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Essential Reading Package-EXVNM36

VIETNAM. Buy these 4 items as a set for $65 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Eaves of Heaven, A Life in Three Wars

VNM120
Andrew X. Pham
Crown
2009
320
0307381218
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pham recounts the story of his father's life during the French occupation, Japanese invasion and the American War, weaving such momentous events with anecdotes from his childhood and details of family, friends, food and daily life.
$16.00

Vietnam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

VNM04
John Balaban, Nguyen Qui Duc
Whereabouts Press
1996
239
1883513022
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
From rainforest to city, these 17 stories from Vietnam's finest writers explore its landscapes, myths and changing traditions.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

VNM102
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
304
1465457143
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring innovative site diagrams, local maps and hundreds of color photographs, this handy companion introduces the culture, history and attractions of Vietnam.
$25.00

Vietnam Map

VNM05
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553414632
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy, double-sided map of Vietnam, at a good scale (1:1,000,000), including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and the Hue region. With index.
$12.95

Insight Flexi Map Ho Chi Minh

VNM194
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
1
1786718839
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of Ho Chi Minh City, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the downtown area, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:15,000.
$9.99

Culture Smart! Vietnam

VNM87
Geoffrey Murray
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338340
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook

VNM20
Nguyen Xuanthu
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1786571099
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy palm-sized guide to pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Moon Hanoi, Including Ha Long Bay

VNM216
Dana Filek-gibson
Hachette
2017
160
1631217127
PAPER
Guidebook
10/31/2017
0
0
0
0
This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Hanoi, plus Ha Long Bay, with practical information for travelers. The book also features full-color photographs, maps and illustrations.
$14.99

Moon Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon

VNM215
Dana Filek-gibson
Hachette
2017
160
1631217135
PAPER
Guidebook
10/31/2017
0
0
0
0
This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon with practical information for travelers. The book also features full-color photographs, maps and illustrations.
$14.99

Communion, A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

VNM147
Kim Fay
ThingsAsian
2010
293
193415914X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Fay recounts in savory detail a five-week journey with two friends from Hanoi to Saigon in search of the traditions, rituals and pleasures of food from local markets and street foods to haute cuisine.
$19.95

Eating Viet Nam

VNM177
Graham Holliday, Anthony Bourdain (Foreword)
Ecco Press
2015
320
0062293060
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
While living in Vietnam, native Englishman Holliday penned this gastronomic tour that takes him from fancy dining tables to streetside vendors and everywhere in between. A genuine adventure through Vietnamese cuisine.
$15.99

A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, 1962

VNM153
Bodleian Library (Editor)
University of Chicago Press
2012
88
1851242856
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With the Vietnam War in full swing, the American Department of Defense prepared this book as a crash couse in Vietnamese culture for the young men and women who would be fighting and living with the Vietnamese people. Republished by the Bodleian Library with original illustrations, this compact guide serves as a timeless tour through the cultural, social, politcal and military history of Vietnam.
$10.00

A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia

SEA36
J.M. Barwise, Nicholas J. White
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
352
1566564395
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact history of the region, including the Khmer and the various ancient kingdoms that produced Borobudur, Angkor and other architectural marvels.
$14.95

Embers of War, The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

VNM161
Fredrik Logevall
Random House
2014
864
0375756477
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this bold history traces the four-decade build-up to the Vietnam War as the French disengaged from the country and American forces were deployed in full.
$22.00

Fire in the Lake

VNM12
Frances FitzGerald
Back Bay Books
2002
496
0316159190
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic historical, political and cultural portrait of the Vietnam War, seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, FitzGerald, a staff writer at the New Yorker and a reporter in Vietnam, presents a vivid image of a revolution and a clear-sighted case for why the U.S offensive was doomed from the start.
$19.00

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

VNM218
Mark Bowden
Atlantic Monthly Press
2017
608
0802127002
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.
$30.00

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

VNM217
Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward
Alfred Knopf
2017
640
0307700259
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Produced by the award-winning team responsible for The Civil War (USS27) and The Roosevelts (USA579), among others, this new powerful history is the companion to a multi-part PBS film airing in September 2017. This book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did while clarifying its complicated legacy. Beautifully written and full of rich illustrations.
$60.00

Understanding Vietnam

VNM01
Neil Jamieson
University of California Press
1995
428
0520201574
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Jamieson's ambitious primer addresses politics, social history, village life, structural renewal, literature and the arts, revealing the Vietnamese worldview with insight and depth. It's a terrific introduction to Vietnam.
$31.95

Viet Nam, A History from Earliest Times to the Present

VNM195
Ben Kiernan
Oxford University Press
2017
648
0195160762
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Kiernan's sophisticated work of scholarship reveals a very old country with a long memory. His tome covers over 3,000 years of ethnic diversity, kingdoms, colonialism, independence and war.
$34.95

Vietnam Now, A Reporter Returns

VNM47
David Lamb
Hachette
2003
288
1586481835
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful portrait of contemporary Vietnam by a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and National Geographic writer. Lamb interweaves stories of Vietnam today with his own experiences and memories as a young reporter for UPI during the war.
$17.00

Vietnam, Rising Dragon

VNM134
Bill Hayton
Yale University Press
2011
272
030017814X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The veteran BBC newsman covers the tangled politics, rapidly changing economy, culture, history and people of Vietnam with great insight in this timely portrait of a nation in transition.
$24.00

Vietnam: A New History

VNM191
Christopher Goscha
Perseus
2016
592
0465094368
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Telling the story of contemporary Vietnam solely from the perspective of the Vietnamese, Goscha explains how Vietnamese expansion and foreign invasion have kept the nation in a state of unrest for the last 200 years.
$35.00

Journey Through Vietnam, From Halong Bay to the Mekong Delta

VNM193
Ron Emmons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
96
0804846901
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
9/26/2017
0
0
0
0
A window onto the great Southeast Asian nation, Emmons' travel primer shows Vietnam in 200 photographs and engaging text. The British travel writer covers Vietnam's ancient monuments, cuisine, impressive landscapes, architecture and cultural heritage.
$18.95

The Golden Lands, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam

SEA88
Vikram Lall
Abbeville Publishing Group
2014
280
0789211947
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The product of 25 years of research into Buddhist architecture, this survey takes us from the monastic complexes of India to the dzongs of Bhutan, inside the wats of Southeast Asia and through the simple wooden shrines of Japan. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with color photos and 3D renderings.
$95.00

Catfish and Mandala, A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

VNM50
Andrew X. Pham
Picador USA
2000
344
0312267177
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Much more than the story of a road trip, this book combines the author's family history with his many and often-gritty adventures by bicycle through foreign lands including Mexico, Japan and, notably, Vietnam.
$18.00

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

SEA33
Edward Gargan
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375705597
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
$16.95

The Sacred Willow, Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

VNM39
Duong Van Mai Elliott
Oxford University Press
2000
506
0195137876
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This vivid family saga, beginning with the author's great-grandfather, captures the momentous history of Vietnam over the last 100 years.
$24.99

The Headmaster's Wager

VNM162
Vincent Lam
Random House
2013
441
0307986489
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A forgotten segment of modern Vietnam's history is intriguingly brought to life in this novel about the fall of a powerful headmaster of an English academy in 1960s Saigon.
$15.00

The Quiet American

VNM08
Graham Greene
Penguin
2004
180
0143039024
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
A classic, this is the most famous Western work of fiction on Vietnam. Greene writes of a love triangle between a war correspondent, his Vietnamese consort and an optimistic young American during the last days of French rule.
$17.00

The Sorrow of War, A Novel of North Vietnam

VNM07
Bao Ninh
Riverhead Books
1996
213
1573225436
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful novel by a former North Vietnamese soldier, this short book captures the appalling conditions of war, alternating vivid scenes from the front lines with flashbacks from the protagonist's rural youth.
$16.00

The Things They Carried

VNM32
Tim O'Brien
Mariner Books
2009
246
0618706410
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
National Book Award-winner O'Brien captures the daily life of a soldier in Vietnam in this loosely structured, powerful collection of stories.
$15.99

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

Southeast Asia Birds, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

SEA90
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559612
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

Southeast Asia Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

SEA91
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559620
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

Wildlife of Southeast Asia

SEA94
Susan Myers
Princeton University Press
2016
288
0691154856
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this field guide covers the area's common fauna with descriptions, distribution maps and 500 color photos.
$22.95

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Water Buffalo Days, Growing Up in Vietnam

VNM51
Huynh Quang Nhuong
HarperCollins
1999
128
0064462110
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
As a child in pre-war rural Vietnam, the author relied on his water buffalo, named Tank, for protection, income and companionship. This spare memoir tells Tank's story -- and the family's -- up to the first signs of war. Ages 9-12.
$5.99

Children of the Dragon, Selected Tales from Vietnam

VNM53
Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Sherry Garland
Pelican Publishing Company
2012
32
1455617091
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six beautifully illustrated Vietnamese legends. This collection records the stories that have been passed down for generations including the pourquoi tale of how the tiger got its stripes and the myth of Vietnam's creation.
$16.99

Goodbye, Vietnam

VNM54
Gloria Whelan
Random House
1993
135
067982376X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A story of hope, home and family in war-torn Vietnam. 13-year-old Mai must flee her home and embark on a dangerous journey to Hong Kong when the Vietnamese government threatens to arrest her grandmother. Ages 9-12.
$6.99

10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War

VNM90
Philip Caputo
Atheneum
2005
128
0689862318
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An excellent illustrated history of the Vietnam War from its origins to its lasting effects. Vietnam veteran Philip Caputo describes the politics surrounding the conflict, the major battles and the key figures, providing a lucent and informative introduction for young adults.
$25.99

Countries of the World Vietnam

VNM118
Jen Green
2008
64
1426302029
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A detailed introduction for ages 9-11 that covers Vietnamese culture, history, economy, geography and tropical monsoon climate.
$27.90

When Heaven Fell

VNM154
Carolyn Marsden
Candlewick Press
2009
183
0763643815
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When her grandmother reveals that the daughter that she had given up for adoption is coming from America to visit her Vietnamese family, nine-year-old Binh is convinced that her newly-discovered aunt is wealthy and will take care of all the family's needs.
$8.99

Fly Free!

VNM155
Roseanne Thong
Boyds Mills
2010
32
1590785509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
When Mai feeds the caged birds at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam, her simple act of kindness starts a chain of thoughtful acts that ultimately comes back to her. Includes author's note explaining the Buddhist concepts of karma and samsara, or the wheel of life.
$17.95

Vietnam

VNM157
Audrey Seah
Marshall Cavendish
2005
144
0761417893
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A photo-illustrated overview of Vietnamese culture that covers the country's geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, lifestyle, religions, languages, arts, leisure activities, festivals, and foods, and includes a map, time line, glossary, and further reading list.
$47.07

A Million Shades of Gray

VNM163
Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum
2011
216
1442429194
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s superb historical novel features a brave 12-year-old, Y’Tin, who trains wild elephants. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the boy learns that truth comes in many shades of gray.
$7.99

Folk Stories of the Hmong, Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

SEA84
Dia Cha
Greenwood
2000
135
0872878546
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This book contains interpretations of the oral folk stories of the Hmong people, with photographs of the native dress and illustrations depicted in the style of Pa Ndau story cloth.
$40.00

Vietnam

VNM164
Peter Roop
Heinemann
2008
32
143291295X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This book, designed for young travelers, describes many aspects of the long, narrow, southeast Asian country including its land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, schools, sports, celebrations and arts.
$7.99

Vietnam

VNM166
Charlotte Guillain
Capstone
2012
48
143296142X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to Vietnam, providing information on the country's geography, history, culture, landmarks, wildlife, people, politics and more, with maps, graphs and a timeline.
$9.95

The Walking Stick

VNM165
Maxine Trottier
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
2012
32
1554552397
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this lovingly illusrtated tale for youngsters, Van's uncle, a Buddhist monk, fashions a teak stick the young boy found into a walking stick, blessed by the Buddha, who "will watch over you no matter where you go, and bring you safely home." He takes it with him across Vietnam and the ocean to a new country where he passes the stick and his stories on to his granddaughter, who brings it back to Vietnam.
$9.95

In a Village by the Sea

VNM179
April Chu, Van, Muon
Perseus
2015
32
1939547156
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A lyrically written ode to home, in this case a Vietnamese fishing village, that will resonate with readers of all ages.
$16.95

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

VNM180
Nguyen Thi Hop (Illustrator), Nguyen Dong (Illustrator), Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
96
0804844291
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This collection of 15 folktales, fairytales and legends is born of the rich literary tradition of Vietnam. Popular Vietnamese tales like Tam and Cam, The Legend of the Jade Rabbit and The Legend of the Mai Flower hold lessons for youth like appreciating nature, respecting others and shunning greed and laziness.
$16.95

Listen, Slowly

VNM184
Thanhha Lai
HarperCollins
2016
288
0062229192
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this middle-grade novel, a first generation Vietnamese-American girl, Mai, travels with her grandmother to Vietnam, reluctantly exploring her heritage and finding out much more than she expected about Vietnam -- and about herself.
$6.99

More Books

Vietnam, A History

VNM10
Stanley Karnow
Penguin Putnam
1997
768
0140265473
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This blockbuster book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is history at its best: masterfully researched, well written and comprehensive.
$24.00

A Viet Cong Memoir

VNM11
Truang Nhu Tang
Vintage Books
1986
350
0394743091
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A candid, revealing story of a revolutionary life, wonderfully free of cant. This telling memoir by the former Viet Cong Minister of Justice, now living in exile in Paris, gives a detailed report from the inside of the Viet Cong.
$16.95

Insight Guide Vietnam

VNM02
Insight Guides, Scott Rutherford (Editor)
Insight Guides
2015
392
1780053061
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A highly recommended guide to history, culture and popular destinations, featuring essays, informative maps and photographs.
$27.99

The Tale of Kieu, Bilingual Edition

VNM22
Huynh Thong
Yale University Press
1987
211
0300040512
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A cornerstone of Vietnamese literature, this much-loved epic poem was written in the early 19th-century by a Vietnamese ambassador to the Chinese court.
$28.00

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

VNM31
Anne Fadiman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
352
0374525641
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
American Scholar editor Fadiman gracefully documents the encounter between two worldviews in an intimate portrait of a Hmong refugee family in California.
$15.00

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War

VNM34
Tobias Wolff
Vintage Books
1995
221
0679760237
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid memoir of novelist Tobais Wolff's tour of duty in Vietnam.
$15.95

The Mekong, Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

SEA28
Milton Osborne
Grove Press
2001
320
0802138020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of the great river from prehistory to European exploration, colonial tensions and modern challenges. It's an engaging introduction to the history of Southeast Asia.
$16.00

Shadows and Wind

VNM43
Robert Templer
Penguin Putnam
1999
398
0140285970
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A British journalist based in Vietnam, Templer cuts through myth and legend to offer a lively, opinionated portrait of contemporary Vietnam.
$17.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA39
Morten Strange
Gardners Books
2014
400
0804844518
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to almost 700 species of birds in the region, featuring concise descriptions and distribution maps.
$24.95

A Dragon Apparent, Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

SEA40
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
358
090787133X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
1
0
A classic account of travels and adventure during the last years of French Indochina, strong on atmosphere with wonderfully detailed descriptions of local cultures and archaeological treasures. First published in 1951.
$35.00

The Quiet American

VNM59
Phillip Noyce (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6314488176
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Michael Caine stars as a British journalist stationed in Vietnam in the 1950s who becomes friends with a seemingly harmless American (Brendan Fraser). We also carry the novel by Graham Greene (VNM08).
$14.98

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Zen Keys, A Guide to Zen Practice

VNM72
Thich Nhat Hanh
Random House
1994
198
0385475616
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An overview of Zen Buddhism as practiced in Vietnam, including 43 koans from the 13th century Vietnamese master, Tran Thai Tong, and an opening chapter on daily life in a Zen monastery. Originally published in 1974.
$14.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Vietnamese

VNM81
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743528972
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Vietnamese, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Vietnamese, A Language Map

VNM82
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2002
0944502784
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

National Geographic Vietnam

VNM93
Jim Sullivan
National Geographic
2014
272
1426213638
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to Vietnam, published in the National Geographic attractive visual style, features hundreds of photographs, full color maps and good information on history, nature, culture and travel in Vietnam.
$22.95

Footprint Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

SEA52
Footprint Guides
Footprint Handbooks
2015
576
1910120332
PAPER
Guidebook
7/22/2016
0
0
0
0
With practical information on attractions, transportation, food, activities and lodgings. Includes Bangkok.
$25.99

The Best and the Brightest

VNM101
David Halberstam
Ballantine Books
1993
688
0449908704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Halberstam's masterful epic tale of the policymaking, outsized egos and infuriating blunders that got the United States embroiled in the Vietnam War.
$20.00

Footprint Vietnam

SEA61
Claire Bobbyer
Footprint Handbooks
2015
480
1910120324
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, comprehensive guide in the Footprint series. With practical information of accommodations, food, events and sights. Perfect for the independent traveler.
$27.99

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

VNM116
Harold G. Moore
Random House
2004
480
034547581X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This devastating account of the battles against the North Vietnamese at the Ia Drang Valley, November, 1965, presents a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge--and dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier.
$20.00

Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand

SEA63
Nick Ray
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
544
1786570300
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact practical guide covers the entire Mekong region from the heights of Yunnan to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
$27.99

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, Ancient Foodways, Modern Flavors

VNM124
Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen
Ten Speed Press
2006
344
1580086659
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Sophisticated yet simple, the recipes in this book include steamy pho noodle soups infused with the aromas of fresh herbs and lime; rich clay-pot preparations of catfish, chicken, and pork; classic banh mi sandwiches; and an array of Vietnamese charcuterie.
$35.00

Lonely Planet Vietnam

VNM126
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
576
1743218729
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$27.99

Patriots, The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides

VNM129
Christian G. Appy
Penguin Putnam
2004
574
0142004499
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid oral history spanning the history of the Vietnam conflict and a diversity of views.
$20.00

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram

VNM132
Dang Thuy Tram
Crown
2008
225
0307347389
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The posthumously published diary of a 27-year-old Vietcong woman doctor (it was found by a U.S. soldier), this searing book offers insight into the lives of the people of North Vietnam during the war.
$14.00

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In the 12th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century.
$23.95

Imagining Vietnam and America, The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919-1950

VNM141
Mark Bradley
University of North Carolina Press
2000
304
0807848611
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly and balanced study exploring perceptions the Americans and Vietnamese had of each other in the early twentieth century leading up to the Vietnam War.
$37.50

Dragon House

VNM142
John Shors
New American Library
2009
354
0451227859
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A compassionate story about opening a center for Vietnamese street children in modern Ho Chi Minh City, propelled by Shors’s vibrant characters.
$16.00

My Vietnam, Stories and Recipes

VNM148
Luke Nguyen
Lyons Press
2011
344
0762773944
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Cooking Channel host Luke Nguyen celebrates Vietnam, its culture and cuisine in this oversized, sumptuously illustrated tribute, traveling from north to south, visiting friends, family and local cooks. With 100 recipes.
$40.00

Vietnam South Adventure Map

VNM159
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956021
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided National Geographihc Adventure Map at a scale of 1:600,000 extends coverage well north of Hue.
$11.95

Vietnam North Adventure Map

VNM160
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956013
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This haddy map extends coverage south to Hue.
$11.95

Ho

VNM167
David Halberstam
Rowman & Littlefield
2007
118
0742559939
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The historian explores the life and times of Ho Chi Minh and his fight for Vietnamese independence in this brief sketch, originally published in 1987.
$23.00

Asia's Cauldron, The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

ASA94
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2015
256
0812984803
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Vividly analyzing the nations where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean, Robert Kaplan explains why this area of the world is an important and turbulent region that we should all be watching.
$17.00

Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger, A History of Vietnam

VNM171
Peter D. Sharrock, Vu Hong Lien
University of Chicago Press
2014
272
1780233647
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This first English-language account of Vietnam’s often neglected, understudied history takes us through 10,000 years of outsiders, invaders and technological innovation.
$45.00

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

SEA87
John Guy
Yale University Press
2014
317
030020437X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This seminal work situates first-century Southeast Asian art in a wider historical and religious context. John Guy, a curator at the Met, explains the artistic and religious heritage of Southeast Asia through scholarly essays and 360 illustrations.
$65.00

Moon Vietnam

VNM172
Dana Filek-gibson
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
500
1612388906
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Veitnam.
$24.99

Baedeker Vietnam

VNM173
Beate Szerelmy
Baedeker
2012
432
3829766270
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$20.00

A Rumor of War

VNM175
Philip Caputo
Henry Holt and Company
1996
356
080504695X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it," says the LA Times Book Review. While Caputo’s book is about the Vietnam War, it transcends to encapsulate all wars and, moreover, all of humanity.
$19.00

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Map

SEA75
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745482
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A great folded map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia at a scale of 1:1,500,000. With inset maps for Central Vientiane, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
$13.95

Fodor's Vietnam, With Cambodia

VNM182
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2015
416
1101878223
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This up-to-date Fodor's guide features invaluable recommendations on where to stay and eat and what to do.
$19.99

The Life We Were Given, Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam

VNM183
Dana Sachs
Beacon Press
2011
258
0807001244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This popular history of Operation Babylift focuses on the heartbreaking stories of the children flown out of Vietnam, their adoptive American families and the parents that some children left behind. Sachs covers their experiences from the quagmire of wartime Vietnam through the kids' lives 35 years onward.
$20.00

Timeless Vietnam

VNM186
Peter Yarrow (Foreword), Canh Tang (Photographer)
Red Rock Press
2012
144
1933176407
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In vibrant color photographs, this coffee-table tribute depicts the "old ways" of Vietnamese culture and livelihood -- ancient traditions very much alive in rural Vietnam.
$29.95

Nothing Ever Dies, Vietnam and the Memory of War

VNM189
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Harvard University Press
2016
310
067466034X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Visiting sites across the US, Southeast Asia and Korea, Nguyen brings the Vietnam War sharply into focus. His narrative draws on art, history and popular culture as he examines how the war is (and how it should be) remembered.
$27.95

Last Days in Vietnam

VNM190
Public Broadcasting Corporation (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2015
6315840361
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This documentary film explores the last days of the Vietnam War and the decision American soldiers and diplomats made as to whether to evacuate only U.S. citizens, or South Vietnamese citizens as well.
$24.99

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

SEA97
Peter Davidson
Bloomsbury USA
2017
144
1472932846
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Southeast Asia depicts 252 of the country's most common birds with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia

SEA99
Charles Francis
Bloomsbury USA
2017
128
147293797X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Southeast Asia depicts 192 of the country's most common mammals with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

The Vietnam War, The Definitive Illustrated History

VNM192
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2017
360
1465457690
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Created in association with the Smithsonian, this stirring visual record of the Vietnam War illuminates the suffering, sacrifice and heroism in the longest and bloodiest American conflict in the 20th century.
$40.00

Lonely Planet Discover Vietnam

VNM202
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
296
1786579375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet, features hundreds of color photographs and maps, includes suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99