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O'Brien, Tim 1946-

Works: 191 works in 773 publications in 17 languages and 40,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  War stories  Personal narratives  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3565.B75, 813.54
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The things they carried : a work of fiction by Tim O'Brien( Book )

125 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 6,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Book )

58 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wade, a senatorial candidate, is accused of participating in a massacre during the Vietnam War. Hounded by the press, he flees with his wife to a cottage and his wife disappears. Did she desert him, or did he kill her? By the author of Going After Cacciato
Going after Cacciato : a novel by Tim O'Brien( Book )

92 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all
July, July by Tim O'Brien( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old friends share memories of the past, current regrets, and future plans as they gather on a July weekend for the thirtieth reunion of Darton Hall College's class of 1969
Tomcat in love by Tim O'Brien( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as he plots revenge on his wife for abandoning him for another man Thomas Chippering, a professor of linguistics cannot free himself of his obsession with women. He makes a pass at a student who blackmails him into giving her good marks. A look at a womanizer
The things they carried by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have
The nuclear age by Tim O'Brien( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of forty-nine, William Cowling decides to dig a gigantic hole in his backyard in order to protect himself and his family from "the very real threat of nuclear annihilation that everyone evades and denies."--Cover
Northern lights by Tim O'Brien( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Arrowhead country of Minnesota, Paul and Harvey Perry act out the dreams of their dead father. Their rivalry spins out of control and ends in a final test of endurance and survival
Othello : a novel by Julius Lester( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play in which a jealous general is duped into thinking that his wife has been unfaithful, with tragic consequences
The Pen/O. Henry Prize stories( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring stories selected from thousands published in literary magazines, "The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009" is studded with great writers such as Junot Diaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices
If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Brien's searing memoir of his years as a soldier in Vietnam takes readers with him through the ghostly ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong
On war : the best military histories( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Cacciato has deserted Vietnam in 1968 and his squad is ordered to bring him back
Wartime lives( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
The Combat film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians, directors and military leaders describe the evolution of the World War II combat film, the rise of the Vietnam film, the influence of factual newsreel documentaries on fiction film genre, and the narrative tradition linking such films as Bataan (1943) and Platoon (1968)
The things they carried ; In the lake of the woods : 2 works by Tim O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July, July by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade, a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate, retreats with his wife, Kathy, to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, Kathy mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. As a search is begun, several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface in this unforgettable story about the vagaries of memory, love, and deception"--Container
Fall into me( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school bus driver nursing a broken heart meets a beautiful hospital volunteer. When an unexpected chain of events convinces her that he has a rare disease, he sees this as the only opportunity to get to know her and encourages the misconception
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The things they carried : a work of fiction
Alternative Names
O'Brien, Tim

O'Brien, Timothy 1946-

O'Brien, William Timothy 1946-

O'Brien, William Timothy 1946- Jr

O'Brien, William Timothy Jr. 1946-

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In the Lake of the WoodsGoing after Cacciato : a novelJuly, JulyTomcat in loveThe things they carriedThe nuclear ageNorthern lightsOthello : a novel