A few months ago some one commented asking for some book recommendations. I forgot all about it until last night. Below are some of the book I consider “must reads” for learning about the war.
The title speaks for itself on this one. The story of a damn good man who was the right man for the job at the right time. Killed for not wanting to be a puppet for the Kennedys and western liberalism.
The next one is an amazing book that details everything that happened before ’65 and includes much insight from other Asian countries at the time. It also sets the record straight on a lot of propaganda you have been fed over the years. Especially about the utter shitbag, John Paul Vann.
Last is A Better War. This book is essential reading to understand how victory was achieved in South Vietnam. Not the defeat of North Vietnam. There is a difference. RVN had been pacified and would have been able to defend itself with US airsupport and supplies had congress not cut them off. Hard to fight off the logistics of China and USSR when you are down to only 11 rifle rounds a day.