It was part of a larger regional conflict as well as a manifestation of the cold war. Little bird dog and the big ship authorhouse, 44 pp. In this collection of picture books and chapter books, children can learn about the rich culture and history of vietnam through folktales, a photographic journey. Online shopping for vietnam war history books in the books store. Life in the field for a year, with alpha company 431st infantry, vietnam 1970 this is a. Some of the books depict life on the battlefield, while. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to. Childrens books the wall by eve bunting and ronald himler. Discover some of the most recommended and best vietnam war books in fiction, nonfiction, and middle grade and childrens literature. The vietnam war was the first conflict that saw wide scale tactical deployment of helicopters. Soon the country became officially unified as the socialist republic of vietnam. A visual and informative guide to one of the longest and most controversial wars in american history, now revised and updated in the relaunched dk eyewitness books format. Why we fought, dorothy and thomas hoobler, who have written many nonfiction books for children and young adults, begin with a history of vietnam. How do we tell a new generation of teenagers about the.
Booktopia buy vietnam war books online from australias leading online bookstore. As the daughter and niece of four veterans of the vietnam war, most of my life ive struggled to really understand the complexities of a piece of my familys life and our nations history that is rarely taught or talked about. Philip caputo was a marine who later became a very wellknown journalist. Filled with more than 500 photographs, the vietnam war tells the story of vietnam through powerful images. Sep 19, 2017 as a huge ken burns fan i am eagerly anticipating the arrival of his next massive documentary series, the vietnam war, which premiered on pbs on september 17.
The list includes fiction and nonfiction, and books for children and younger readers. The vietnam war was as much a part of the tumultuous sixties as flower power and the civil rights movement. Kids book on vn on tap from hunger games author vietnam. Books about the aircraft and people of the vietnam era air. Warren, an editor who has worked on books for children and adults, introduces other elements. On it are the names of those killed in a war, long ago. Childrens middle grade books childrens picture books. Weve also included childrens books about the vietnam war and the. During ww2 in the south pacific the average soldier saw about 40 days of combat across a period of 4 years. One of the most effective ways to ensure our children understand the importance and significance of anzac day is through books which recount the stories of men, women and animals at war, as well.
Five great books about the vietnam war for middle readers. Childrens and middle grade year of the jungle by suzanne collins. To mark the 70th anniversary of ve day, childrens authors including shirley hughes, michael morpurgo, sf said, piers torday and. Shop history military vietnam war books at alibris. Joint chiefs of staff history of the vietnam war, 19651967 my lai collection douglas pike collection. The red cross recruited women on college campuses in 1968 to go to vietnam, and i did a tour in cu chi and qhi nhon, 196970. Jun 14, 2018 the focus is on the four days and nights in november 1965 during which american soldiers were involved in what ended up being the bloodiest campaign of the entire war. Readers weighed in on the best books about the vietnam war.
Weve also included children s books about the vietnam war and the experiences of immigrants who came to the u. May 08, 2015 what are the best childrens books on the second world war. William timothy tim obrien born october 1, 1946 is an american novelist. On april 30th, 1975, saigon was overrun by north vietnamese forces, ending the vietnam war. The war still belongs to me as it belongs to everyone else it touched. Contains fascinating details about guerrilla warfare, major offensives, the daily life of a soldier and how public opinion in the usa turned against the war. If you buy only one book on the vietnam war, this is the one you want.
In 2010, the new york times described obriens book as a vietnam. This children s picture book is about a father and his young sons visit to the vietnam veterans memorial. May 28, 2018 todays childrens books reading by pv storytime is the wall by eve bunting and ronald himler. Vietnam war childrens book vietnam veterans of america. Discover the best vietnam war history in best sellers. Oct, 2017 five great books about the vietnam war for middle readers october, 2017 by staff leave a comment american infantrymen crowd into a mudfilled bomb crater and look up at tall jungle trees seeking out viet cong snipers firing at them during a battle in phuoc vinh, northnortheast of saigon in vietnams war zone d, june 15, 1967. The best vietnam war books five books expert recommendations.
A war on two fronts, sidney lens has written a book that. Glyn harper, a professor of war studies, has written my grandfathers war to mark the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war s longest battle, khe sanh. Vietnam war kids, military history kids, books barnes. Explore the people, places, battles, and weapons of americas indochina struggle with dk eyewitness books. These include winners of national book awards and pulitzer prizes, both fiction and nonfiction. While the list of books about this conflict includes hundreds of enlightening works, we pick ten of the best texts offering illuminating perspectives on the war, its context and the effects it had on vietnam. The history of the vietnam war, from vietnams struggle for independence to the protracted peace process which bought the conflict with the usa to an end.
This is the first book that ive seen that delicately explains the war in an ageappropriate manner for children. To mark the 70th anniversary of ve day, childrens authors including shirley. The country, the people and the vietnam war reading. Bibliography of the vietnam war clemson university. What are the best children s books on the second world war. The author, based the story on his experience as a u. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Large selection and many more categories to choose from. Among the most positive is an abundance of topnotch books, many written by veterans of the conflict. A powerful and moving picture book about the vietnam war based. And if you liked this post, be sure to check out these popular posts. Best children s books involving war books fiction and nonfiction that are about war andor take place during a time of war.
What are the best childrens books on the second world war. Booktopia buy vietnam war books online from australia s leading online bookstore. The largest selection of civil war and military books on the internet. Welcome to the childrens books set in vietnam section of kidstravelbooks. Multicultural and geography lessons for children in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school. Children of the vietnam war born overseas to vietnamese mothers and u. No one knows how many amerasians were bornand ultimately left behind in vietnamduring the decadelong war that ended in 1975. List of books and articles about vietnam antiwar movement. To mark the day, heres a list of books about the war. When i became a childrens librarian, i started watching how writers approached the war in childrens and young adult books. The wall picture book about a visit to vietnam war memorial. Vietnam hiep duc lz west by james allen logue blurb books. Top 20 picture books for anzac day childrens books daily.
Find below a collection of the best books on the vietnam war. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 american troops. The us had lost the vietnam war and also taken a major blow in the cold war. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. All formats available for pc, mac, ebook readers and other mobile devices. Whilst some of these books are a bit older, they are still brilliant to read and give you great insight into the war. Not all of these books have a direct connection to any particular anti war movement. Some of these are fiction books about vietnam war based on factual information, whilst others include some of the best books on vietnam history of the war. This era also put us aircraft head to head against russian built mig s on an even more regular basis than in prior conflict. It is a compelling story that sensitively tackles difficult topics about painful memories, ptsd, the legacy of war and the treatment of returning vietnamese veterans. We are pleased to offer an expanded selection of vietnam war titles many of our new books are offered at a discount. Children of the vietnam war travel smithsonian magazine. Through picture books we can better explain the vietnam war era by highlighting themes of civic duty, citizenship, and what it means to be.
During the four years following passage of the tonkin gulf resolution aug. There are no books for children about the vietnam war, as sarah discovers when she looks in her school library. In this collection of picture books and chapter books, children can learn about the rich. These 10 books, in addition to the ones below, were recommended multiple times.
Americas wars have inspired some of the worlds best literature, and the vietnam war is no exception. In my mind its one of the first really wellwritten books that describe the moral ambiguities and difficulties faced by a young marine officer in this. The ultimate 2020 list of best vietnam books to read. He is best known for his book the things they carried 1990, a collection of linked semiautobiographical stories inspired by obriens experiences in the vietnam war. Shop for a great selection of vietnam war history books at. One mans mission to bring home amerasians born during vietnam war during the vietnam war, tens of thousands of babies were born out of. John schumanns unforgettable anzac day, picture book, childrens books. Discover the people, places, battles, and weapons of americas indochina struggl. The things they carried by tim obrien, we were soldiers once. Books with anti war themes have explicit anti war messages or have been described as having significant anti war themes or sentiments. Jun 20, 2014 a powerful and moving picture book about the vietnam war based on the unforgettable song.
The following books for children and young people present vietnam war stories in age appropriate ways. Aug 19, 2019 author eve bunting has a gift for writing about serious subjects in a way that makes them accessible to young children, and she has done just that in her picture book the wall. The vietnam war era remains a complicated time in american history and is therefore a difficult topic to discuss with children. After we posted this article, times readers weighed in with their favorite books on the vietnam war. The vietnam war as seen by its fearless photographers newly declassified documents reveal that a top u. Derived of the authors vietnam war experience, the thirtyseven stories in this sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious collection look back at the vietnam war from a distance of forty or more years, nearly a halfcentury, and via the perspectives of not only the soldiers themselves, but also their children, spouses, siblings, parents, friends. The vietnam war has scarred, transformed and inspired countless writers and art practitioners. Dec, 2017 find below a collection of the best books on the vietnam war. Since then i have gathered up quite a collection of books and dvds on the vietnam war or as the vietnamese say the american war. I saw courage both in the vietnam war and in the struggle to stop it. Find vietnam hiep duc lz west by james allen logue at blurb books.
Includes some books and pamphlets published in vietnam, books published by the u. The exhibition highlights themes of civic duty, citizenship, and what it means to be patriotic through text, visual aids, and historical objects. The vietnam war pictures that moved them most while the vietnam war raged roughly two decades worth of bloody and worldchanging years compelling images made their way out of the combat. Army, transcripts of congressional committee hearings, and other materials. True stories of heroism and compassion from the vietnam war are depicted in this beautiful 2 book set. Author eve bunting has a gift for writing about serious subjects in a way that makes them accessible to young children, and she has done just that in her picture book the wall. In april of 1975 south vietnam surrendered to north vietnam. Novels provide clues for children and teens about the war in vietnam. Sep 15, 2017 as someone who grew up in the 60s watching the vietnam war on the tv i was fascinated by what america was doing there. These vivid testimonies of 5 men and women span the entire history of the.
The history of the vietnam war, from vietnam s struggle for independence to the protracted peace process which bought the conflict with the usa to an end. Across the pond by michael mccormick is the story of a young american who fights in vietnam for his country, but is rejected when he returns from the war. After graduating from high school in 1965 dean kohlers rock band landed a record deal and then he was drafted into the us army. A few months later in march the final us troops were removed from vietnam. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to historical and even dark comedy. General planned for nuclear attack during the vietnam war the anti vietnam war movement in 39 photos. Tell me about the first book on your list, a rumor of war 1977. This children s picture book is about a father and his young son s visit to the vietnam veterans memorial. All books with dust jackets are wrapped in brodart dust jacket covers to keep them looking great on your shelves for years to come.
Our purpose in vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. Appy s monumental oral history of the vietnam war is the first work to probe the war s path through both the united states and vietnam. Jun 12, 2018 glyn harper, a professor of war studies, has written my grandfathers war to mark the 50th anniversary of the vietnam wars longest battle, khe sanh. Scholastic, the big childrens book publisher, announced last week that suzanne collins, the author of the wildly successful hunger games trilogy, has written year of the jungle, a fortypage autobiographical picture book for young children that is based on the experiences of her father, a u.596 1006 1145 1173 334 314 478 782 124 1534 238 577 720 1279 589 279 317 994 327 1489 154 1258 1075 1002 1389 474 990 1054 1321 1107 955 1165 1029 308 1102 80 363 10 399 640 452 5