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23 Best Vietnam War Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Vietnam War books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best vietnam war books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  2. 3
  3. 5


    Michael Herr

  4. 7
  5. 8
  6. 14

    Dog Soldiers

    Robert Stone

  7. 18

    Close Quarters

    A Novel

    Larry Heinemann

  8. 19

    The Short-Timers

    Gustav Hasford

  9. 20

    Dirty Work

    Larry Brown


  • How was this Vietnam War books list created?

    We searched for "best Vietnam War books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Vietnam War books are in this list?

    There are 23 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Vietnam War books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Vietnam War books on the internet.

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