Justin Wintle was the first to travel the length of Vietnam after it opened its doors to the West in 1989. Fascinating interviews alongside evocative descriptions of the landscape and people in post-war Vietnam.
Michael Herr's brutal, surreal collection of both factual and fictional snapshots from the frontline of the Vietnam War, described by John Le Carre as "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."
Written by an American journalist who spent over 15 years living in Vietnam, this is the definitive single volume history of Vietnam. Gaining access to secret documents, conducting hundreds of interviews, Karnow has written a brilliant history for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.
Published in typically beautiful fashion by Eland, Lewis describes his travels through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the late 1940s. He speaks to French colonists, slaves, emperors and peasants on the eve of massive change and widespread devastation to the land, its architecture and its people. Fascinating, insightful and deeply poignant. Probably our favourite of Lewis' books.
An account of the years between 1970 and 1975 when journalist Jon Swain lived in the Mekong Delta. He writes with sensitivity about the beauty of the country, the violence, the corruption and widespread destruction at the hands of the Europeans.