Books by Larry Berman

Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers who tolerate Berman's frequent pauses to quote praise from letters, speeches and articles, as well as tributes during award, change-of-command, retirement and funeral ceremonies, will agree that he makes a good case that Zumwalt was an outstanding naval leader."
Admiring biography of Elmo Russell Zumwalt (1920-2000), who transformed the U.S. Navy and went on to an equally commendable career after retirement. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2007

"A fair-minded, consistently interesting attempt to unpack the 'boxes within boxes in An's life' and a fascinating contribution to our understanding of America's defeat in Vietnam."
The morally ambiguous life of a respected journalist for Time who turned out to be a spy for the North Vietnamese. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Forget the folderol about telling 'the shocking hidden story of the peace process'—for almost nothing about the Vietnam War could come as a shock anymore. Appreciate this story instead as a choreography of the long and delicate peace dance, and all the toes that were stepped on along the way."
A blow-by-blow accounting of the peace negotiations that ended the war in Vietnam, complete with some (hardly earthshaking) recently declassified material. Read full book review >