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The Vietnam War : Recommended Resources

Famous quotes about the Vietnam War

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely, have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic."

-Richard Nixon

"I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service."

-John F. Kerry

"The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit."

-Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy." 

-William Westmoreland

"You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill one of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it."

-Ho Chi Minh

Suggested databases for articles on the Vietnam War

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

U.S. Veteran describes fighting in the Vietnam War

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States

The First Battle of Vietnam-Battle of la Drang

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The Academic Article

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Books

The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on the Vietnam War. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

The call number for books on the Vietnam War is 959.7043.

Books on individuals associated with the War (i.e. General Westmoreland, President Lyndon Johnson, Ho Chi Minh) can be found in the 92 section (biographies) of the library.

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