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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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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1
    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    Dispatches

    Michael Herr

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 14

    Dog Soldiers

    Robert Stone

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 18

    Close Quarters

    A Novel

    Larry Heinemann

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 19

    The Short-Timers

    Gustav Hasford

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 20

    Dirty Work

    Larry Brown

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 23
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • 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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