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A search of the WGTC catalog on the word Vietnam war returned 11 records. Below is a list of a few of the titles in the LaGrange Campus Library.


Vietnam War day by day

Vietnam, a history

The Vietnam War: a concise international history

Vietnam: the history of an unwinnable war

Days of valor: an inside account of the bloodiest six months of the Vietnam War

Glory denied: the saga of Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war


Guns Up!


There are many books on the Vietnam War, WWI, WWII, the American Revolution, other wars and revolutions in the WGTC Libraries that are not listed above. Search the catalog for the revolution or war you are researching.





GALILEO:  On campus link from Library’s page, Off campus you will need a password.  Obtain the password from the library or your instructor. Click on Databases A-Z and search the following databases:

Academic Search Complete

Research Library

Salem History

History Reference Center








Suggested searches:  search for the war or revolution by name and add words like women, children, politics, government, legacy, society, culture, home life.


Below are searches that were made by library staff in the History Reference Center Database.


Vietnam War

Agent Orange

Home front and Vietname

Vietnam and causes

Vietnam and Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon

Vietnam and protests

Traumatic stress disorder and Vietnam

Weapons and Vietnam


Fighting, Negotiating, Laughing: The Use

   of Humor in the Vietnam War

Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWS, MIAS, and the Unending Vietnam War

Geography of Vietnam




Protests and War Songs

No paper on the Vietname War would be complete without a discusion of the songs both protest and patriotic of the era. A few are listed here.

One Tin Soldier (Donovan)

Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan)

Ballad of the Green Berets (Barry Sadler)

He Ain't Heavy - He's my Brother

If I had a Hammer (Peter, Paul, Mary)

Turn, Turn, Turn

ve of Destruction

Universal Soldier

Imagine (Beatles)

The Unkown Soldier (Jim Morrison)

Orange Crush (R.E.M.)




Vietnam was what we had insteadof happy childhoods. -- Michael Herr, 1975

Television brought the butality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -- not on the battlefield of Vietnam. -- Marshall McLuhan


"I had prayed to God that this thing was fiction." -- Colonel William Wilson, a combat veternal who conducted an investigation into the massacre at My Lai94


Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the lace. -- John F. Kennedy, 1961


You hve a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the lst one is that it will go over very quickly. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954


You can kill ten of my men for every I kill of yours, but even at those odds, you will lose and I will win. -- Ho Chi Minh to the French, late 1940s.






Link to this opposing view database can be found at the bottom of the library's web page.



An excellent database that discusses both sides of many topics.


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