I am quoting from the cover of the above book. First published in 1995 I am re-reading it yet again. For me it typifies the Vietnam war. This is from a viewpoint that I did not really see when I was there. If I were to choose one book on the war it would be this. There are a few points in the translation that I do not like but that takes nothing away from the book's message.
I cannot list here all the books that I have read but I will give a few of them.
A relatively uncomplicated history of Vietnam. Easy to read. Very necessary reading.
A Village in Vietnam by Gerald Cannon Hickey
I have recently been reading:
Vo Nguyen Giap by Cecil B. Currey