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23 Best Vietnam War Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Vietnam War books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best vietnam war books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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    The Things They Carried
  2. 3
    Fields of Fire
  3. 5


    Michael Herr

  4. 7
    The Best and the Brightest
  5. 8
  6. 14
    Dog Soldiers

    Dog Soldiers

    Robert Stone

  7. 17
    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
  8. 18
    Close Quarters

    Close Quarters

    A Novel

    Larry Heinemann

  9. 19
    The Short-Timers

    The Short-Timers

    Gustav Hasford

  10. 20
    Dirty Work

    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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