RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 646716670 LA English T1 The things they carried : a work of fiction A1 O'Brien, Tim,, YR 2010 SN 9780547391175 054739117X AB 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.