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The Vietnam reader : the definitive collection of American fiction and nonfiction on the war

Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of Vietnam War writing, mostly by well-known authors. The fiction includes excerpts from novels, poems and songs, plus summaries of films, while non-fiction is represented by excerpts from books such as Robert Mason's Chickenhawk, the experiences of a helicopter pilot.
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Personal narratives
Nonfiction
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vietnam reader.
New York : Anchor Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)606997666
Online version:
Vietnam reader.
New York : Anchor Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)608587602
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0385491182 9780385491181
OCLC Number: 38765078
Description: x, 724 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Green. Green berets / Robin Moore --
If I die in a combat zone ; Going after Cacciato / Tim O'Brien --
Early work. One very hot day / David Halberstam --
If I die in a combat zone --
Obscenities / Michael Casey --
Sticks and bones / David Rabe --
From demilitarized zones / Jan Barry and W D Ehrhart, edts --
First wave of major work. Born on the Fourth of July / Ron Kovic --
Fields of fire / James Webb --
Rumor of war / Philip Caputo --
Dispatches / Michael Herr --
Going after Cacciato/ Tim O'Brien --
First wave of major films. Deer hunter ; Coming home ; Apocalypse now --
Songs. "Ballad of the green berets" / Barry Sadler and Robin Moore --
"I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to die-rag" / Country Joe McDonald --
"Fortunate son" / Creedence clear water revival, John Fogerty --
"The unknown soldier" / The Doors, Jim Morrison --
"What's going on" / Marvin Gaye --
"War" / Edwin Starr --
"Born in the USA" / Bruce Springsteen --
"The big parade" / 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant --
Oral history boom. Nam / Mark Baker --
Bloods / Wallace Terry --
Piece of my heart / Keith Walker --
From Dear America : letters home from Vietnam / Bernard Edelman, edt --
Everything we had / Al Santoli --
Second wave of major work. 13th Valley / John M Del Vecchio --
Meditations in green / Stephen Wright --
Paco's story / Larry Heinemann --
Second wave of major films. Platoon ; Full metal jacket --
Memoirs. 365 days / Ronald J Glasser --
Killing zone / Fredrick Downs --
Chickenhawk / Robert Mason --
Only war we had / Michael Lee Lanning --
Masterwork. Things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
Homecoming. Paco's story / Larry Heinemann --
Love medicine / Louise Erdrich --
From carrying the darkness / W D Ehrhart, edt --
A romance ; Monkey wars ; What saves us / Bruce Weigl --
Things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
Memory. Dien Cai Dau / Yusef Komunyakaa --
In country / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Incoming / Kevin Bowen --
In the lake of the woods / Tim O'Brien --
Mr. Giai's poem / John Balaban --
The wall. Invasion of Grenada / W D Ehrhart --
Names of the dead / Stewart O'Nan --
Dien Cai Dau / Yusef Komunyakaa.
Responsibility: edited by Stewart O'Nan.
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An anthology of Vietnam War writing, mostly by well-known authors. The fiction includes excerpts from novels, poems and songs, plus summaries of films, while non-fiction is represented by excerpts from books such as Robert Mason's Chickenhawk, the experiences of a helicopter pilot.

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