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
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
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.
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
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
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.