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Fiction of the Vietnam War: The War Years: 1960's and 70's
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"We are the ones you sent to fight a war you did not know a thing about -- those of us that lived have tried to tell you what went wrong. Now you think you do not have to listen.

We are your sons, America, and you cannot change that. When you awake, we will still be here." --W.D. Ehrhart from "A Relative Thing"

Briley, John. THE TRAITORS: A NOVEL. Putnam, 1969.

Bunting, Josiah. THE LIONHEADS: A NOVEL. G. Braziller, 1972.

Cassidy, John. A STATION IN THE DELTA: A NOVEL. Scribner, 1979.

Davis, George. COMING HOME. Random House, 1971.

Eastlake, William. THE BAMBOO BED. Simon and Schuster, 1969.

Groom, Winston. BETTER TIMES THAN THESE: A NOVEL. Summit, 1978.

Halberstam, David. ONE VERY HOT DAY: A NOVEL. Houghton Mifflin, 1967.

Heinemann, Larry. CLOSE QUARTERS. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1977.

Huddle, David. A DREAM WITH NO STUMP ROOTS IN IT: STORIES. University of Missouri Press, 1975.

Just, Ward S. HONOR, POWER, RICHES, FAME, AND THE LOVE OF WOMEN. Dutton, 1979.

Just, Ward S. NICHOLSON AT LARGE: A NOVEL. Little Brown, 1975.

Kim, Samuel. THE AMERICAN POWs. Branden, 1979.

Moore, Gene D. THE KILLING AT NGO THO. Norton, 1967.

O'Brien, Tim. GOING AFTER CACCIATO: A NOVEL. Delacorte, 1978.

Rivers, Gayle. THE FIVE FINGERS. Doubleday, 1978.

Sloan, James Park. WAR GAMES. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Stone, Robert. DOG SOLDIERS: A NOVEL. Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Webb, James H. FIELDS OF FIRE: A NOVEL. Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Selected and compiled by Moonyean Carlton, General Library Adult Services, Boston Public Library, 1993.