Larry Berman, The Author

Larry Berman has written extensively on Vietnam War related topics and has been featured on C-Span’s Book TV, the History Channel’s Secrets of War; The Presidents: To The Best of My Ability; Bill Moyers PBS series, The Public Mind; David McCullough’s American Experience series, “Vietnam: A Television History;” and Marvin Kalb’s retrospective on Vietnam. He is a co-recipient of the Richard E. Neustadt Award, given annually for the best book published during the year in the field of the American Presidency.



Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr, Dr. Berman’s most recent work, published by Harper Collins, is a biography of Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., a naval commander who initiated sweeping reforms that modernized the fleet and challenged institutional racism in the 1970’s.
Zumwalt is also available in a paperback format.

Approaching Democracy

Approaching Democracy, 8th Edition addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches students the theory and basics of American political science and the nation’s political history. It provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships.

Perfect Spy

In Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent, Larry Berman, who An considered his official American biographer, chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating spies.

No Peace, No Honor

No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam takes readers inside the negotiations that lead to the agreement Nixon famously called ‘peace with honour’ and reveals that the entire process was a sham.

Lyndon Johnson’s War

Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam