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Vietnam War: Materials for Adults

This guide was created for the Viet Thanh Nguyen event on September 15, 2017.


This LibGuide provides a variety of resources about the Vietnam War including fiction and nonfiction books, videos, podcasts, and online resources. These resources are for both adults and youth. 

This guide was created by St. Catherine University's Masters of Library and Information Science students in LIS 7190 Social Justice in Children's and Young Adult Literature. 

On September 15, 2017, St. Catherine's Library and the Minnesota Humanities Center are hosting the speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen, award winning author of The Sympathizer and other books about the Vietnam War. We hope this site provides additional resources to those interested in the Vietnam War. 

On this page of the LibGuide there are numerous resources for adults including nonfiction books, fiction books, DVDs, online videos, Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: The Story Wall, podcasts/audio, and websites. All resources are available through the St. Catherine University Library or online.

Nonfiction Books

Fiction Books

DVDs at St.Kate's

Online Videos

Vietnam War: The Face of the Enemy
Published on Jun 11, 2016

The core of this film is to investigate the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese who fought in that war. How did they sustain their morale in the face of such .

Loin du Vietnam (Far from Vietnam)

Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Agnes Var

Six revolutionary filmmakers from France's New Wave era come together in this documentary to demonstrate their collective contempt for the Vietnam War. The film, which includes segments directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Agnès Varda, combines war footage with popular culture snippets such as commercials, to prove a point. Interviews with politicians such as Ho Chi Minh are featured, as well as a dialogue between a Vietnamese woman and the widow of a protester.

The Power in Sharing our Stories | Kao Kalia Yang | TEDxUWRiverFall

Published on Jun 15, 2015
Kao Kalia Yang immigrated to the Unites States when she was six years old after spending her first years in a Thai refugee camp. She is the award-winning author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, and the forthcoming book The Song Poet. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University's School of the Arts.

No Question

from ash H

Animation to Bao Phi's poem "No Question."
For the 2011 Asian American Literary Review.

Book Flyer

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: The Story Wall

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: The Story Wall

Aired: 05/12/2017
Rating: NR

Katie Carpenter demonstrated how to share stories on TPT’s Vietnam War website.



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