The Vietnam War: An Intimate History, by Geoffrey C. Ward / Ken Burns

A vibrantly photographed companion to the multi-part PBS film examines the Vietnam War's role in debates that continue in today's world, drawing on extensive interviews with contributors at all levels in America and Vietnam to explain why and how the war happened as well as its complicated legacy. 

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence, by Bill O’Reilly

Through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and King George III, chronicles the path to American independence, from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.