Vietnam War Writers
Vietnam Veteran Writers

Philip Caputo
His acclaimed memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, is widely regarded as a classic in the literature of war.

Chester Cooper
Unlike the majority of men in either the Johnson or Nixon administrations, Cooper constantly encouraged a political solution over a military solution to the conflict in Vietnam.

Diana J. Dell
The author of A Saigon Party: And Other Vietnam War Short Stories and Memories Are Like Clouds worked for USO in Vietnam from 1970-72.

Gloria Emerson
Emerson was best known for her award-winning reporting of the Vietnam War for the New York Times.

Bernard Fall
Author Bernard Fall was an acknowledged authority on Vietnam and the wars fought there.

Frances FitzGerald
Frances FitzGerald was not quite 32 years of age when her first book, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, was published to immediate and extraordinary praise.

Daniel Ford
He is best known for his Vietnam novel that became the Burt Lancaster film, Go Tell the Spartans.

David Halberstam
Halberstam won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Vietnam, where he was a correspondent.

Le Ly Hayslip
The author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.

Larry Heinemann
Heinemann's prose style is blunt and straightforward, reflecting his working class background.

Michael Herr
A writer and former war correspondent, best known as the author of Dispatches.

George Herring
He is the author of numerous books, articles, and essays, including The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War.

Homer Hickam
He is the author of many books, including Rocket Boys.

Marc Leepson
Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and the author of seven books.

Franklin D. Rast
His sequel book to Don's Nam is Ghosts In The Wire.

Neil Sheehan
He was awarded a non-fiction Pulitzer Prize in 1989 and a National Book Award for A Bright Shining Lie.

Frank Snepp
His book, Decent Interval, was published by Random House in total secrecy without CIA approval.

Ron Steinman
NBC’s Bureau Chief in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

Van Tien Dung
Van Tien Dung led the final assault on South Vietnam in 1975.

James Webb
The author of Fields of Fire served with the Fifth Marine Regiment in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.

Kate Webb
War correspondent Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops operating in Cambodia.