Vietnam War Bibliography:

Collections: Primarily Documents

Ray Bows and Pia Problemi Bows, eds., Vietnam: In the Name of War, rev. ed. New Smyrna Beach, FL: Bows and Co., 2006. 805 pp.

Allan W. Cameron, ed., Vietnam Crisis: A Documentary History. 2 vols. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971. Vol. I, 1940-1956, xxiv, 452 pp.

Allan B. Cole, ed., Conflict in Indo-China and International Repercussions: A Documentary History, 1945-1955. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1956. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Marvin E. Gettleman, ed., Viet Nam: History, Documents, and Opinions on a Major World Crisis. Fawcett, 1965. 448 pp.  A good collection for its time; now somewhat dated.

Marvin Gettleman, H. Bruce Franklin, Jane Franklin, and Marilyn Young, eds., Vietnam and America: A Documented History. New York: Grove Press, 1985.  xvi, 524 pp.  Revised and enlarged edition New York: Grove Press, 1995. xv, 560 pp.  Longer and substantially different from Gettleman's old collection, though there is some overlap in the materials.

Lewis Gould, ed., The Documentary History of the John F. Kennedy Presidency, vol. 3, Creation of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam and the Drafting of a "Program of Action" on Vietnam, April-May 1961. Bethesda, MD: UPA/LexisNexis, 2005.

Michael H. Hunt, ed., A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 256 pp.

George N. Katsiaficas, ed., Vietnam Documents: American and Vietnamese Views of the War. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992. x, 251 pp.

Mark Atwood Lawrence, ed., The Vietnam War: An International History in Documents. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxvii, 203 pp.

James W. Mooney and Thomas R. West, eds., Vietnam: A History and Anthology. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press, 1994. xxxviii, 303 pp.

Gregory Allen Olson, ed., Landmark Speeches on the Vietnam War. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2010. 194 pp. One speech given by Ho Chi Minh in 1945, and thirteen given by Americans between 1956 and 1971.

Gareth Porter, ed., Vietnam: The Definitive Documentary of Human Decisions. 2 vols. Stanfordville, NY: E.M. Coleman, 1979. xxx, 724, xxii, 675 pp. Each volume has a subject index and a name index.

Gareth Porter, ed., Vietnam: A History in Documents. New York: New American Library, 1981. xxxii, 490 pp. A one-volume abridgment of the preceding item.

John Clark Pratt, ed., Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941-1982. New York: Penguin, 1984. x, 706 pp. Rev. ed. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

Tamara L. Roleff, ed., The Vietnam War. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. 224 pp. Intended for young adults.

Selected Statements by DOD and Other Administration Officials on Vietnam: January 1 - December 31, 1965. Prepared by: Research and Analysis Division, SAF-AAR, 1 July 1966. 161 pp. Excerpts of moderate length from public statements, many of which would be difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Statements are grouped by topic. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University. Start by going to front matter and pp. 1-45, then move to other sections by changing the A just before the .pdf in the URL, to B, C, and D.

Selected Statements on Vietnam by DoD and Other Administration Officials: July 1 - December 31, 1966. Prepared by: Research & Analysis Division, SAF-AAR. 204 pp. Excerpts of moderate length from public statements, many of which would be difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Statements are grouped by topic. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University. Start by going to front matter and pp. 1-41, then move to other sections by changing the A just before the .pdf in the URL, to B, C, D, and E.

Selected Statements on Vietnam by DoD and Other Administration Officials: July 1 - December 31, 1967. Prepared by: SAFAAR. 303 pp. Excerpts of moderate length from public statements, many of which would be difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Statements are grouped by topic, but there is a Name Index (pp. v-viii) allowing one to locate all statements by an individual. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University. Start by going to front matter and pp. 1-41, then move to other sections by changing the A just before the .pdf in the URL, to B, C, D, E, F, and G. pp. 192-241 and pp. 242-291 include an extended section "SOUTHEAST ASIA - Importance of ('Domino Theory,' 'Yellow-Peril')," pp. 228-244, which interestingly enough does not show much belief in the domino theory.

Selected Statements on Vietnam by DOD and Other Administration Officials: January 1 - June 30, 1969. Prepared by: Research & Analysis Division, SAFAA. 193 pp. Excerpts of moderate length from public statements, many of which would be difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Statements are grouped by topic, but there is a Name Index (pp. iv-v) allowing one to locate all statements by an individual. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University. Start by going to front matter and pp. 1-44, then move to other sections by changing the A just before the .pdf in the URL, to B, C, and D.

Robert E. Vadas, Cultures in Conflict: The Viet Nam War. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 272 pp. After about 80 pages of introductory material, the bulk of the book is documents.

William Appleman Williams et al., eds., America in Vietnam: A Documentary History. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985. xii, 345 pp.

Marilyn B. Young, John J. Fitzgerald, and A Tom Grunfeld, eds., The Vietnam War: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 176 pp.

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