Subject Guide with Search Tips for Vietnam War
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Books and Media

Use the Library Catalog http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/ to find books, periodicals, and media on your topic.  You can enter keywords of your own choosing, or you can identify the specific subject headings that the library catalog uses to group related materials together. 

Suggested Subject Headings

Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 – United States
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 – Influence

Selected Call Numbers


American tragedy : Kennedy, Johnson, and the origins of the Vietnam War / David Kaiser
DS558 .K35 2000, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

At the water's edge : American politics and the Vietnam War / Melvin Small     
DS558 .S55 2005, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

Death of a generation : how the assassinations of Diem and JFK prolonged the Vietnam War / Howard Jones
DS557.7 .J67 2003, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

Fighting on two fronts : African Americans and the Vietnam War / James E. Westheider
DS559.8 .B55 W47 1997,  San Marcos, CIRCULATING
DS559.5 .V537 2002, Escondido

Late thoughts on an old war : the legacy of Vietnam / Philip D. Beidler
DS558 .B45 2004,  San Marcos, CIRCULATING

Vietnam veterans since the war : the politics of PTSD, agent orange, and the national memorial / Wilbur J. Scott
DS559.73 .U6 S26 2004, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

The Vietnam War in history, literature, and film / Mark Taylor
DS558 .T27 2003, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

Vietnam's unseen war [videorecording] : pictures from the other side / MSNBC and National Geographic Television ; producer, David Clark, Brian Breger ; writer, Brian Breger
DS559.5 .V537 2002, Escondido, CIRCULATING

Waiting wives : the story of Schilling Manor, home front to the Vietnam War / Donna Moreau
DS559.8 .W6 M67 2005, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

We were there : voices of African American veterans from World War II to the war in Iraq / [compiled by] Yvonne Latty with photographs by Ron Tarver
E185.63 .W4 2005, San Marcos, CIRCULATING


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·         EBSCOhost http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web

EBSCOhost provides access to several databases including magazine, journal and newspaper articles.  For a guide on how to search EBSCOhost, go to Using EBSCOhost at http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/ebsco.htm


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