & vocals. Carole King, piano. Kevin Kelly, accordion. Leland Sklar, bass. Russ Kunkel, drums, & others.
 
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(Winner of 2 Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Song of the ...(Read More)

 
 Stevie Wonder: Fulfillingness' First Finale
 

Stevie Wonder: Fulfillingness' First Finale

Stevie Wonder, piano & vocals. Michael Sembello, guitar. Reggie McBride, bass. Bobbye Hall, congas, & others.
 
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(Grammy Winner for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal, and R&B Vocal Performance) ...(Read More)

 
 Linda Ronstadt: Don't Cry Now
 

Linda Ronstadt: Don't Cry Now

Linda Ronstadt, vocals. Jimmy Fadden, harmonica. Mike Bowden, bass. Spooner Oldham, piano. Jerry McGee, guitar. Russ Kunkel, drums, & others.
 
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Newsweek once described Linda Ronstadt’s voice as having “the richness and ...(Read More)

 
 The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964–1966
 

The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964–1966

The Goodies, the Jelly Beans, Bessie Banks, Evie Sands, the Butterflys, the Bouquets & others.
 
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Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the Red Bird label was to girl groups of the ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Vietnam War
 

The Vietnam War

Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, directors.
 
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Much as he did with his Emmy-winning The Civil War and The War, Ken Burns brings a ...(Read More)

 
 
   
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