There are troves of books and documentaries produced on the Vietnam Era, but critics and audiences alike have discovered a fresh perspective in director Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary. The 10-part series, which was released on DVD and started airing on PBS last week, follows the U.S.’ controversial involvement through the eyes of more than 80 interviewees.
A companion book, written by historian Geoffrey C. Ward, has also been released. You can check out both titles via JDL below. The series soundtrack is available in our Hoopla music collection as well.
PBS is also asking viewers to submit their own stories from the Vietnam War. Veterans are encouraged to share their stories here.
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward