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Most popular Vietnam War fiction books

The most popular Vietnam War fiction books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Volunteer
An odyssey of loss and salvation ranging across four generations of fathers and sons, in the finest tradition of American storytelling. From the Cambodian jungle, to a flophouse in Queens, to a commune in New Mexico, Vollie's path traces a secret history of life on the margins of America, culminating with an inevitable and terrible reckoning.
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Things They Carried
The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
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Centurions
Offering a military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency, this wartime novel is about controversial tactics in hot spots around the world.
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Armies of the Night: History as a Novel / The Novel as History
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Reason You're Alive
The New York Times-bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a crusade to track down his nemesis from the war.
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Gun Room
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Northern Lights
The acclaimed novel from the award-winning author of `If I Die in a Combat Zone', `Going After Cacciato' and `In the Lake of the Woods'.
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Birds of America: Introduction by Booker Prize-Winning Author Penelope Lively
'An absorbing novel about a young man's voyage into adulthood, enlivened by Mary McCarthy's needling wit' Hilary Mantel, Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies'Fiercely intelligent, insatiably combative, McCarthy's novels invite controversy' Penelope Lively, from the introduction Peter Levi, a shy and sensitive American teenager, moves to Paris to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War, where he is determined to live a life in harmony with his own idealistic views. But the world is changing at breakneck pace, with nuclear war looming abroad and racial tensions simmering at home. Before long, Peter's naive illusions are shattered, as he finds himself an unwilling participant in an era of extraordinary change.Birds of America is an unforgettable and deeply moving story of personal and political turmoil; of the strange and surprising nature of growing up; and of the questions we face when we examine who we really are.'A writer known for her wit, her glamour, and the shocking candour of her fiction' New Yorker
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Reason You're Alive